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Summertime problems

July 3, 2010
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Summer is typically a busy time for pet vets.  Some of the more common complaints we see are injuries, skin complaints, infectious coughs and tummy upsets. Skin Complaints. Over the past few weeks we have seen increased numbers of itchy...
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Keeping your dogs cool this summer

May 22, 2010
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Just like many of us Irish dogs are just not used to hot weather. Those dogs that suffer most from heat related problems are those with very long fluffy coats, especially dogs like Huskies and Samoyeds which are designed to live in...
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Open Day Hermitage Veterinary Clinic May 29th

May 12, 2010
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Open Day Hermitage Veterinary Clinic Lucan May 29th 2010 2pm -4pm Hermitage Veterinary Clinic opened its doors to the pet owning public in May 2005. To celebrate our 5 year anniversary we are having a family open day at our...
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Missing Schnauzer – Kaiser

April 14, 2010
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Miniature Schnauzer.  His name is Kaiser and he is missing since the morning of Friday April 9th 2010. He is believed to have been picked up by 2 men in a red VW Golf GTI reg: 08D xxxxx on the...
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Rabbits – looking after your rabbit

March 29, 2010
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Rabbits can make a great pet. They are cute and usually quite friendly especially if handled well from a young age.  They can live for up to 8 or 10  years of age and bond well with their owners. Rabbits...
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Arthritis in dogs and cats – things you should know.

March 24, 2010
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Arthritis is very common in older pets. It is a painful condition. The signs are not always easy to spot as dogs and cats are genetically programmed to hide pain. Arthritis is caused by aging and wear and tear of...
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Lungworm in dogs – a potential killer

March 19, 2010
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Lung worm – could your dog be affected? A new deadly parasite has swept across Europe and the UK and is now effecting dogs in Ireland. Angiostrongylus Vasorum is a lung worm which dogs can infect dogs. The most common...
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New Kitten checklist

February 24, 2010
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KITTEN CHECKLIST     When does my kitten need to be vaccinated? Your kitten can be vaccinated from 9 weeks old. He/she needs to have 2 vaccinations at least 3 weeks apart. The second vaccine can be given at 12...
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Pet MicroChip Identification

February 15, 2010
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We see so many lost and stray pets these days. The best advice we can give to pet owners is make sure your pet has an identity tag and a microchip. What is a Microchip? The microchip is a tiny...
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Looking after your older cat

February 8, 2010
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Cats  are living longer and longer these days….. There is a combination of factors involved, mostly better nutrition, vaccination and neutering and better care from their owners. We would consider cats older than 7 to be senior and cats over...
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