Dr. Kristi Green’s Blog

Is Your Cat Feeling Thirsty

Have you noticed your cat drinking more than usual? Increased thirst and urination can be the first sign of serious kidney problems in your cat. Sadly it is common for kidney function to progressively reduce as cats get older. Also known as renal failure, other signs...

Star Article March 2017 – Dealing with Diabetes in Pets

While many of us may have a friend or family member with Diabetes Mellitus, it is less commonly known that dogs and cats can also develop this disease. Diabetes is associated with the poor production or uptake of the hormone insulin which controls blood sugar levels....

Summer Safety Tips for your Pet

Summer is a great time of year to spend more time with your pets and is also a busy time for vets seeing a range of summer related health problems. Our clinic has already treated several dogs with grass seeds lodged in their feet and ears. Removal may require surgery,...

Hyperthyroid Disease of Elderly Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a disease of cats, usually ten years of age or older, caused by excessive production of the thyroid hormone. The role of thyroid hormone in the body is to control metabolism and iodine storage. In cats it is typically a benign overactive thyroid...

Dealing with Disc Disease in Dogs

Intervertebral disc disease in dogs is a degenerative process that can lead to serious back pain and even paralysis. Discs are like soft cushions located between each spinal vertebrae. Before a disc ruptures it becomes stiff or even calcified and then pushes up...

Spring into Action and Desex your Cat!

Spring is here and so is cat breeding season again. This means litters of abandoned kittens are sadly at risk of being euthanased by overcrowded shelters. It also means increased cat fights and spread of diseases such as Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). The answer...

Saying Goodbye To Your Pet

Coping with the loss of a pet is the most difficult aspect of owning an animal and one of the hardest parts about being a vet and vet nurse. Recently our clinic has sadly said a final goodbye to several of our very special long term patients. This includes 15 year old...

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