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Willows at BSAVA/WSAVA Congress

13 April 2012

Willows has had a very successful start to BSAVA/WSAVA Congress as exhibitors at the ICC in Birmingham. Hundreds of visitors came to our stand on the first day to meet members of our staff and to take part in our competitions...

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Arthritis (osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease) in Dogs and Cats

10 April 2012

Although several types of arthritis exist, in the majority of cases and especially in older dogs and cats, the term ‘arthritis’ is commonly used to describe osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease.

Osteoarthritis results from destruction of the cartilage layer, together with a change in the amount or consistency of the lubricating fluid...

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Disease in rabbits

30 March 2012

It is worth noting that rabbits are ‘prey animals’. This means that in the wild they will not want to give outward signs of illness as this would single them out as an easy meal for a fox! They have a fantastic ability to hide illness until it may be too late to treat them. You should always be aware of the amount and type of food your rabbit is eating, how much it is drinking and the quantity and nature of the urine and faeces.

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Responsible dog ownership

21 March 2012

Owning a dog brings great happiness to both owner and dog but also brings responsibility for the lifetime of the pet. Dog owners have an obligation to their dog and their community to ensure that their pet is a happy, socialised and well-trained animal...

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External parasites (Ectoparasites) in Cats

16 March 2012

Several types of external parasites can affect your cat. Most common and well-known are fleas, but ticks, ear mites and several other types of mites are seen on a regular basis, too...

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Worming your Dog

15 March 2012

Several types of worms can affect dogs and it is usually impossible for you to know whether your dog is infected with worms. Unless a dog is severely infested or has tape worms, it is not possible to notice worms in faeces – usually only microscopically small worm eggs are passed with the faeces.

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Diabetes

13 March 2012

As in humans, dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus are unable to control the level of sugar in their blood. This is due to a lack of, or inability to use, a hormone called insulin. Insulin allows the tissues of the body to absorb glucose (sugar) from the blood in order to provide energy...

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Cat Grooming

12 March 2012

Short haired cats usually take care of their own grooming, so much so that a cat spends up to one third of its waking time grooming itself. A cat's rough tongue acts like a brush. Long-haired cats need some help with their grooming, otherwise their hair will start to tangle and form matts. Regular, preferably daily, brushing or combing is advisable to prevent any matts from forming...

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Dog Grooming

9 March 2012

Regular grooming should be part of the routine care for every dog. It ensures that your dog is always clean and good looking, and it can also be ‘quality time’ for both owner and dog. Additionally, many health problems can be picked up early when the dog is groomed regularly...

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Cancer Specialist at Willows

7 March 2012

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Baines, one of our team of accredited Specialist referral vets, is now an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Oncology. Stephen is also a European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery...

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Pet Dental Care

5 March 2012

Pet dental care is advisable to keep teeth clean and to prevent cavities and infection in the mouth. There are a number of ways to look after your pet's teeth and...

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Dog nutrition

2 March 2012

Feeding a good quality food is vital for your dog’s well-being and longevity. In the majority of cases a good quality complete dog food is the most appropriate way to feed your dog. We generally recommend dry food, which has the added benefit of keeping your dog’s teeth clean. In some cases a ‘life-stage’, ‘lifestyle’ or even prescription food needs to be fed to keep a dog in good health and we will discuss this with you as necessary...

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Anaesthetics at Willows

24 February 2012

We know how worrying it can be if your pet requires a procedure involving an anaesthetic (after-all most of us are pet owners too!). At Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service we have a Specialist-led team of three veterinary anaesthetists who provide advanced level supervision of sedatives and anaesthetics for our patients...

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New Pet Passport Scheme

23 February 2012

For those of you wishing to travel with your pet back and forth to countries covered by the Pet Travel Scheme, you may be aware of some recent changes to the Pet Passport Scheme....

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A Second Chance…

17 February 2012

Having been found in the road on a cold January morning, little ‘Chance’ as she has now been named, was taken to work by kind hearted staff of a Netherton manufacturing company. The snow white puppy was less than three months old and had deformed front legs, which made walking almost impossible for her...

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Not everything in the home is harmless...

16 February 2012

Henry, a two year old Wheaten Terrier was presented to our primary clinic because his owner had noticed a swelling in one of his testicles...

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A ‘dog's tale’ from Willows Veterinary Centre

14 February 2012

Molly, a four year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier was presented to our primary clinic with a sudden onset of vomiting and severe tremors...

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Tenacres pupils meet vet nurse Jenny

2 February 2012

Willows Veterinary Nurse, Jenny Jones, found herself back at school recently. Jenny talked to two first year classes from Tenacres First School about how to care for their animals, as well as explaining how important the role of a Veterinary Nurse is. Jenny gave a brief presentation...

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Visit to Cranmore Infant school

19 January 2012

Laura Shaw, one of our primary care vets has been forging links in the local community recently with a visit to Cranmore Infant School.  The pre-school and infant classes are undertaking a project this term about ‘people who help us’... 

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British Heart Foundation benefits from Willows’ new ‘Assistance Dog’

16 January 2012

Willows spent rather more than usual on a stuffed-toy dog recently, in fact he cost in excess of £2000!. Other than vaguely resembling an Airedale Terrier, he is also a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) mannequin, an invaluable training aid for all clinical staff. The mannequin is similar to the well known ‘Resuss Annie’, used to teach life saving First Aid in humans, but with many additional features... 

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Keeping your pet safe at Christmas

19 December 2011

Christmas is traditionally a time for family, food and frivolity.  For most pet owners an emergency visit to the vets might be the last thing they would anticipate during the holiday season, but for some unfortunate pets this can be the end result of a little too much festive cheer.  Many apparently harmless foods and other items around the house can be a potential cause of poisoning or illness in our pets...

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My dog is coughing – could it be Kennel Cough?

6 December 2011

Coughing is something that we quite commonly encounter in our canine patients, but it can be very worrying for owners.  If your dog is coughing, it is important that you take him or her to your vet for an examination.  There is a long list of causes of coughs, some of which are more serious than others, so careful history taking and examination by the vet are needed to decide if further investigations and possible treatment are required (looking for heart and lung problems or other non-infectious airway disease).  However, the most common cause of a dog developing a sudden onset cough, especially at this time of year is an upper airway infection known as ‘kennel cough’.

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Spice relish the opportunity to look behind the scenes at Willows (and win chocolates and Champagne!)

10 November 2011

The Spice UK Social Group is an ‘adventure group’ that allows its members to meet socially while at the same time enjoying a wide range of different activities.

Spice approached Willows as they were keen to get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes of one of Europe’s leading veterinary small animal hospitals...

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BSAVA World Congress

20 September 2011

Willows will be exhibiting at the BSAVA 2012 World Congress. If you are attending we would love to see you where you'll have the opportunity to meet our specialist support teams...

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Nurse Jenny locks in on voluntary work

26 August 2011

Willows Veterinary Nurse, Jenny Jones, recently swapped her nurse’s uniform for a hard hat and high-vis jacket in order to volunteer for the Waterway Recovery Group, a subsidiary of the Inland Waterways Association...

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Health warning! – Lungworm on the increase in dogs!

23 August 2011

Angiostrongylus vasorum, or lungworm, used to be considered a problem confined to the South West of England and Wales, but it has been increasingly diagnosed in dogs in the Midlands and elsewhere in the UK...

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French bulldog ‘urnee’ tells willows veterinary staff to ‘get on your bike!

19 August 2011

Urnee McClaughlin’s owner was so pleased with the treatment and care he received during his recent stay at Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service, that she made a generous donation of £1000 as a ‘thank you’ to all the staff...

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Willows is coming to Crufts 2011!

2 March 2011

Willows will, for the first time, have a stand at Crufts this year.  Our presence throughout each of the four days of the event will give dog owners and breeders (and any passing vets or veterinary nurses!) an opportunity to meet with  a number of members of our veterinary, nursing and management teams. 

So, if you are visiting Crufts this year do come and visit us on Stand 198A in Hall 1 - you can pick our brains, learn more about our services, pick up some free gifts and take the opportunity to enter our Crufts Competition with the chance of winning a £500 cash prize!  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Veterinary Professional Newsletter - Spring 2011

1 March 2011

Our latest Update is filled with news about Willows services and staff.  It also contains interesting case reports, practical tips for practitioners and a ‘What’s your diagnosis?’ quiz to test your ophthalmic knowledge...

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Willows launches its own in-house emergency service

4 October 2010

From now on, if your pet is registered with Willows' general practice clinic and he or she becomes ill in the night, over a weekend or on a bank holiday, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that there is always a Willows' veterinary surgeon awake, on our premises and on duty who you can speak to for advice and who you can come to see if necessary. All you need to do is to telephone 0121 712 7070

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