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Renal failure puppy

We had a very sick puppy brought to us last week. She had been seen at another practice, and she was under treatment for an upset tummy, but she had become very dehydrated. All seemed fairly routine until we ran her bloods. Shockingly she was in severe kidney failure. All the other pups in her […]

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Stone foreign body

Millie presented with loss of appetite and vomiting. She doesn’t usually eat anything she shouldn’t; but she must have decided to try munching on a stone; just for the fun of it. Bad idea 🤦‍♀️ We assessed her bloods and took a survey radiograph. We could just immediately see a mineralised foreign body lodged in […]

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Bladder uroliths

Marley was sent to us from a lovely practice in Cavan. He was quietly making bladder stones for years; but they had recently lodged themselves firmly in his urethra. They were stuck. This is painful. Stones can also be the source of urinary tract infections. Even worse, they have the potential to obstruct the urinary […]

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Covid update

Well the covid numbers seem to be rising rapidly and the ICU beds are starting to fill. I’m sure everyone is just as dismayed as I am; that inoculations haven’t stopped the spread. I sense more restrictions coming soon; which is enormously disappointing. We’re still consulting outside. Some clinics brought clients back inside; but I […]

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Newborn frenchie pups

Frenchies born at c-section

These beauties surprised their owner tonight with a sudden arrival; all platinum frenchies. We were busy unblocking a cat with an obstructed urethra when the call for help came in. We had to intervene to help save the puppies after the mum delivered two; but the next one was breach. She was stuck. She was […]

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Covid update

The pandemic is such a long haul. Everybody is tired of it; and complacency can be seen everywhere. The beaches were packed this weekend. Whilst I understand that young people, in particular, are fed up and need social supports; our population is still vulnerable to variants and climbing numbers. We are so lucky on this […]

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Puppy socialisation

We’ve registered hundreds of new puppies since the start of the pandemic. I am a little afraid, at times, that I might see some of these dotes back for undesirable behavioural issues before long. Socialisation of puppies, particularly with children, needs to be done very carefully with a lot of time commitment to getting it […]

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Client advice

One of our CCTV cameras catches sunrise every morning. Beautiful! The R401 is a treacherous road for ice. If you’re travelling to us please take care. We don’t mind if you’re late, as long as you’re safe. The locals know the black ice spots on our road, and we all drive like snails in this […]

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Christmas miracle

Every year we have a little Christmas miracle case. This year it’s Luna, a frightened, paralysed stray kitten. Luna was brought to us with a sad history. She was collapsed and her front limbs were completely paralysed. She had been found in a ditch. Initially she was perfect, but she grew weak after two days, […]

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Ivermectin poisoning

Ivermectin poisoning

We have a very unusual case last week. A farm doggy got access to a sheep drug called ivermectin. There was a dented canister and we’re pretty sure he licked some. No critical comments please! Accidents happen all the time; and his owners were kind enough to let us share his case, hoping that might […]

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