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Skin disease in dogs

A lecture by Dr Fionnuala Fallon. We were recently invited to lecture on skin disease at the Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association annual conference.  We put together a slideshow explaining our approach to skin disease, which you are welcome to view. Please click the links below to download the presentation Powerpoint files. dermatology lecture

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Do animals feel pain the way we do?

A client said something to me this week that really resonates with me. “Will she feel pain from her operation”? Now that’s a great question. The answer in my clinic is NO! All of our routine surgeries get morphine derived painkillers and a second class of drug too that lasts 24 hours. We send them […]

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Christmas drama – dog Electrocuted!

Well we certainly had an eventful Christmas. Along with the usual plethora of gastric upsets and respiratory infections we were presented with a dog who had been electrocuted. Frank Called me at 3.30am Christmas night. He had been out walking his new rescue American Akita dog in Edenderry at 3am, as you do. The dog […]

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All creatures great and small

Bolt the hawk presented to me today. He had been out hunting and got into a fight with a feral cat. The cat made a tiny scratch on his foot. His owner cleaned the wound and sprayed it with iodine but it seemed painful and was getting worse. He wouldn’t put the foot down. Bolt […]

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Tiny little hamster with a tiny cast in his tiny arm

Small furries – diseases and cures

I’ve had lots of small furries through the door this week. I just love this picture I found on Reddit! It makes me laugh and it also makes a point. Exotic pets such as guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rabbits, rats and ferrets are some of my favourite little guys to treat. Anything a cat or […]

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When dogs are abandoned at the vets!

well I had my first abandoned dog last night. Somebody drove up to the gates, threw a gorgeous little Jack Russell cross over the wall, and drove away leaving us to deal with the problem. I was away for the afternoon and so the poor dog was terrified and scared until I got back after […]

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