You Be the Vet - Creaky, Painful Joints

The other month we talked about how to spot the signs of arthritis in your cat. But what about your dog?Last month we talked about how to spot the signs of arthritis in your cat. But what about your dog?Are They Slowing Down?When you’re a vet, your examination of the animal...
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What's New at HPVH?

We are very excited about the latest additions to our in-house diagnostic equipment, allowing us to take even better care of you…It’s been a big year at Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital so far. We already have the facilities available to look after almost all your pet’s needs under the one roof....
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Brave Pet of the Month - Cody

We discovered that Cody had developed an irregular heart rhythm at a routine health check. This had us very concerned... We discovered that Cody had developed an irregular heart rhythm at a routine health check. This had us very concerned, especially because as a Great Dane he is predisposed to heart disease....
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Cats in Heat

Is your quiet female cat suddenly yowling all night? Is your independent lady suddenly wanting nothing but cuddles?Is your normally quiet female cat suddenly yowling all night, keeping the whole household awake? Is your independent lady suddenly wanting nothing but cuddles all day? Maybe you’ve noticed there’s lots of other cats...
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You be the Vet: Does Your Cat Have Arthritis?

Arthritis in cats can be difficult to spot. So how do we work out if they’re having problems with joint pain?Arthritis in cats can be difficult to spot, as they often quickly learn what they can do, and what will cause them to get sore, and they will stop doing what...
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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

So you’ve got your toothbrush kit, and you’re all ready with your pet friendly toothbrush and paste, but how do you go about act…It’s the same as for us – brushing our dog and cat’s teeth is the best way of keeping dental disease under control. So you’ve got your toothbrush...
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Brave Pet of the Month – Ollie

Ollie and his family are able to sleep through the night!Ollie struggled with his allergic skin for years. Itchy, red and irritated, his scratching was keeping himself and his family awake. He was on cortisone to control the scratching, but there were side effects and it wasn’t working very well anyway....
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You Be The Vet: When to Get Your Pet’s Eyes Checked

Are your pet’s eyes bright red and swollen?Are your pet’s eyes bright red and swollen? Or are you staring into those loving eyes and you can’t quite place it, but something doesn’t look quite right? The symptoms of eye disease in pets range from “glaringly” obvious, through to a slightly glassy...
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Facebook Competition

This chilly winter it’s not all doom and gloom! Be on the watch out for our Facebook competition for your chance to win!This chilly winter it’s not all doom and gloom! Be on the watch out for our Facebook competition for your chance to win! All you have to do is...
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Dental Disease – It’s Not All about the Smile

Bad teeth aren’t just about breath like rotting garbage and a yucky looking smile, although these are bad enough.Bad teeth aren’t just about breath like rotting garbage and a yucky looking smile, although these are bad enough. Even worse is the damage that’s happening internally. Below the gum line, the germs...
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Desexing Your Cat - Fact vs Myth

Cat breeding season normally starts when the days get longer in the early Spring.Myth: Females need to have a litterThis is simply not true. While older cats may bond with younger kittens this should not be confused with them feeling like they’re missing out by not having little ones of their...
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Should I Let My Cat Outside?

Should you keep your cat indoors, or allow them to go outside? Let’s consider the pros and cons to going outside!Should you keep your cat indoors, or allow them to go outside? Let’s consider the pros and cons to going outside!Pro: Cats that are allowed outside are easier to keep entertainedCats...
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