Wicstun Vets News
What does antibiotic resistance mean?
Antibiotics can be effective at treating bacterial infections. However, over time bacteria can evolve to become resistant to some antibiotics, making them less effective. The more we use antibiotics then the more quickly bacteria may adapt.
Alabama Rot, also known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), is a rare but serious and potentially life-threatening disease that affects dogs. While it’s relatively rare, it’s crucial for dog owners to be aware of this condition, understand what it is, and learn how to protect their furry companions from it. In this blog, we’ll delve into what Alabama Rot is, its symptoms, and most importantly, how you can take preventive measures to keep your beloved dog safe.
Navigating autumn’s hidden hazards: Can dogs eat conkers?
As the vibrant autumn leaves begin to fall, our canine companions eagerly join us in exploring the wonders of autumn. Amidst this picturesque backdrop, one common autumn sight is the iconic conker - the intriguing, shiny chestnut-like seed from horse chestnut trees.
Conkers possess a charming allure for children, adults, and animals alike. However, as dog lovers, it's crucial to be informed about the potential risks that these seemingly innocent seeds pose to our furry friends. In this article, we explore the question, “Are conkers harmful to dogs?”
Bringing a new puppy into your home can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it's important to be prepared for the behaviours that may come with it. Here are 7 behaviours to look out for in a new puppy, to get you better prepared for your new family addition…
Lilies are a favourite flower of many, often adorning our homes and gardens. However, many pet owners are unaware of the significant danger these flowers pose to their beloved furry friends. While lilies may seem harmless, certain species can be highly toxic to cats and, to a lesser extent, dogs.
It's important to know that there are ways to walk your dog in the rain comfortably for both you and your dog. Dogs have sensitive senses, and the sound and smell of rain can be overwhelming for some.
While summer brings plenty of outdoor adventures and quality time spent with your pets, it also presents some unique hazards that pet owners need to be aware of.
Our Guide to Knowing The Dangers of Corn and When You Should Visit Your Local Vet
We all love to share a delicious BBQ with our furry friends, but is it really safe to share some of our favourites, such as corn on the cob, with them? Here we explore the potential risk factors of sharing our classic summertime favourite with our dogs. Ensuring your pup’s health is our priority, so explore more to understand the dangers that corn on the cob poses to them, and when you should seek advice from your local Wicstun Vets.
Many dog owners enjoy spending time at the beach, allowing their furry friends to frolic in the waves and enjoy the sun. While the beach can be a fun and refreshing experience, it's important to be aware of the potential dangers, including saltwater poisoning. If your dog ingests saltwater, it can lead to significant health issues if not addressed promptly. At Wicstun Vets, we explore the symptoms of saltwater poisoning in dogs to help you recognize the signs and take appropriate action to protect your canine companion's well-being.