Welcome back Zoe who
has been off on maternity leave.
KITTY CRAIG - We now
have the lovely Kitty working with
us. Kitty qualified in 2007 from the
Royal Veterinary college in London.
She enjoys all aspects of first opinion
small animal practice , but especially
surgery and orthopaedics. Kitty has
mostly worked in Suffolk but also
gained experience in other countries
including New Zealand and Botswana.
Outside of work Kitty enjoys running,
swimming and walking her naughty wire
haired daschund called Frank.
10 EASTER DANGERS
There's a lot to love
about Easter - time with family ,
chocolate, sweets - but this time
can be dangerous to our furry friends.
CHOCOLATE - chocolate
contains THEOBROMINE as well as caffeine
which is very toxic to dogs and cats.
Dark and un-sweetened chocolate is
the most toxic because they contain
the highest concentrations.
Signs of ingestion can include hyperactivity,
diarrhoea, vomiting or seizures -
leading to pancreatitis , kidney failure
etc. - seek vet attention immediately.
EASTER BASKET FILLERS - plastic grass,
plastic eggs, foil and toys are all
popular fillers but they also are
attractive and enticing to our pets.
These can cause obstruction.
SWEETS - Xylitol is a sweetener often
found in sugar free candy - and also
toothpaste and vitamins, Xylitol rapidly
increases insulin in a dogs bloodstream,
causing an extreme drop in blood sugar.
It can lead to liver failure, seizures,
weakness, vomiting and death.
AM/LAMB or other FATTY foods - fatty
foods can cause upset stomach resulting
in pancreatitis, fever, weakness,
lethargy and abdo pain. Also the bones
can cause harm - if splintered or
impacted can cause obstruction.
ONIONS/GARLIC/CHIVES/LEEKS - these
cause gastroenteritits and haemolytic
anaemia - signs include drooling,
abdo pain , vomiting/diarrhoea, pale
gums or increased heart rate
LILIES - these beautiful flowers are
highly toxic to cats - causing kidney
failure or worse if not treated. All
parts can be lethal even the water
the flowers are stored in. prompt
treatment is needed if you suspect
MACADAMIA NUTS - while these nuts
are not usually toxic they can cause
horrible side effects such as joint
stiffness, paralysis, depression and
POSTAGE - now with variety of online
companies we do a lot of our shopping
through the post so beware if any
parcels might come through your post
box which will be tempting to your
pets - chocolate and candy will smell
lovely to their little noses and they
may have ingested it before you even
SO WE WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY EASTER
FULL OF DELICIOUS TREATS - JUST SPARE
A THOUGHT FOR THE DANGERS YOUR FURRY
FRIENDS MIGHT BE IN