Our Vet's Blog
This is a copy of our Veterinary Advisor Graham Hines Blog which hopefully has some useful information
October Halloween Vaccicheck Clinic30-09-2020, 06:10
We have arranged our next clinic to be Halloween MORNING from 10am at the Dogs Diner in Moreton Wirral
Give them a ring on 0151 678 2588
Cost £30 per dog
What is Vaccicheck?
We take a small blood sample from you pet and than use this to measure antibodies to Adenovirus, Distemper and Parvovirus in the blood. For this we can tell if he has been vaccinated successfully or had a natural infection to give him antibodies
If the antibody titers are positive then you will not need a vaccine for any of these diseases.
When should it be done.
Ideally a couple of weeks post vaccination as a puppy if it's worked then he's protected but at any time is fine
How long does protection last. Probably for life but we recommend a retest every 3 years if a good level of antibodies are found
Next Vaccicheck Clinic13-09-2020, 05:24
Saturday 19th September 2020
Ring the Diner for an appointment 0151 678 2588
Read more about what Vaccicheck Antibody testing is here
Should you Neuter, When should you neuter -03-09-2020, 04:17
There has long been discussion around the most appropriate age for dogs to be neutered.
Certain dog breeds have been shown to have an elevated risk of developing cancers and/or joint disorders when neutered at an early age. However, that risk had only been assessed across a very limited number of breeds. A new study published by researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, USA, sheds new light on this topic. ‘Assisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers, and Urinary Incontinence’, a 10 year study of 35 dog breeds, has uncovered a large disparity of risk of joint problems and cancer amongst different breeds.
The joint disorders include hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament tear or rupture, and elbow dysplasia. The cancers include lymphoma, mast cell tumour, hemangiosarcoma, and osteosarcoma.
The researchers analysed data from thousands of dogs examined at the University of California Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to try to determine whether neutering, the age of neutering, or differences in sex affected certain cancers and joint disorders amongst different breeds of dog.