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Glaucoma causes eye removal at Animal Trust Wrexham

Animal Trust Wrexham has recently helped a dog suffering from severe Glaucoma - a disease of increased pressure in the eye and that can cause damage to the eye ball. Glaucoma is a serious condition and around 40% of dogs who are affected by the disease will lose their sight within the first year. Here [...]

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First client treated at Animal Trust Wrexham

First client treated at Animal Trust Wrexham Animal Trust Wrexham officially opened on Monday 5th August and the very first animal examined was Jack who had poorly ears. Here is more of his story. Ann Torrens, registered 6-year-old Jack, a Yorkshire Terrier, having read recommendations about Animal Trust on Facebook. Ann had noticed Jack’s ears [...]

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Springer Spaniel recovers from total hip replacement surgery

Springer Spaniel recovers from total hip replacement surgery One-year-old English Springer Spaniel, Phoebe, came into Animal Trust Shrewsbury after her owner, Mrs Maoudis, noticed Phoebe was sitting with her leg tucked under and limping after walks.  A senior veterinary surgeon at Animal Trust Shrewsbury examined Phoebe and diagnosed her with hip dysplasia, a common condition [...]

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When to Visit an Emergency Vet?

Our beloved pets can easily fall into a spot of bother as there are varying opportunities for our furry friends to come into danger, in and around the household and outside in their natural habitat. Cats and dogs are curious creatures; we can leave the cupboard door open for just a moment and, before we [...]

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Winnie makes a full recovery after complex surgery at Dewsbury

Just like humans, our pets will experience accidents, such as trips or falls. It’s not uncommon, especially if you have a very active dog or cat. Unfortunately, on occasion, if your pet has an accident this can lead to bruising, dislocations or even a fracture of a bone. When a pet has a fracture they [...]

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Animal Trust Ellesmere Port partners with PDSA

Animal Trust Ellesmere Port partners with PDSA We are delighted to announce we are working in partnership with the leading charity, PDSA to offer a new membership scheme from our Ellesmere Port surgery. The PDSA Pet Care scheme will help eligible pet owners to access Animal Trust’s reduced cost veterinary care services, plus a host [...]

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Successful ligament surgery performed at Animal Trust Ellesmere Port

Successful ligament surgery performed at Animal Trust Ellesmere Port Cruciate disease is a common condition that causes a dog’s ligaments to fray or fracture. At Animal Trust, we treated over 200 cases in 2018. The most recent case is that of Nala, a 4-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, whose owner, Stephanie Carney, from Liverpool, brought her [...]

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Local Cases of Pyometra Diagnosed

Local cases of Pyometra diagnosed We are urging owners of female dogs to be alert for the signs and symptoms of a common and life-threatening condition; Pyometra. This is estimated to affect 1 in 4 un-neutered bitches before the age of 10. Last year, we performed nearly 200 life-saving operations to treat the condition. Pyometra [...]

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Blu’s Patella Luxation Story

Blu’s patella luxation story In 2018, 94 animals had surgery to correct Patella Luxation at Animal Trust. Find out more about one of the patients we treated with the condition. French Bulldog owner, Ben Reynolds, attended Animal Trust in Ellesmere Port with three year old, Blu. Mr Reynolds had noticed that Blu needed to rest [...]

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Can cats catch a cold?

Cats can become ill with respiratory infections known as feline upper respiratory disease, or ‘cat flu’. Cat flu is very infectious and spreads between cats quickly. How do cats get cat flu? Unvaccinated cats are at risk of catching cat flu. Cats are more likely to catch cat flu if their immune system is weak, [...]

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Is my Cat in Pain?

When in pain or discomfort, cats will often disguise that they are suffering. As their owner, this can make it difficult for you to understand what’s wrong, as unlike humans, they aren’t able to tell you how they are feeling. There can be several reasons why your cat is in pain. Significant discomfort can be [...]

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Garden Safety for Dogs and Cats

Spring is finally here: the temperature is rising, the flowers are starting to bloom and the evenings are becoming lighter, meaning we have more time throughout the day to enjoy the garden with our pets. Whether you have a dog or cat, our pets love to explore the garden, coming into contact with a new [...]

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Is my Dog in Pain?

We understand that it can be difficult knowing whether your dog is in pain or discomfort. Your dog isn’t able to tell you what they are feeling or how they have come to be in pain, unlike humans, who can communicate verbally and explain the situation. There can be many reasons why your dog is [...]

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How to travel in the car with your dog

If you’re taking a short trip or are driving on a long-distance journey, you may have found that your dog isn’t a great fan of travelling. Your dog’s distress may make it tempting to sit them in the footwell at the front of your vehicle, or loosely in the boot. But, the Highway Code has [...]

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Pyometra – know the signs and symptoms

What is Pyometra? Pyometra is an infectious and inflammatory disease which causes a dog’s uterus to fill with pus. The condition is driven by hormonal changes and is estimated to affect one in four un-neutered bitches before they reach the age of 10. The most common time to see a pyometra is between one to [...]

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Why is pet dental care important?

Why do pets need dental care? Dogs require regular dental care to prevent gum disease from occurring. When your pet eats, their saliva, bacteria and food form together, creating plaque, a type of bacteria which produces a clear film on the dental surface. If this substance isn’t removed, plaque can build up over time, creating [...]

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Can dogs get the flu?

The human ‘flu’ is caused by the influenza virus, which cannot spread to dogs and the dog influenza virus cannot spread to people. In fact, it is extremely rare for dogs to get the influenza virus, but we do see cases of canine parainfluenza virus. The canine parainfluenza virus is an airborne disease which is [...]

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Dog health checklist

It can be difficult to understand when your dog is unwell. You see them every day, and as they can’t tell you that they’re feeling under the weather, it makes it particularly tricky for dog owners to be able to check on their dog’s health. While you may visit your vet occasionally for routine, general [...]

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Microchipping for Cats and Dogs

Microchipping is the most effective way of being reunited with your cat or dog in case they go missing. Losing a pet is stressful and incredibly upsetting, which is why microchipping is extremely important, to give your pet the best chance of returning home safely. While cats and dogs can be fitted with collars and [...]

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Cat health checklist

Cats are very good at not showing when they’re unwell. Cats can go quiet, and unless they’re an indoor cat using a litter tray, it’s not as easy for pet owners to monitor their cat’s health and toilet habits, which can indicate any signs of them being under the weather. Unlike dogs, cats live their [...]

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