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Over recent years veterinary dermatology has improved dramatically. Not only has our understanding of the causes of an enormous variety of skin conditions improved, but advances in our treatment options has transformed the lives of many patients.

"Lucy", an 8 year old poodle has suffered from severe skin issues for some time prior to visiting our Newcastle animal hospital. A full work up of her problems revealed she has a severe allergy, called atopic dermatitis, with secondary bacterial and fungal infections. Once upon a time any vet in Newcastle would have needed to resort to cortisone to treat the allergy, however over recent years several new treatments have become available. 

The most recent of these treatments is a drug that specifically breaks the "itch scratch" cycle in dogs. This drug stops the urge to scratch therefore allowing the dog's skin time to recover and for other therapies time to take effect. "Lucy" from Elermore Vale (pictured below) has seen a dramatic improvement over the last two weeks but has much progress yet to make. She is one of the classic cases we see in Newcastle vet hospitals where an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment can yield dramatic results. We hope to bring you updates soon. 

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Antibiotic resistance and your pet

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing both veterinary and human medicine. The screen image I am sharing below is from a swab from a non-healing wound that I sampled from a cat last week. It shows what the offending bacteria is (Staphlococcus intermedius) and the antibiotics it is resistant and sensitive to. Those that is resistant to are marked with an "R", and those it is sensitive to are marked with an "S". As you can see, it is resistant to most of the antibiotics tested, although fortunately not all.

In this case the patient has slowly responded to wound and nursing care, however this will not always be the case. In patients that are very old, very young, or who have a surpressed or dyfunctional immune system, infections like this could lead to septicaemia and death.

It is critical that vets and doctors use antibiotics appropriately and that patients and owners follow the instructions properly to slow the rate that bacteria are becoming resistant to all but the most sophisticated antibiotics.

Resistant bacteria are everywhere. It doesn't matter where in Newcastle you live. Your local vet clinic, animal hospital or ever your local GP confront them every day.

Here are the key facts:

  • Antibiotics are medications that kill or affect the growth or multiplication of bacteria.
  • Resistant bacteria are not affected by that particular antibiotic and can therefore continue to potentially cause disease.
  • The development of antibiotic resistance is accelerated by inappropriate or over prescription of antibiotics by practitioners, failure to follow the instructions by patients (such as not taking the full course) and poor infection control in hospital environments.
  • As a pet owner always give your pet the full course of antibiotics in the manner prescribed, always wash your hands properly after handling your pet and medications, and don't be immediately unhappy when your vet or doctor says that antibiotics are not required although don't be afraid to question why.
  • Always seek medical or veterinary advice early in the course of disease rather that waiting until your patient is very unwell - they could be one of the unlucky ones!
Fortunately the cat affected by the bacteria below is recovering albeit slowly. We wish the brave boy a speedy recovery from here on.

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What do I do if my dog is stung by a bee?

At our Animal Hospital in Newcastle we often recieve phone calls from panic stricken owners who have arrived home to a dog with a massively swollen face greeting them at the front gate.

While there are many possible causes for facial swellings in dogs, the most common is an insect bite, generally from a bee.

If this happens to your pet, the first thing to do is phone your pet's vet clinic immediately to infom them of the situation and determine if it is an emergency or not. The vast majority of these cases make a full and rapid recovery with prompt veterinary treatment.

The first thing your vet may inform you to is to check their demeanour - are they bright and alert, is their gum colour nice and pink, are they wobbly?

Most dogs simply develop local swelling at the site of the sting. Some dogs, ofter Boxer and Boxer cross breeds, may develop a degree of anaphylaxis and have a drop in heart rate, blood pressure and my develop acute respiratory distress.

Some dogs may recover of their own accord over 6 hours or so but then develop lumps over their body the following day.

The best course of action is to contact your local vet in Newcastle immediately to have them examined and treated as soon as possible. Your pet hospital staff may choose to use an antihistamine injection or a rapid acting cortisone injection to stop and reverse the reaction to the insect bite. 

Ivy, pictured below, may look odd in this photo but should be able to resume her modelling engagements tomorrow, following prompt treatment at lunchtime today.

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What can my vet do if my cat won't eat?

One situation that all vets in Newcastle confront regularly is a cat that won't eat following surgery. There are numerous causes, ranging from inadequate pain relief to stress. Obviously the most important solution is to treat the underlying problem. This is what every vet in Newcastle would do as their first course of action.

What happens when this fails though?

One solution is to use an appetiite stimulant. 

One of the most effective methods that vets use is a tiny dose of intravenous diazepam. It has a brief effect of making the cat suddenly hungry and in some cases this can be enough to turn the situation around and get them eating again.

This effect does not work for valium given by mouth so definitely DO NOT try this at home. 

There are other appetite stimulants that vets may choose to use but this is one of the more spectacular ones.

If your cat is not eating, there is an underlying reason, and generally a serious one. Please contact us at Cardiff Veterinary Hospital on 49547055 or if you see another vet in Newcastle, seek their advice immediately.

Check out this technique in action in the video below:

X rays for pets in Newcastle

X rays are used for more than just broken bones. They are in fact one of the most useful diagnostic tools available in modern veterinary medicine.

X rays are commonly used to examine dog's chests (primarily their heart and lungs), their abdomen (stomach and bowels) as well as a variety of other problematic areas - hips, spines and limbs.

Recently we made a major investment in a new radiology suite which now provides us wth fantastic image quality, improving diagnostic capabilities and making it safer for patients because of the speed of image generation.

Cardiff Veterinary Hospital is one of the longest operating vets in Newcastle and we strive to offer the latest in treatment and diagnostics. Whetther you live in Kotara, Elermore Vale, Cameron Park or Cardiff we are available for you!

Check out how it is done in our video below!

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Rosie is a beautiful 4 year old desexed female German Shepherd. Rosie's family have been posted overseas for work until May 2018. They initially had someone organised to care for her for these 2 years. Sadly this arrangement has fallen through. If Rosie's owners are unable to find someone to foster her for 2 years, they may be forced to surrender her for good. This would be heartbreaking for their 2 young children.

Rosie is a beautiful dog. She would be best with someone reasonably strong as she can pull on her lead. She is also quite boistrous with other dogs and therefore it would be best for her to be on her own, in a well fenced yard.

Rosie's owners will cover all of her expenses during that period so all her foster home would be required to provide is care and love!

If you think that your home may be suitable please send a direct message with your contact details to the Cardiff Vet Hospital facebook page.

How to give a dog a tablet

Giving a dog a tablet can be a daunting experience for many people. The thought of putting your hand in their tooth filled mouths fills many people with dread. While there are some dogs where putting a tablet straight down is simply impossible or unsafe, the majority of dogs are relatively straightforward. My tips are as follows:

  1. Have a second person hold the dog by the shoulders.
  2. Have the tablet within easy reach
  3. Hold the dog under the cheekbones with your non-dominant hand.
  4. Hold the tablet between your thumb and forfinger of your dominant hand then use your middle finger to pull their bottom jaw down as you tilt their head back with your other hand.
  5. Firmly push the tablet right over the back of their tongue - it is almost impossible to make them choke.
  6. Hold their mouth closed for a few seconds then offer them a food reward.
  7. Pat yourself on the back.
Check out the video below including a slow motion shot...

What is involved in having my cat desexed?

Desexing is one of the most responsible things a pet owner can do. Not only does it prevent unwanted litters, it also has health benefits for your pet. It helps prevent uterine infections, ovarian cysts and tumors, and reduces fighting between cats.

The procedure in a female cat is an ovariohysterectomy. This means both ovaries and the entire uterus are removed. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic in sterile conditions. It is best carried out prior to 6 months of age. 

Your pet is always provided with first rate surgical care as well as ongoing pain relief during and after the surgery as required.

When it comes to surgery, experience counts. Our veterinary surgeons at Cardiff Veterinary Hospital have 60 years experience between them. They have been serving the communities of Cardiff, Edgeworth, Glendale, Elermore Vale, Kotara, Macquarie Hills, Warners Bay, Cameron Park and more for many years. Please phone the hospital on 49547055 for more details.

Check out the video below...

As some owners are unwilling to put their fingers into their cat's mouth, using a pill popper may be a useful alternative when giving a tablet. They are easy to use as the video link below shows.
"How do I give my cat a tablet?" This is one of the most common questions clients ask when they visit with their feline friend. The video below is designed to help you pill your cat with confidence every time without getting shredded. Enjoy!
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An itchy dog are one of the most common reasons people in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie visit a vet. It is frustrating for owners and uncomfortable for your pet.

Dogs can scratch for a variety of reasons - fleas, allergies, and infections are the most common. At Cardiff veterinary Hospital we always strive to treat or control the underlying cause as the first priority.

Sometimes this is not enough. 

Medical options to control itching has traditionally been based around cortisone products. These are very effective but do come with a range of side effects such as increased hunger, thirst, weight gain and potentially kidney and liver damage.

After many years of waiting a new product has become available in Australia based on the compound oclacitinib. This medication has been available in the USA for several years and has provided safe and effective relief to millions of dogs there. It offers effective relief for itchy dogs without all the unwanted side effects of cortisone and with far greater efficacy then anthistamines.

Please telephone Cardiff Veterinary Hospital if you are having trouble controlling your dog's itch or if you are looking for a better alternative to cortisone.

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Pugs are one of the most popular breeds in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. They are lively, loving and headstrong. They can also be somewhat cheeky and mischievous. 

Polly swallowed a thumb tack yesterday afternoon in front of her worried owner. X rays confirmed that it was indeed inside Molly's intestinal tract. Given she was bright, happy and non-painful a decision was made to wait and see what happened overnight.

As the second x ray shows, Molly successfully passed the thumb tack overnight! This was a great result as it avoided surgical intervention and the associated expenses.

If your dog swallows something unusual or novel alway seek veterinary attention promptly. Sometimes careful management can help avoid surgery, although often an operation is unavoidable.

Well done Polly.

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We get some very special injured wildlife brought into Cardiff Veterinay Hospital but none more spectacular than this Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo. They are a magnificent bird found in the bushland areas around Cardiff, Garden Suburb, Warners Bay, Macquarie Hills, Elermore Vale, Hillsborough and Charlestown. 
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It's good to see that our first paralysis tick case of the season is grateful enough to give nurse Abby a bid thank you kiss!

Tick paralysis is a deadly condition that affects both cats and dogs. It can occur in many suburbs in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Local suburbs particularly at risk are Cardiff, Warners Bay, Macquarie Hills, Garden Suburb, Kotara, Elermore Vale, Rankin Park, New Lambton Heights, Speers Point, Eleebana, Edgeworth, Cameron Park, Charlestown, Whitebridge, Dudley and Redhead.

Paralysis Ticks (Ixodes Holocyclus) can occur all year round in the Newcastle area, however most vets in our area see cases between July and March, with a peak around September. At Cardiff Vet Hospital we see most cases between July and January.

Tick paralysis is a medical emergency and should be treated as soon as possible.

The first sign of tick paralysis is often a pet simply being less interested in food. The condition progresses as the toxin travels to different parts of the body.

Owners will often notice a change in the pets bark or meow and may notice some gagging or coughing.

Eventually more advanced signs of paralysis become obvious such as a loss of balance and weakness in the hind legs. This eventually progresses to complete weakness in all four legs and increasingly laboured breathing.

Untreated most affected cases will eventually die from respiratory failure and exhaustion.

Fortunately, the treatment of tick paralysis is becoming increasingly sophisticated. This involves several days of hospitalisation, administration of tick antiserum, medications to prevent vomiting and infection, and often supportive therapy such as intravenous fluids and oxygen supplimentation.

Even with the best possible treatment, some cases can still die unexpectedly.

It is therefore critical that all owners in at risk areas use the best possible prevention. Up until recently this has involved spot-ons such as Advantix and Frontline, and tick collars such as Scalibor. 

Recently two new products have become available. Nexgard which is a monthly chewable, and Bravecto chewables which remarkably provides tick protection for up to 4 months and flea control for 3 months. If you purchase Bravecto from our hospital we will send you an SMS reminder 3 months after date of purchase to remind you to re-dose.

Paralysis ticks are one of the most dangerous problems we see in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, and "Cooper" from Edgeworth won;t be the last case we see this season.

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Morpheus from Cardiff definitely wins the prize for the most handsome pet of the morning. 

British Shorthair cats are one of the most popular breeds of purebred cats. They have been documented for over 100 years, however cats matching their description have been around since Roman times. 

They are one of the largest breeds of cat. They have characteristic full cheeks, short legs and tail, and broad solid shoulders and neck.
They tend to be loving affectionate cats that are good with other pets and children. They can be quite heavy and usually weigh between 4-7kg.

They have few specific disease problems and generally live into their teens.



Always ensure your cat has an annual check up, current vaccination, and good flea and tick prevention. Please feel free to call us at Cardiff Vet Hospital on 49547055 to discuss your cat's needs.
Morpheus is a young healthy cat who should be patrolling his Newcastle yard for many years to come.
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On a cold July day it is appropriate to look at a case involving a great cold climate breed, the Newfoundland.

Mikan is a gorgeous dog who has unfortunately had a chequered medical history. Like all "Newfies" he has a gentle and lovable personality. Unfortunately Mikan also has terrible joints.

Mikan has had several trips to Sydney for specialist surgical repair of developmental diseases in both his elbows. He recovered well from these procedures and has lived a normal active life (not that Newfoundlands are partcularly active).

Unfortunately his hind legs are now causing him serious problems. After trips to the specialist in Sydney, Mikan's dedicated owners decided to proceed with what may be his last chance with surgery.

The procedure went extremely well but it still remains to be seen if we have been able to improve Mikan's hind limb function.

Mikan has been extremely lucky to have such dedicated and determined owners. Not all dogs are so lucky.  Owning some of the more uncommon giant breeds of dog is a serious undertaking as they can be prone to some unusual problems. Dogs such as Newfoundlands are beautiful pets but can have their problems so please consider your personal circumstances carefully when choosing your next pet.

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Trips to the vet can be an intimidating experience for your pet, however there are some simple things both owners and vets can do to minimise the anxiety.

Firstly, it is worthwhile helping your pet become accustomed to car travel. It is valuable taking them for short trips periodically and if they are particularly anxious it can be worthwhile allowing them to sit, and even eat in the car when it is stationary in the garage.

Upon arriving at the vets avoid contact with intimidating animals such as large boisterous dogs (or any dog in the case of cats rabbits etc...).

The nurses and the vet may offer your pet a food treat to help ease their anxieties.

Try and be calm yourself. Pets are incredible at detecting and channelling their owners anxieties.

The staff are very skilled at reading your pet's body language and we will always adjust our body language accordingly to ensure your pet has a comfortable experience.

If you ever have concerns about how your pet might respond to the veterinary environment please telephone and discuss it with the staff. There are many additional things we can do to tailor your pet's visit to their particular needs.

Glen and Stephanie from Cardiff (pictured) bring their dog Tash in for a liver treat every Saturday morning which is helping to improve Tash's vet phobia.

At Cardiff Veterinary Hospital we love our cute native animals, but this one takes the cake. Feathertail Gliders are the worlds smallest gliding possum, capable of leaping/gliding up to 25m. It glides using the membranes between its elbows and knees. They possess an extraordinary feather-like tail, hence their name. It is prehensile which enables it to grip brances and leaves, but its flat feather-like shape also enables it to steer and brake when gliding.

Their habitat extends from Queensland to Victoria, and their preferred habitat is in areas with tall trees. They are actually relatively common but are rarely seen due to their tiny size, secretive nature and incredible speed.

They eat insects and necter from flowers. Their breeding season extends from about now (June) through until Christmas time.

Their major threats are dogs, cats, foxes, and of course, habitat destruction.

This one was found in someone's house in Garden Suburb / Kotara. They will be brought into vets in Newcastle occasionally. It is a great indicator of a healthy local ecosystem to find one in the middle of suburbia but also serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership and care of native habitats.

It has been given to a carer and will be returned to its home as soon as possible.

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All of us at Cardiff Veterinary Hospital love a happy ending.

Many of you may remember the stray Chinchilla that was brought into the clinic in a bedraggled state a couple of weeks ago. Despite our best efforts we were unable to locate his owner as he was not microchipped.

We had numerous offers from people happy to give ths handsome boy a new home. 

He has had the full day spa treatment in here from the nurses - groomed, bathed and pampered beyond belief. 

Today he is off to his new home near Edgeworth with high expectations after being ruined in here! Most vets in Newcastle always try and rehome strays like Monet. 

Farewell Monet and we look forward to hearing about your new life.

Cardiff Veterinary Hospital has some wonderful clients, and none more special than local identity, Paul Harrison. We were all devestated when Paul's faithful old dog passed away earlier this year. However, Harro was in today to have his terrific new pet, Tilly in for desexing.

"Tilly" had not had an easy life as a previous breeding dog, however she has certainly fallen on her paws with Paul. 

It is one of the great pleasures for all vets in Newcastle and beyond to have the privilege to care for multiple generations of pets for their clients and be such a part of people's lives.

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"Wilson" Taylor came in this afternoon unable to put weight on his right hind leg after an incident on the weekend. Careful examination revealed that Wilson had ruptured his cruciate ligament. 

Ruptured cruciates are a common injury in a variety of breeds and age of dogs. In young dogs such as Wilson it usually means that they have a predisposition to this injury. 

Ruptured cruciates require surgery. Different types of surgery are indicated depending on the breed, weight and age of the dog. Dogs like "Wilson" have particular risks associated with the surgery and so he will be having a procedure called a TPLO that will effectively reshape his knee. 

Some of the surgeries required to repair cruciate ligament ruptures can be expensive and are good examples of the benefit of pet insurance.

Hopefully we can put this handsome boy back together.

Unusual case of the week definitely goes to "Schnapps" (see images above and below)! He presented last week with a lump where his penis should be, shaped and the same colour as a raspberry. He wasn't that fussed about having it examined.

Schnapps was anaesthetised and careful examination showed his prepuce, or sheath had turned inside out. In 22 years I have never seen this in a cat. after placing a urinary catheter in his penis we carefully turned his prepuce the right way round and stitched it closed.

He came in this morning to have his sutures out and he looks absolutely perfect. He will still need to have the "cone of shame" on his head for a few days but otherwise he looks completely ok to resume normal activities. The photo below shows him just post surgery. 

Well done schnapps!

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Katherine visited Cardiff Veterinary Hospital with her new kitten Peppa for her final juvenile vaccination. Her next visit will be in a couple of weeks time for desexing. I cannot stress how important desexing your kitten is, no matter their gender.

A few basic points are as follows:

1. Cats can become fertile before 6 months of age so ensure you desex before this.

2. "Love finds a way" - no matter how well you confine your cat, they will do all they can to find a mate.

3. Early desexing has some health benefits - it reduces their chances of breast cancer and some other diseases to a minimum.

4. Early desexing does not have detrimental impacts on a cats behaviour.

5. Early desexing will usually assist in reducing the chances of them spraying or uninating inappropriately.

6. Most importantly, every yoer some 50,000 animal are needlessly put to sleep in NSW alone and 66% of cats that wind up in a pound or shelter do not leave alive.

Be responsible like Peppa's owners and desex your cat.

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Imagine a world where all stray animals find there way home. This is possible, but unfortunately not always a reality.

This handsome fellow was brought into Cardiff Veterinary Hospital yesterday as a stray. Sadly for both cat and owner, he is not microchipped.

He is a white persian or chinchilla cross. He would have been an expensive purchase at the time for someone. Unfortunately the breeder has broken the law (if in NSW) or the owner has failed to chip him when importent into the state.

Microchipping is compulsory for all cats and dogs in NSW. All it involves is the placement of a small transponder under the skin over their shoulders which contains a 15 digit serial number, a code which is unique to your pet worldwide. This enables vets, animal shelters and rescue organisations to check the number on the online database and access a telephone number for the owner.

Some key things to remember about your pet's chip:

1. make certain the person from whom you obtained the animal has filled in and sent to their council, a change of ownership form.

2. Ensure the NSW Companion Animal Register has up to date contact details for you. You can contact your local council if they need updating.

3. When you take your pet to the vet it is worth having the staff scan your pet to double check the details are correct. 

For more information go to http://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au

We will certainly hang onto this fellow until we have found his owner. He is certainly a beaut little cat.

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"Can we keep him, Dad?"

In short kids, no you can't.

This little fellow was brought into Cardiff Veterinary Hospital on Saturday morning after being found crossing Hillsborough Road. It is very common for injured wildlife to be taken to vets by members of the public. If they are injured it is generally the right thing to do. Vets will provide a proper assessment of the animal before deciding whether to release it where it came from, passing it on to a carer, or administering humane euthanasia if warranted.

In the case of turtles, it is always best to move them off the road to safety (if you can do this safely yourself) and they generally continue on their merry way.

If you do need to take injured wildlife to a vet, please provide an accurate and detailed description of where you found them. This will assist in returning them to their environment. Also, please place them in a secure container to deliver them. There is nothing worse than having terrified wildlife causing havoc in a busy waiting room. Perhaps that Eastern Brown Snake doesn't need to be released in the waiting room for the terrified receptionist to try to identify! This happened at a vet hospital I once worked at.

So, much to the disappointment of my animal loving kids, this Eastern Snake-necked Turtle was returned to Hillsborough to continue his quest looking for love.

For further assistance please contact http://www.hunterwildlife.org.au or http://www.wires.org.au .

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Hypothyroidism is a resonably common disease in dogs where they produce inadequate amounts of Thyroid hormone.

Beluga, a five year old Mareema, presented at Cardiff Veterinary Hospital last week with classic symptoms of this disease.

Her symptoms included hair loss with a dry brittle coat, bacterial skin infections (pyodermas), lethargy, exercise intolerance, and weight gain. She had in fact gained 10kg over the last year.

She was placed on antibiotics for her skin infections and blood tests were conducted which revealed she was producing virtually no Thyroid hormone.

She is now on a Thyroid replacement tablet and we expect to see considerable improvements over the coming weeks to months.

Check out the photos below.

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As a vet you get to see some unusual cases over the course of a career however this one is a particularly special case.

Felix came into the hospital on Thursday after with "something hanging out of his bottom".

Although looking fairly sheepish, Felix was otherwise none the worse for wear.

Being fairly placid, Felix was happy to stand there while (gloved up) I was able to apply gentle traction to the object poking from Felix's backside.

The rubbery object just kept coming and coming...

Eventually it all came out - a 25cm loop of elastic band knotted and twisted just for good measure! It was remarkable that it had passed all the way through.

Amusing as it is, there is a lesson here. Some cats are very attracted to objects such as hair elastics, rubber bands and curling ribbon. All of these can lead to tragic consequences.

While Felix has been the butt (pardon the pun) of jokes here for the last 24 hours there are some serious lessons for cat owners generally.

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"Bindi" Sanderson from Windale was in this morning with a nasty looking lump on her back left foot. On examination it turned out to be an Acral Lick Granuloma. This is a nasty sounding name but thay are quite benign. That doesn't mean they are easy to treat however.

Lick Granulomas are generally triggered by underlying allergies or boredom. They first present as a small red lesion and owners generally report that the dog continually licks at it until it becomes larger that a 20 cent coin and are often red an moist.

The problem they present for vets is that there is no specific cure and are often refractory (unresponsive) to treatment. Even surgical removal often fails as the doge simply lick at their sutures creating a new lick granuloma where the old one was.

Treatment generally involves treatment of the underlying allergy and sometimes treatment of underlying psychological disorders such as anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder.

Topical treatments are often used although they too can increase the dog's interest in the site and sometime exacerbate the problem.

Early treatment will yield the best results so if you feel your dog may be developing one, contact your veterinarian. All vets in Newcastle and Lake Macquaire will be experienced in treating these lesions. If you wish to contact us at Cardiff Veterinary Hospital please phone the clinic on 0249547055.

It is a pleasure to partner with Hunter Tafe to help train the next generation in veterinary nurses. In this photo Eloise is being assessed on her surgical nursing skills by her lecturer Ruth. Eloise is studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. Many vets in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie participate in this program. Anyone considering a carreer in Veterinary nursing should contact their local education provider. In the Hunter it is Hunter Tafe. Information can be found at this website http://hunter.tafensw.edu.au/bowse-courses/pages/acm40412-01v01-certificate-iv-in-veterinary-nursing.aspx for information on this rewarding career.
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Marley Barnard from Lake Macquarie presented two months ago with a lop sided face. It turned out he had incurred a facial nerve palsy that had affected his Golden Retriever good looks. After two months of management he is 75% better and still hasn't lost his (less wonky) smile and enthusiasm. He loves his trips to the vet and he is always a pleasure to look after.
I don't think Phoebe from Eleebana could be less enthusiastic about being in this photo. She was in today to have a small skin tumor removed. If your cat or dog has a lump you are unsure about, please contact us on 0249547055 at one of the most trusted vets in Newcastle for almost 50 years.
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  • Here is Jess Arms on his first trip to Cardiff Veterinary Hospital. Jess is the proud owner of Luke and Michelle Arms!
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Buddy had emergency surgery last week for an acute bowel obstruction. following succesful surgery he has made a great recovery and is now back with his delighted family.

If you’re looking for a caring veterinary clinic in Cardiff, call 02 4954 7055 to make an appointment.

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