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Addison’s Disease (Hypoadrenocorticism)

Addison’s Disease (Hypoadrenocorticism)

Addison’s disease, or hypoadrenocorticism, is a hormonal disorder. Relatively uncommon, the disease is caused by the abnormal production of cortisol or aldosterone, or both, which are normally produced by the adrenal glands.

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Arthritis

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a progressive deterioration within the joints. Initial signs are Intermittent lameness that slowly becomes more frequent and severe, stiff movement, difficulty rising and going up and down stairs…

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Atopy

Atopy

Atopy is an allergic condition that can affect both cats and dogs. The signs of atopy in dogs are a generalised all over itching, particularly around the ears, under front legs, groin and inside the hind legs, feet, around the eyes and on the belly…

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Bloat (gastric dilation)

Bloat (gastric dilation)

Gastric Dilation, or ‘bloat’, is a syndrome in which the stomach dilates and twists around itself. Dogs with bloat are usually in acute pain and distress, pacing and restless, with non-productive retching or vomiting and excessive salivation. Gastric dilation is a critical, life threatening emergency. If you suspect bloat call the hospital (5756 2444), and get your dog here as quickly as possible.

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Bone cancer (Osteosarcoma)

Bone cancer (Osteosarcoma)

Osteosarcoma is a primary cancer of the bone. It destroys normal bone, leaving abnormally brittle and fragile bone prone to fracture. Osteosarcoma is aggresive and spreads rapidly to other parts of the body…

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Bowel disease

Bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic disease of the intestinal tract, occasionally also involving the stomach. Initial signs are persistent and recurrent vomiting and/or diarrhoea…

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Collapsed trachea

Collapsed trachea

A collapsed trachea occurs when tracheal cartilage rings and connective tissues begin to chronically flatten during inhalation or exhalation. initial signs are usually a distinctive ‘honking’ cough, becoming more persistent, and mostly seen during or after exercise, excitement and stress…

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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eye membranes, which become swollen and reddened. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes in cats and dogs. Signs are red eyes, discharge and pawing at the eye(s)…

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Cruciate Ligament Rupture

A Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture, or CCL, is a painful, acute or chronic degenerative injury that results in partial or complete instability of the knee joint. An inability to bear weight on a leg generally indicates athletic or traumatic causes. Degenerative CCL injuries are more subtle, showing as marked intermittent lameness that continues for weeks or months…

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Cushing’s Disease (hyperadrenocorticism)

Cushing’s Disease (hyperadrenocorticism)

Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, is a common condition in dogs, particularly middle aged and senior pets. Cushing’s Disease is a clinically complex chronic condition but appropriate treatment can control the symptoms and give your dog a longer, more comfortable life…

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