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Diabetes mellitus in dogs

Diabetes mellitus in dogs is predominantly caused by lack of insulin production from the pancreas - similar to “Type 1” diabetes in humans. In diabetic cats, it often results from the body’s resistance to the effects of insulin. Normally, insulin is produced by the pancreas to metabolise glucose, which is then used as energy for…
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Umbilical Hernia

This is the adorable Elsa, a 9-week-old cross-breed puppy, who recently visited Uni Vets Camden for an unusual lump on her belly. This lump is known as an “umbilical hernia”, which is a failure of the closure of the muscle wall in the region of the umbilicus. During pregnancy, puppies receive their nutrients from their…
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The importance of routine dental for cats

George, a 6 year-old Domestic Short Hair cat, recently presented to Uni Vets Camden for a vaccination visit. During his routine wellness exam, there was evidence of tooth erosion visible on the gum border of one of his teeth, so a dental procedure was recommended. Full-mouth dental radiographs were taken as part of a routine…
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Toots the Pug

Toots is a 5-year-old Pug who recently came into Uni Vets Camden after she had a scuffle with one of her furfriends at home. Toots’ left eye was sore, infected and proptosed which means it was no longer sitting in the socket. This is a common problem in brachycephalic breeds like Pugs and French Bulldogs,…
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