Category Archives: Geriatric care

Arthritis in dogs

As they get older, our furry friends can start to develop mobility issues, much like humans. Arthritis is a common joint condition where the surfaces within the joint start to break down and grind on each other. It can cause pain and stiffness in our pets and can make it harder for them to partake…
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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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Cataracts in dogs

Charli is a patient at Uni Vets Camden and has a classic case of cataracts. Cataracts are a loss in transparency of the lens fibers or its capsule inside the eye that leads to blurred vision and eventually vision loss. A common misconception is that cataracts in dogs is just a normal process of aging.…
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