Merry Christmas!

A message from our Clinical Director, Prue Neath Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we head into one of the strangest festive periods most of us will have experienced, we are remaining open between Christmas and New Year, as well as our usual emergency provision over the Christmas and New Year weekends. During the holiday period,…

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Dogs & Raisins: Advice for pet owners

The Christmas holidays is a time where most of us indulge in lots of different festive treats, these are often left out in places within the home where they are more easily accessible for pets. We are also busier during this period socialising and entertaining and are not as vigilant as we would normally be.…

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Cats & Christmas Trees: Advice for pet owners

The festive season is upon us and Christmas trees and decorations are starting to be put up. Christmas trees, however, can for some cats, unfortunately, prove to be hazardous. Click here for tips on keeping your cat safe this Christmas.

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Introducing our new Clinical Director

Author: Prue Neath Dear Friend & Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that I have joined Northwest Veterinary Specialists and am very proud to be leading our fantastic team as the Clinical Director. Our goal is to provide the best care for the dogs and cats who need our help, including kind support of each…

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What to expect from the neurological consultation to advanced imaging

Commonly, we need to carry out a step-by-step diagnostic investigation approach which could take a few days. During the consultation, the neurologist will firstly ask the owners a few questions to better understand whether their pet is affected by a neurological condition and to broadly define which neurological disease the pet is likely to suffer…

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Morris makes a remarkable recovery

Morris is a friendly 2-year-old Norwich Terrier referred for investigations of progressive whole-body tremors and generalised incoordination when walking.  During the consultation and neurological examination, we could see that the tremors were severe and were affecting Morris’ quality of life. The balance system was also markedly altered. It was opted to perform an MRI scan…

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Beautiful Bella recovers from mast cell tumour removal

Bella is a beautiful 5-year-old black Labrador who belongs to Jenny Pearson – Support Services Manager at Northwest Veterinary Specialists. Jenny had recently noticed a mass on Bella’s left flank which seemed to have gone up and down in size. She was otherwise very well in herself. On clinical examination, there was a 45mm subcutaneous…

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Bob returns to normal cat life

Bob is a lovely 8-year-old domestic short-hair cat who was presented for investigation of inability to walk properly and incoordination. A complete neurological examination revealed that Bob appeared subdued, he showed an aimless gait and he was constantly circling to the right. MRI and CT scans of Bob’s brain were obtained and revealed an intracranial…

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Charlie’s happy ending story

Charlie is a 13-year-old cat who was referred to Northwest Veterinary Specialists for investigation of an enlarged left kidney. Charlie’s left kidney was noted to be enlarged for a few years, but more recently he was found to be more lethargic and his appetite was reduced. Charlie was examined by his vet and a large…

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