Entries by Paul

Taking Care of Your Senior Cat

Watching a Pet Grow Up is Always Something Special One of the greatest pleasures in life is having a pet, particularly if you have had them from young and growing up with them is particularly special. You have nurtured and cared for your cat all through their life and as they get older they become […]

Meet Ellie…A Remarkable Dog

  This is a short story about a brave wee dog named Ellie. she will be 14years in April. She is a Cairn Terrier, who shares her home with Geraldine and sometimes Michelle.   Ellie has been a patient with us for years, but presented last January 2019 , with a lump in the lymph […]

Cats in Season

Your Cat Coming into Heat Cats usually have their first heat at 6 months old but sometimes as young as 4 months old. They usually come into heat in Spring and Autumn and it can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks!   Behaviour to Watch During her heat, your cat may […]

Nicien Plucny w Dubline

  Czy twoj pies zjada slimaki? Moze byc narazony na infestacje nicieniem plucnym.   Czy wiedziales, ze pasozyt ktory moze stanowic ogromne zagrozenier dla twojego psa moze czaic sie w twoim ogrodzie.   To prawda!   Slimaki ktore znajdziesz w swoim ogrodzie moga byc nosicielami pasozyta zwanego nicien plucny. Jesli twoj pies zostanie zarazony -czesto […]

Diabetes in Your Pet: What To Do

  What is diabetes: Diabetes is a disease caused by insufficient levels of insulin within the body. Insulin is a hormone which is secreted by the pancreas. If insulin is not produced then the blood sugar levels will rise, resulting in hyperglycaemia. Diabetes mellitus can be described as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type […]

What Should I Do About My Overweight Dog?

  So you`ve come to the realisation that your dog is overweight. What should you do?   Obesity – What To Think About Obesity is as common in pets nowadays as it is in humans. Like humans it can have very serious health effects. If you think your pet is overweight then it is important to […]

Getting Cold and What To Do About It

Winter has arrived and with the weather getting colder it’s important we keep our furry friends warm. Dogs Ideally dogs should be brought indoors in the cold weather however, if they have a shelter outdoors it should be well insulated to help keep them warm. A jacket can be useful for dogs with a light […]

Helping Your Cat Overcome the Feline Obesity Epidemic Blog

A Growing Problem Over the years more and more cats are becoming obese.  This is a trend that vets have noticed in the consult room as well.   Cats become overweight for a variety of reasons including too much caloric intake, too little exercise, too frequent feedings and consuming table scraps or foods made for […]

Christmas Trees and Your Pets.

  The Festive season of Christmas is here, and everyone is putting up lots of decorations, lights and Christmas trees. Here are a few tips and tricks to help when putting up your Christmas tree with your pets in mind. When putting up your Christmas tree, The best place is in a corner of the […]

Digestive Disorders in Pets

  Digestive disorders are a one of the most common reason for vet visits. Here is a list of some of the most commonly seen digestive orders Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach or intestines. This has multiple causes such as infections like parvovirus, diet related and cancers. Stress Diarrhoea Stress Diarrhoea is a […]

Is my Cat putting on weight?

Your Cat`s Weight Did you know that a neutered cat needs up to 1/3 less food and will be more prone to weight gain if fed as before. Many owners worry about weight gain but sometimes we may not even notice the weight slowly gaining over time. Why is being over weight a problem? Like […]

Little Dog, Big Waistline!

  Who Could Say No? Small and miniature dogs are experts at getting spoiled by their adoring owners . They’re also experts  at getting more treats out of their owners – I mean who can resist those sad eyes?! This means that owners have to be on their guard, because small and miniature dogs are […]

What is Feline Leukemia?

The Disease Itself Feline Leukemia Virus also known as FeLV is one of the most common infectious diseases in cats. FeLV belongs to the group of viruses known as the “oncornaviruses”. Oncornaviruses are a group of viruses that cause the development of tumours. FeLV only affects cats. Cats infected with FeLV can develop lymphoma, leukemia […]

Christmas Opening Hours at Ark Vet in Dublin

Happy Christmas everyone! Not long until the big day now…… As we know well, our pets can have an accidents or emergencies at any time and we are committed to being here for them over this Christmas – as we are every year. We are delighted to be able to let you know that we […]