Lameness is very common in pet dogs, and it is much more common in some breeds.
As a vet, it can be difficult to leave your job behind you, even when you go on holidays overseas.
Chico is a large, striking-looking black cat with yellow eyes.
Lucky had always been a typical terrier - an active, energetic dog. He had been healthy over the years apart from a few minor illnesses.
Spot (on the left in the photo), my own dog, is fifteen next month, and his problems are typical of many dogs of his age.
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Sophie is a lovely Golden retriever who has just passed her 16th birthday, making her over a hundred in "dog years".
Elsie is a ten year old neutered female terrier who suddenly started trembling all over. She refused her food, and she looked miserable.