Veterinarian Melissa  Matthews
Melissa Matthews
Axminster , Devon (United Kingdom)
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Graduate at Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing with over 9 years experience.\n Nutrition
Preventative healthcare
Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy
Weight management

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Aided pets
27 dog
9 cat
2 bird
2 rodent
Latest published answers
Rodent Bunny
Bunny
Bunny, my female rodent unknown, has a health problem
Hi, This is a very common problem with rabbits as their teeth are 'open rooted' meaning they keep on growing. Some rabbits I have known need to have their teeth burred approximately every 6 weeks. If the rabbit is...
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about 2 years ago
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Cat Patu
Patu
Patu, my female cat mixed, has limp
Hi' Firstly brave little cat with everything she has been through. Regarding the plates, it seems VERY early to consider removing them. The bone takes at least 6 weeks to heal. The fact that she is using the leg...
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almost 3 years ago
Dog Blue Savill
Blue Savill
Blue Savill, my male dog mixed with collie, has threw up
He sounds very poorly and in a lot of pain. I think you should call the vet immediately. He may have an obstruction. Does he have a distended (bloated) abdomen? If so then this potentially could be life threatening....
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almost 3 years ago
Dog Luna
Luna
Luna, my female dog boxer, has a health problem
Hi, i have seen the photo of Luna's mouth. It looks very suspiciously like an epuli. Boxers are very prone to this. It is basically a benign growth on the gumline. Although is usually benign, therefore unharmful, of...
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almost 3 years ago
Dog Harvey
Harvey
Harvey, my male dog cavalier king charles spaniel, has diarrhea
Hi, has there been any more news on Harvey? Has he settled?
almost 3 years ago
Cat Mopas
Mopas
Mopas, my female cat british shorthair, has secretion in the ears and itching and scratching
Hello, Sorry to hear Mopas has hpr sore ears, it can be really uncomfortable. TCP is not a good idea, and very old fashioned. You really should be using an ear cleaner, you will be able to get one from the vets...
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almost 3 years ago
Dog Farley
Farley
I have a question about Farley, my female dog german shepherd and unknown mix
She is stressed. Typical stressed behaviour. Something has changed or happened. I would take her to a vet to ensure its nothing medical. This is her way of trying to tell you something.
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over 3 years ago
Cat Wilson
Wilson
Wilson, my male cat unknown, has a health problem
From the photograph it looks like the hair has fallen off the area on his legs but the akin is still covering the bones. If This is the case then he is probably either sitting a lot on something that can cause his...
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over 3 years ago
Dog Lassie
Lassie
I have doubts about the behavior of Lassie, my female dog bearded collie and unknown mix
I'm sorry to hear about lassie. She is trying to tell you something. Sudden changes in behaviour, particularly aggression, is a sign something has changed. She is warning by growling to leave her alone. This...
over 3 years ago
Bird Delta And Echo
Delta And Echo
I have doubts about the behavior of Delta And Echo, my female bird budgies
Hello, I will start by saying you I am not a trained bird trainer and have little experience. However I am aware that having 2 birds together will encourage them to bond together and therfore not need you to...
over 3 years ago
Dog Dolly
Dolly
Dolly, my female dog unknown and labrador retriever mix, has blood in urine
Hi dolly and dollys mum. Struggling with her back end is something very common in older dogs and especially larger dogs. Labradors themselves are a breed prone to joint problems and hip dysplasia. Of she is showing...
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over 3 years ago
Dog Harvey
Harvey
Harvey, my male dog cavalier king charles spaniel, has diarrhea
Hello to you and little Harvey. It could be a number if things, but you are tight to be a little concerned given the length of time this has been going on. Firstly staining to pass faeces will often result in...
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over 3 years ago
Dog Kai
Kai
Kai, my male dog cavalier king charles spaniel, has a health problem
Don't panic until the diagnostics are through. Unfortunately no answers can be made until the tests are complete, that's why they do them. They will tell you more than I can. Keep lines of communication open with your...
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over 3 years ago
Cat Simba
Simba
Simba, my male cat unknown, has diarrhea and blood in the stool
If he has worms them the colon may be irritated and causing inflammation and blood. If he is OK in himself then it should settle as the worms evacuate the bowel..
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over 3 years ago
Dog Bobbie
Bobbie
I have a question about Bobbie, my male dog unknown and unknown mix
Hi, exciting times awaiting bobbie There is no reason to not feed him a complete dry food. It's actually easier with weighing and feeding the correct amounts and hygiene. The food is determined by the manufacturer...
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over 3 years ago
Dog Nemo
Nemo
Nemo, my male dog maltese, has blood in the stool
Blood from any area is not normal. However it isn't as alarming as some think. If he has had diarrhoea then the colon can become inflamed and start to put pressure on the blood vessels and they burst and show blood in...
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over 3 years ago
Dog Rufus
Rufus
I have doubts about feeding Rufus, my male dog labrador retriever
It is not recommended. There have been cases where it causes anaemia. It is often recommended as a holistic treatment but the conditions it can cause I would advise you refrain from adding it to the diet.
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over 3 years ago
Dog Floyd
Floyd
Floyd, my male dog bullmastif, has excessive thirst, itching and scratching, and loss of skin
Hi, glad I could help. It sounds as though Floyd suffers with separation anxiety. This unfortunately is not a quick fix and will take some time and perseverance from you and others in the household to help him with....
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almost 4 years ago
Dog Floyd
Floyd
Floyd, my male dog bullmastif, has excessive thirst, itching and scratching, and loss of skin
Hi. He could have picked up a skin irritation. If he was stressed in kennels. This could account for the facial skin inflammation if he was rubbing his face along the bars and too stressed to drink adequately there...
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almost 4 years ago
Dog Mollie
Mollie
I have doubts about the behavior of Mollie, my female dog border collie
Hi, it's a shame to hear mollie is uncomfortable. It sounds fairly classically of an anal gland impaction. Don't worry, it's undesirable and comfortable but very common. The anus has 2 sacs that contain secretions...
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almost 4 years ago