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Welcome to; the veterinary information website for you and your pets.

Thank you for visiting is a veterinary information website which aims to help owners seeking veterinary information, help with behavioural problems or general care information for their pets. Responses to questions submitted to are from UK vet Samantha Coe BVetMed MRCVS who has over ten years' experience of small animal veterinary practice (primarily domestic pets).

Follow any of the links below or click here to read the latest online information.

Injured Wild Owl 30-Nov-07

Kelly asks: I found an owl this morning, very small but adult. It flew into a power line. It's still alive. ... view

swollen hind leg 20-Nov-07

Zshai asks: I have a 6-day-old bunny who has a swollen hind leg. I saw her mama step on her but ... view

Sick syrian hamster 08-Nov-07

Sara asks: Hi. My syrian hamster is 2 and half yrs. old. The last 24 hrs I have noticed a big ... view

lack of sleep 07-Nov-07

Bill asks: We have a 14 month old Yorkshire terrier, which goes to bed at around 6.30pm, because I have MS ... view

wet tail 06-Nov-07

Evelyn asks: Can a young hamster be successfully treated for wet tail and what would it roughly cost? ... view

Alfie 06-Nov-07

Elaine asks: Hi Sam Thank you. Alfie has no feeding time he just has food in his bowl when he wants it ... view

Guarding problem 05-Nov-07

Elaine asks: Alfie is a terrible guarder and will take your hand off if you try and retrieve an object he ... view

White Gums and Dark Stool 02-Nov-07

Leslie asks: My 8 week old American Bulldog has really white gums, around the eyes is also white. She has dark ... view

Dog's Health 01-Nov-07

William asks: My dog is around 11 years old, possibly older (we received her as she was taken from a bad ... view

behaviour 31-Oct-07

Debby asks: Hi Max is very lively of course but he seems to get very excited and bites the children, not ... view

Although this site can never take the place of a veterinary consultation it will hopefully help owners who are unsure whether to seek such a consultation. It will also help if you would like to understand your pet's illness or condition better, or if you would like information and help regarding your pet's behaviour. Of course if you have questions about how to house and feed your pet or any other husbandry issues which you would like clarified we can help too. In short we will be happy to try to answer any veterinary related questions which you may have. However if you are ever in any doubt regarding the urgency or seriousness of your pet's condition then seek immediate veterinary advice from your local veterinary practice.

Free veterinary information online

VetAsk is currently offering free veterinary information online. This free information service is in an "open" public format so please bear this in mind if you decide to try it. This is being set up as a trial to start with, to help with awareness building and also to encourage debate and feedback on veterinary issues within the forum where anyone will be able to post comments, questions and information on animal related issues.

Using VetAsk

The idea with Vetask is that you can "ask the vet" by submitting your question any time online. Over time, the questions and answers will build into a substantial information resource to help pet owners everywhere.

To use the free online veterinary information service, simply register and then follow the link. Uploading a relevant picture may also be helpful in giving you more accurate information: you can upload a JPEG (popular digital format used by almost all digital cameras and scanners) from the online request form. Please note that if you submit or upload a picture by doing so you are agreeing for this image to be published on the site - please see Terms and Conditions for more details.

A vision for online veterinary information

This site will build into a valuable community resource for all people with an interest in animals and pet keeping. It is not possible to guarantee to respond to every request for free online veterinary information but we will do our best to keep updates posted on a regular basis.

Keep this site bookmarked and look out for more great features coming online soon. You can register to receive regular updates from

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