Welcoming you back into our surgery buildings
Our amazing team has been working tirelessly to make sure Coronavirus precautions have been put in place allowing our customers and their pets back into our surgery buildings for examination and treatments which takes us a step closer to normality.

Latest news from around our surgeries.

Flystrike: Prevention is better than cure

Flystrike happens when flies lay their eggs on your rabbit, and those eggs hatch out into maggots. Maggots from blowflies: bluebottles and green bottles, are the most dangerous.

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Rabbit Neutering

Rabbits are happiest when kept in pairs or groups, neutering allows them to do this without the worry of reproduction. It also prevents health problems sometimes life-threatening, especially in females.

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Neutering Awareness Month

April is neutering awareness month here at The Pet Vet because early spring is a good time to consider the benefits of neutering as this is the time when your pets' hormones will kick in and they will become most sexually active.

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Heart disease and cats

Heart disease is common in senior cats. There are many different types of heart disease.

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Diabetes and dogs

Diabetes is caused from poor production and functioning of insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas.

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Why is vaccinating your pet important?

The use of vaccinations or ‘jabs’ has prevented pets from getting sick and saved millions of lives over the last few decades.

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The dangers of Xylitol

Xylitol is a common sugar substitute that can be very toxic to dogs in even small amounts and it can be fatal. It is often found in sugar-free chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, vitamin supplements and in a small handful of peanut butter brands. 

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Chocolate & Dogs

Easter is a time when our homes are full of chocolate and certain types are very toxic to dogs. The darker the chocolate the more dangerous it is.  

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Eric the Dog

This is Eric, a 7 month old puppy who was very poorly when he came to us.  He was lethargic, vomiting and had a painful stomach. We admitted him to our hospital and took some x-rays to see what was going on.

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Lucy the Owl

This is Lucy, she’s a rescue Asian Eagle Owl who came to us for microchipping.

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Seasonal Canine Illness

Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a recently described condition which currently has no known cause. It affects dogs shortly after walking in woodland and can be fatal, though often isn’t if treated early.

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Sign up to the Pet Health Plan today from only £11 per month!

It covers the essential treatments your pet needs throughout life, such as vaccinations, the best flea and worm treatments, and regular health checks and advice.

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