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    2020 Firework season

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy With everything that 2020 has thrown at us, there may well be an increase in the number of small firework parties due to social distancing. To help prepare your pets, our vets have pulled together all of their top tips … Continue reading


    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy Firstly, we want to thank all of our clients for continuing to support all departments of Towcester Veterinary Centre during such a strange time. During lockdown, we followed government guidelines, with the advice of our governing body, to ensure the … Continue reading

    Equine asthma

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Equine asthma is now the collective term used to describe respiratory disorders otherwise known as COPD, IAD, RAO or heaves.  The terminology is related to its clinical, histological and functional features as well as its similarities to human asthma. It … Continue reading

    Video consultations for your pets

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy As of today we are now able to offer video consultation by appointment. This should help any of our clients that are self isolating or vulnerable and help us to follow government guidelines whilst supporting all our clients and patients. … Continue reading

    Covid-19 and your pets

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Towcester Vets is committed to continuing to care for your pets 24/7 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the latest Government advice- with immediate effect, we will only be seeing pets that need to be seen, we are not undertaking routine … Continue reading

    Covid-19 announcement

    Posted in Equine on by Abii Dowdy Firstly, we hope you and your horse(s) are coping during this difficult time. It goes without saying that the welfare of your horse(s) is of paramount importance to our practice however we do have to consider the health and welfare … Continue reading

    CRGV (Alabama Rot) Update

    Posted in Small Animal, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy We have unfortunately just received confirmation that one of our patients sadly died as a result of Cutaneous Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy also known as Alabama Rot.   Comparatively, this is a rare disease, and to our knowledge this is the … Continue reading

    Protect your pets from Spring problems

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy In the run-up to Spring, our team want to highlight some common problems that may affect your pets. If you’d like to discuss any of the following points further, please contact the practice on 01327 350239.   Plants and flowers … Continue reading

    Colostrum colostrum colostrum!

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy We really cannot stress enough HOW important colostrum consumption is for any newborn animal. The best way to prevent issues with youngstock is to ensure they get the correct amount of colostrum within the first 4 hours of life. Colostrum … Continue reading

    How to tackle obesity in dogs

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy One of the biggest challenges seen by many vets in the UK is having to deal with obese dogs. It is a serious problem that is often overlooked by many owners. Unfortunately, overweight pets are at a higher risk of … Continue reading
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