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    Summer Survival guide for Pet owners

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy With the UK warming up for Summer we thought it would be useful to gather a few tips to keep your pet in top condition: Keeping your pet cool To help your pet keep cool we recommend walking them either … Continue reading

    Pet Loss & Bereavement Support Advisor

    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy We are happy to announce that we now have our very own Bereavement Support Advisor. Tessa, one of our Receptionists, has completed a Pet Loss & Bereavement Support Advisor Course through Innovet-CPD Training, as well as completing an 8 week … Continue reading

    obesity in pets

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Pet obesity is a serious problem in the UK with many pets being classed as ‘over ideal’ on the body condition score chart.  Obesity can have a detrimental effect on pet health and increases chances of developing conditions such as … Continue reading Tagged , , ,

    Please be vigilant with your rabbits!

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Following a recent outbreak in the UK, we would ask that clients consider vaccinating their rabbits against RVHD2 (type-two rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease). This disease is highly contagious, carried by both wild and domesticated rabbits and it is often symptomless … Continue reading

    Towcester Vets Open Day fundraising total

    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy On Sunday 16thSeptember 2018, Towcester Veterinary Centre held a charity open day at our Towcester Vets practice. We wanted to raise as much money as possible for both Pawprints Dog Rescue and Alzheimers Research UK.   Pawprints UK started off … Continue reading

    Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy The gorgeous Dexter came in last week for a nose job- which, in this case, was not for cosmetic purposes! As is common with many brachycephalic dogs and cats, Dexter suffers from a condition known as BOAS- brachycephalic obstructive airway … Continue reading

    Antifreeze poisoning

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy With the weather getting colder and the constant need to de-ice our cars, we want to alert everyone to the danger Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) poses for our pets. Animal poisoning by antifreeze is worryingly common in the winter months as … Continue reading

    Can I take my pet abroad after Brexit?

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy We have updated our previous blog about pet travel in response to the latest release from the APHA. They have issued the following requirements for all pets travelling to the EU in the event we have a no-deal Brexit.   … Continue reading

    Upcoming firework season

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy The upcoming festive season is quickly approaching and with this comes fireworks; with bonfire night, Christmas and New Years Eve all on the horizon, it is important to take precautions for our pets that may not find the celebrations as … Continue reading

    Dental disease in older dogs

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy Basil is a 14 year old, male Parson Russell Terrier. With his increasingly bad breath and noted poor dental health, the decision was made to undergo a general anaesthetic in order to extract the severely affected teeth and to scale … Continue reading
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