News

18
Nov
2014

Hypertension (high blood pressure) in dogs and cats

Hypertension is an increase in your pets’ normal blood pressure. Blood pressure is defined as the force generated within the body’s blood vessels by the beating of its heart. The higher the resistance within the blood vessels, the higher the blood pressure will be and vice versa. As in people, hypertension can and does lead to a host of medical... View Article

14
Nov
2014

Veterinary Nurses – the unsung heroes of our practice!

In our practice there are a total of 10 veterinary nurses.  6 of whom are Registered Veterinary Nurses i.e. they have completed their studies and passed all their exams and 4 Student Veterinary Nurses who are at various stages in their training.  There are two options to take when choosing to train as a veterinary nurse.  The first is vocational training which... View Article

4
Nov
2014

The Minefield that is Pet Insurance

If your pet has an accident or serious illness, the veterinary surgeon’s bill may be a cost you cannot afford. Owning a pet is a privilege and you must take account of the costs of seeing a vet when taking on this responsibility. Pet Insurance mainly provides cover for veterinary fees if your pet is injured or becomes ill and... View Article

29
Oct
2014

Winter on its way! Time to check your rabbits’ housing is suitable.

In the wild, rabbits have a home territory the size of 30 tennis courts! So, to get enough exercise, pet rabbits should have as much space as possible. Sadly, many hutches sold for rabbits are too small for them. Rabbits need a large weatherproof home, raised off the ground, out of direct sunlight and strong winds. It needs to be moved... View Article

14
Oct
2014

Our waiting room Kong toys

If you haven’t visited our waiting areas in Bridgwater or Burnham-On-Sea recently then please feel free to pop in and take a look at our pet toys.  We sell a large range of KONG Toys which we believe are the best toys for your cat and dog.  KONG Toys are designed to encourage healthy physical and mental development and to reinforce... View Article

30
Sep
2014

Why you should not eat an iphone charger!

This is Chuck – a 12 week old Jack Russell x Pug. He was brought into our surgery at the beginning of September in a very poorly way. His tummy was bloated, wasn’t eating and poorly responsive to stimulation. The clients were initially asked to prepare themselves for the worst as Chuck was so poorly.  They wanted to do everything possible for him,... View Article

24
Sep
2014

Lost and Found pets

We regularly get stray animals brought into our surgeries in Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea. The most common pet we get are cats but occasionally we get the odd exotic such as the ferret in the photo and a bearded dragon! If you find a stray animal and it is not injured then we advise you take the following action: Cats – make an appointment to bring... View Article

16
Sep
2014

Arthritis and the benefits of Hydrotherapy

Arthritis is probably one of the most common conditions we see in our older dogs and less commonly cats.  It is a chronic i.e. long standing and progressive condition that is seen more commonly in certain breeds e.g. Labradors, German Shepherds,  Golden Retrievers to name but a few.  Arthritis cannot be cured but can be successfully managed with a combination of weight... View Article

9
Sep
2014

Puppy Training in Bridgwater

A really important part of owning a puppy is making sure they are well socialised and well behaved in public.  As their owner, you are responsible for their actions!  The best way of making sure you achieve this is to book your puppy into puppy training and socialisation classes.  We hold classes at our Bridgwater surgery on a Wednesday and... View Article