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20
Nov
2015

Hyperthyroidism in cats

Hyperthyroidism is the term for over activity of the thyroid glands. A cat has two thyroid glands which are found in the neck area either side of the windpipe. The glands produce the hormones that control the cat’s metabolic rate. The signs seen in a cat with hyperthyroidism are due to the enlarged gland producing more of these hormones. Typical... View Article

18
Nov
2015

Is your dog microchipped? It’s compulsory by law from 6 April 2016.

  All dogs in England will need to be microchipped by 6 April 2016 under government legislation. This compulsory move will help to tackle the growing problem of strays roaming the streets and relieve the burden of unhomed dogs on animal charities and local authorities. Dog owners could face fines of up to £500 if they fail to comply. As... View Article

6
Nov
2015

Our happy keyhole surgery spay patients

Our launch of keyhole surgery has gone down very well with pets and their owners. We’ve found that the dogs we have spayed by keyhole surgery have become comfortable more quickly and have recovered much faster. Their owners have been very happy too! One such happy customer is Mrs Baker from near Weston-Super-Mare. Her 15 month old black labrador, Coco,... View Article

4
Nov
2015

Greedy Dexter ate a kebab stick!

This is Dexter, looking slightly sorry for himself having just undergone surgery to remove a 15cm wooden kebab stick from his stomach! Dexter was brought into our Bridgwater surgery on Monday 5th October as he was listless and unable to settle comfortably at home. His owner knew that two days previously he had stolen and eaten a wooden kebab stick attached... View Article