Categories for Blake Vets news

1
Feb
2019

Blake Vets Charity of the Year – Canine Partners

Every year we choose a charity to support, and our staff and customers help us to raise money for our chosen charity through various fundraising activities and events. For 2019 we are delighted to be supporting Canine Partners. Canine Partners is a UK charity transforming the lives of people living with disabilities by training amazing assistance dogs. The canine partners... View Article

3
Dec
2018

New Ophthalmology Service Starting January 2019

        From 7th January 2019, Jim Carter from South Devon Referrals will be running clinics every other Monday morning. Jim is a Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialist and owns a referral centre in Newton Abbot, Devon. South Devon Referrals All surgical procedures will still be carried out at his hospital in Newton Abbot. Follow the link below for more information.... View Article

14
Sep
2018

What is the Pet Health Club and how can you benefit?

We recently carried out a survey of clients visiting our practice to see who knew about the Pet Health Club. We are pleased to say a lot of you did. But some of you thought that our Pet Health Club was the same as pet insurance. We thought we’d write a bit more about it, and also tell you the... View Article

10
Jul
2018

Awarded Outstanding in Client Care by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

We are delighted to announce that both of our surgeries in Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea have received Outstanding Client Service Awards from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).We are currently the only practice in the area to receive the top level of this award.   The RCVS practice standards scheme helps pet owners to identify the areas in which veterinary... View Article

1
May
2018

Celebrating Veterinary Nurses in May

  Outside of the consulting room, most of the attention and medical care your pet receives is at the hands of a veterinary nurse. It is this we celebrate each May, as Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) gives us an opportunity to talk about our role in caring for your pets. In any given day a veterinary nurse may find... View Article

5
Mar
2018

Beware sleepy adders in the Spring

Adders are relatively common in areas of rough, open countryside and are often associated with woodland edge habitats. The adder is the only native venomous snake in the UK. They are less inclined to disappear into the surrounding undergrowth when disturbed and so are probably the most frequently seen of the three British snakes. With the rise in temperature during... View Article

5
Mar
2018

Brave Pet Scarlette – diabetes and pancreatitis

Scarlette is a 10 year old Weimeraner who lives with another Weimeraner, Mackenzie.  Over the years Scarlette has generally been a very healthy dog, but she presented to the surgery in January having had an increase in thirst and had started urinating in the house overnight. A simple dipstick test on her urine suggested likely diabetes and this was confirmed... View Article

4
Dec
2017

Canine Distemper

What is Canine Distemper? Distemper is a highly contagious disease seen in dogs but can also affect other species including foxes and ferrets.  Outbreaks of distemper are rarely seen in the UK due to the effectiveness of vaccinations. What is Canine Distemper caused by? Canine distemper is caused by the canine distemper virus and is spread by direct contact from... View Article

28
Nov
2017

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs How does an animal catch leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is transmitted by contact with the urine of an infected animal, either directly or indirectly from the environment. A common example might be slow moving or still water which has been contaminated with the urine from infected rodents.  Infected rodents will often shed the bacteria in their urine for several... View Article

25
Sep
2017

Brave Pet – Teddy the Shih Tzu cross and his bladder stones

Teddy May is a nine year old Shih Tzu cross weighing a very tiny 3.9 Kg. Teddy was first seen in September 2016 unable to urinate properly and he was only passing very small amounts at a time. Tests were done, including x-rays and it was found that Teddy had a large number of stones in his bladder. Some of... View Article