Categories for Cats

5
Dec
2018

The amazing story of Tigger Mcleod

Tigger Mcleod is a one year old domestic short haired cat who went missing from home in the middle of August.  His owners had all but given up hope of ever seeing him again when he appeared on their doorstep on the 9th September. Seeing that Tigger was weak on his hind legs, the owners brought Tigger to the surgery... 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

17
Sep
2018

Nigel Berry –  a pelvic cat-astrophe!

Nigel came into our Burnham-On-Sea surgery at the beginning of July lame in his right hind leg. He had been known to get into the odd scrap with neighbouring cats and it was initially thought that he may have been bitten and was developing an abscess. An unusual fracture He was seen again the next day as there was no... 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

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

18
Apr
2017

Promoting responsible pet ownership and health care

April is National Pet Month. A registered charity, National Pet Month celebrates the benefits of pets and raises awareness of the role of pet care specialists and the value of working and assistance companion animals. The charity’s other key aim is to raise the awareness of responsible pet ownership. That’s one of the key aims of Blake Vets too. However... View Article

16
Apr
2017

Coping with the loss of your pet

We understand how much pets mean to people. Most pets are considered members of the family and are loyal and faithful companions. So when a beloved pet dies, we know it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed with grief. Some people may not understand your feelings of sadness after losing a pet, but please remember there are people who understand... View Article

11
Apr
2017

24 hour Animal Poison Line opens for concerned pet owners

The Veterinary Poison Information Service (VPIS) has long been a support to us and other vets for cases of unusual pet poisoning and it helps us to ensure that poisoned animals are given the best care possible. VPIS will now be launching a telephone service for pet owners to let pet owners know if a trip to their vet is... View Article

14
Mar
2017

Have a pet carrying a few extra kilogrammes?

Most pets are naturally active but over the winter months their activity will fall and they can gain weight easily.  With the promise of spring just around the corner, now is the time to act to shed those extra kilo’s! An overweight pet is far more likely to have long term health problems. If you think your pet is a little... View Article