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27
Mar
2019

Brave Pet Honey’s hips and hypothyroid hitches

Honey is an 8 year old Tibetan Terrier who has had her fair share of problems. From a very young age, Honey has struggled with itchy skin which particularly affects the lining of her ear canals leading to repeat ear infections.  In 2017, whilst the owner was cleaning Honey’s ears, Honey jumped off the sofa dislocating her right hip in... View Article

24
Mar
2019

Beware the plant and garden hazards for your pets

With spring now here, we wanted to give you some information of the dangers for your pets that may be growing or lurking in your garden. Daffodils Daffodils can be toxic to pets, particularly the bulb, although the flower head can also cause problems. Symptoms include drooling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, increased heart rate, abdominal pain, abnormal breathing and an irregular... View Article

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

9
Oct
2018

Can your pet breathe properly?

  BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome) Our furry friends with short noses (known as brachycephalics) are at risk of BOAS, which is a severe life limiting disease. 50% Pugs, French bulldogs and 45% of English Bulldogs are affected. The breathing problems they exhibit are due to the shortened skull. The length of the nose is reduced but the same amount... View Article

4
Sep
2018

New Calendars for Pet Health Club Members

                We have designed four calendars to help you remember when your pet’s preventative health treatment is due. Call in to your usual surgery to collect one – along with a free magnet and pen . The benefits of being a member of our pet health club is that it allows you to... View Article

30
Jul
2018

Wet Eczema

            Wet eczema otherwise known as “hot spots” or “acute moist dermatitis” is the sudden onset of intense irritation of the skin and is most commonly seen in long haired dogs, particularly around the face, but can be anywhere on the body.  Wet eczema is most commonly seen in the summer months particularly when conditions... 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

4
Jun
2018

Fly Strike Alert Rabbits

          We are entering the high risk period for fly strike in rabbits. Approximately 50% of rabbits who present at a veterinary surgery with fly strike need to be put to sleep. Risk Factors for Fly Strike: A study has recently been carried out by the University of Liverpool and they found that: Unneutered female rabbits... 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