Categories for Health plan


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


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


Dog Vaccination Amnesty in February.

For the month of February, Blake Vets are running a vaccination amnesty for all dogs over 18 months of age whose vaccinations are out of date.   Your dog will need 2 vaccinations, 3-4 weeks apart.  The first appointment will be with the vet when your dog will have a full examination and the second with a qualified nurse. For February... View Article


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


Ticks – the tiny terror

Where do the ticks live? Wherever you live, your cats and dogs could get ticks. It could be from rural areas, public parks or even your garden.  Tick infestation is highest in woodland, heath and moorland areas populated by deer or other livestock.  Locally, the most likely area your pet will pick up ticks is the Quantock Hills. Are ticks... View Article


Facts about fleas

What do fleas look like? They are small, wingless insects, approximately one-eighth of an inch, with long back legs that are great for jumping! Where do fleas live? Eggs are laid on the animal but fall into the environment, for example into the pets’ bedding or onto the carpet. Only 5% of flea population is on the animal. 95% are... View Article


Blake Vets Charity for 2015

Every year the Blake Veterinary Group staff choose a charity for the practice to support. In the past we have raised money for Hounds for Heroes and PetSavers. This year, we have chosen the Bridgwater branch of the Cats Protection. Cats Protection branches are run solely by volunteers who give up their spare time to raise money towards the care... View Article


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


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