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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

23
Dec
2016

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

    Christmas & New Year Opening Hours   Friday 23rd Dec – Open as Normal Saturday 24th Dec (Xmas Eve) – Open as Normal Xmas Day (25th) – CLOSED (emergency service) Boxing Day (Mon 26th) – CLOSED (emergency service) Tuesday 27th Dec – Bridgwater surgery non-routine open 9am-1pm Burnham surgery – CLOSED Wednesday 28th Dec – Open as Normal... View Article

20
Sep
2016

House soiling in cats

House soiling in cats is one of the common reasons a cat is brought to our surgery.  In some cases house soiling – either with faeces or urine can be due to an underlying medical condition, but in many cases the cause is down to “stress” in the home or surrounding environment. Cats are generally solitary creatures and often prefer their own company.  As... View Article

14
Sep
2016

Charity Open Day and Fun Dog Show

                How lucky we were that we had a gloriously sunny day for our Open Day and Fun Dog Show last Sunday. The dog show kicked off at 12pm and with 10 classes ran until 2pm.   Dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes entered classes such as The Best Biscuit Catcher”,” The Dog... View Article

20
Jun
2016

Rabbit Housing and Runs

Husbandry Rabbits are traditionally kept outdoors in a hutch, but can also be kept indoors as a house pet and are easy to litter train.   Hutches – hutches available from pet shops are usually too small as the sole accommodation of a rabbit. A good hutch must be dry, have a draught-free secluded nest area and an area for... View Article

13
Jun
2016

Rabbit Diseases

          Myxomatosis is a virus spread from rabbit to rabbit via the rabbit flea and midges. It is preventable but rarely treatable. Viral Haemorrhagic Disease – leads to death in most affected rabbits. Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease are the two illnesses rabbits can be vaccinated against. E Cuniculi – is a parasite that many rabbits carry... View Article

7
Jun
2016

Rabbit Awareness month – rabbit diets

Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK but information about providing the best care for them can be contradictory.  In order to clear up some of the confusion, we will provide information over the next month on rabbit diet, husbandry, vaccinations and what diseases you should look out for. Rabbits make great pets but are probably not the... View Article

17
May
2016

Open Day Sunday 11th September 11am – 4pm

Blake Vets Charity Open Day Sunday 11th September 11am – 4pm Following on from our last charity open day in 2013 which was a huge success raising over £1900 for Hounds for Heroes, we have recovered enough to have another one! Clients often don’t get to see further than the waiting room, so we think opening our practice is a... View Article