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April 4, 2015 · Comments Off
Most dog owners know that chocolate can be poisonous to their pet. The higher the cocoa content of the chocolate the more theobromine it contains and therefore the more toxic it is. After ingestion dogs tend to drink and urinate more, and they may have vomiting or diarrhoea. If severe the signs progress to panting, muscle spasms and convulsions. If you have any concerns about your dog having eaten some chocolate this Easter then follow this link. At the bottom of the page there is a ‘toxicity calculator’, which works out whether you need to be concerned based on your dog’s body... [Read the full story]
February 21, 2015 · Comments Off
Tessa is a nine year old Labrador who had to have three life saving operations last autumn. Firstly she developed a womb infection known as a pyometra. This is a relatively common condition seen in older bitches, that haven’t been spayed. The womb fills with infected fluid (pus), and causes septic shock if left untreated. Helen performed the surgery to remove the infected womb and Tessa made a good recovery. Five weeks later Tessa’s owners noticed she was suffering from shortness of breath. Chest X-rays were... [Read the full story]
November 23, 2014 · Comments Off
Introducing Hill’s new REWARD CARDS for both the Vet Essential and Prescription Diet range. For the Vet Essential range the reward card entitles you to £5 off your first bag, and the 6th bag free. For the Prescription Diet range you will be entitled to £5 off your first bag of cat food or £10 off your first bag of dog food, and the 6th bag free. Pick up a reward card at the practice today. We also have a practice loyalty scheme, once you have bought 6 bags of Vet Essentials food, you are entitled to money off other products and services: neutering (dogs – £10, cats- £5), microchips... [Read the full story]
January 13, 2015 · Comments Off
Welcome to Jack Pye who has just joined Summerhill. He is already a qualified animal nursing auxiliary, and will start his veterinary nurse training at Easton college in September. Jack has a keen interest in exotic species and breeds and keeps numerous tortoises. Also it’s goodbye to Hayley who’s moving on to pastures new, after 3 years at Summerhill. We’d like to thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best for her future. And it’s au revoir to Sam who’s just started her maternity leave. We look forward to meeting her new addition very soon! Read More →
Tessa is a nine year old Labrador who had to have three life saving operations last autumn. Firstly she developed a womb infection known as a pyometra. This is a relatively common condition seen in older bitches, that haven’t been spayed....[Continue reading: Tessa the wonder dog!]
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