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News - Advice for Pet Owners

Practice Opening Times and Easter 2017 10th April 2017

Please be aware that the practice is closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, however one of vets will be available during this period for emergencies.   Telephone our normal number (01458 832972) and listen to the recorded message giving you an emergency number to call (01223 849 784) and the vet on duty will get in touch as […]

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Chronic kidney disease in cats – diagnosis and treatment 05th April 2017

“Elderly cat, drinking a lot, losing weight’ – a common reason for an appointment on the diary. One of the most common causes – though by no means the only one – is kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is very common in older cats. But why? And what can we do about it? The kidneys […]

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Rabbit vaccines are currently experiencing a shortage in supply 29th March 2017

Is your rabbit’s vaccination due between now and June 17? The manufacturer of our rabbit vaccines is currently experiencing a temporary shortage in supply. If your rabbit is due a vaccination during this period we would recommend as a matter of urgency that you contact us on 01458 832972 to provisionally book an appointment at […]

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Keeping your pet healthy: dental care 09th March 2017

At Orchard Vets, we not only want to help your pets if they are poorly, but also prevent them from getting unwell in the first place.  And probably the most common illness we see in pets is dental disease. As many as 80% of pets over three years old suffer from some degree of gum […]

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What becomes of the broken hearted? 09th February 2017

Probably almost every time you take your pet to the vet, you will see the vet or nurse listen to their chest with a stethoscope. It’s not an excuse not to talk or listen to you – honest! But what are they listening for? There are three main things the vet is listening to when […]

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Bailey versus the Ibuprofen! 28th November 2016

  In a previous post we covered Christmas food and other festive items that can pose a danger to our pets. We thought it also might be an idea to mention a case that came in where Bailey the puppy managed to get hold of his owners hangover cure! It turned out Bailey was a little […]

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Ho Ho Hold On…don’t give that to the dog (or cat)! 10th November 2016

  The John Lewis ad is out and Michael Buble is on the radio. This can mean only one thing…Christmas is coming! It is a time when most of us indulge a little, and we don’t want our pets to feel left out.  Some surveys suggest that around 90% of pet owners buy their furry, feathered or […]

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Worms, fleas and other creepy crawlies! 22nd October 2016

  Ok, so not the most pleasant of subjects but have you ever stopped to think about the vast numbers of potential passengers your much loved animal companions might be carrying around with them? From surface parasites like fleas, lice, ear mites, ticks or chyletiella to mange mites like Sacoptes (fox mange) and Demodex who […]

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