Job Vacancy: Small Animal Vet

Small Animal Vet required to join our team Due to expansion, we have an opportunity for a new colleague to join us at our independent practice in beautiful rural mid-Devon. Dartmoor National Park is on our doorstep, with the beaches of North Devon and Cornwall also within striking distance. Small Animal Vet. We have the normal toys, certificate […]

Acupuncture

What is it used for? Chronic pain like arthritis or disc prolapse Inflammatory disorders like skin disease or inflammatory bowel disease Improving wound healing Poor performance eg in sporting dogs or horses Enthusiasts recommend it for many more conditions, especially when used in conjunction with conventional medicine, eg. migraines, nausea, IBD and fertility. It is […]

Dental Disease

Dental disease affects many of our pets and is often very painful. Unfortunately, our pets are not good at telling us about problems and will continue eating despite the pain. We can help to reduce dental problems by caring for our pets teeth. In dogs and some cats, the best way is to brush their […]

Skin Disease

Skin problems can be caused by allergies, parasites, bacteria or yeasts and hormonal conditions in companion animals and is often a lifelong condition that needs to be controlled. Diagnosing the underlying problem can often take time and we aim to give you the best treatment for you and your pet. To get to the cause […]

Arthritis

Arthritis occurs in many older dogs, cats and rabbits etc. though they often show variable signs from lameness to reluctance to jump or sleeping more as it’s painful to move. Arthritis can also occur in relatively young animals either after accidents or due to growth problems.  Arthritis is inflammation within the joints and in the […]

Worms

There are a variety of worms that dogs can carry and they vary as to how they affect our dogs. Worming frequency will depend on your dogs lifestyle, dogs that live with young children, on farms, or those that have a high lungworm risk should be wormed regularly; whereas many other dogs will only need […]

Poisoning

Please have a read through the following notes; you may be surprised by some of these common causes of toxicity in pets and of what you need to keep out of reach! Drug poisonings Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories. This widely available medicine can cause gastric ulceration in dogs at surprisingly low doses and kidney damage […]

Lungworm

Lungworm live in the arteries of the lungs and heart. They are about 2 to 5cm long, so can cause obstruction in the blood vessels. They multiply by releasing the larvae, which are coughed up from the lungs, swallowed and passed out in the faeces. These larvae are then taken up by snails and slugs […]

Kennel Cough

Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a common infectious condition which causes distressing paroxysms of coughing and can persist for weeks.  Despite the name “Kennel Cough” a dog does not have to be in kennels to contract the condition.  It is contagious in a similar manner to the common cold, so is easily spread by […]

Hyperthyroid disease in cats

An over active thyroid or hyperthyroidism, is a common disease in older cats. It causes a variety of different signs and can cause major problems to the heart and kidneys. As our cats get older they often get slightly quieter, sleep more and eat less anyway; the most common initial sign of hyperthyroidism is eating […]