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Cat spraying urination
Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 2:42pm
Cats are usually clean, fastidious creatures by nature and should make use of indoor litter trays or loose earth in the garden. Urinating in the house is therefore not just unpleasant for owners to deal with but can be a sign that something is wrong and needs further investigation.
Puppy socialisation
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 9:39am
The critical socialisation and habituation period for puppies begins at around four weeks of age, while they are still with their mum, and...
Sheep fertility
Wednesday, 1 June 2022 - 4:54pm
With spring now a distant memory and the thought of harvest looming it’s now time to start planning ahead for the 2023 breeding season to maximise your lambing performance. Regardless of your flock size there are several factors to consider prior to the rams being put with the ewes.
Saturday, 28 May 2022 - 4:54pm
Are you ready for the grazing season? Whether earlier or later than planned many of you will be now turning animals out for the summer. In...
bank holiday opening hours
Thursday, 26 May 2022 - 4:15pm
We hope you and your pets have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend! Our branches will be closed on the Bank Holidays but our emergency out of hours...
tick dog tick parasite
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 - 4:20pm
If you walk your dog in woodland or areas with long grass then it’s likely that at some point they will pick up a tick, especially during the warmer months. Ticks are a blood-sucking parasite and a member of the spider family. They usually appear small, flat and reddish-brown in colour. As they feed on their host’s blood they swell up, becoming rounder, and their bodies turn a grey-blue colour.
Flystrike
Sunday, 1 May 2022 - 4:54pm
Blowfly strike occurs when living tissue is invaded by the larvae (maggots) of flies. Green bottle flies will invade undamaged skin and are...
Monday, 4 April 2022 - 4:54pm
Calving is now well underway, and while it may seem early to be thinking about the next production cycle it will soon be time for bulls to go...
Sunday, 13 March 2022 - 8:07am
APHA have diagnosed 2 cases of Nematodirosis from different regions of the UK, and we expect cases to rise as we see more warm weather. Susan...
Monday, 14 February 2022 - 12:21pm
Dental disease is one of the most common problems we see in veterinary practice. It’s thought that as many as 80% of pets will suffer from it in some form before the age of five. Symptoms in cats can include bad breath, drooling, visible tartar or discoloured teeth, red and inflamed gums, lesions on the tooth or gums and wobbly teeth.
Christmas emergency vet opening hours
Monday, 6 December 2021 - 3:54pm
We will continue to provide care for your pets over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Please note, our branch opening hours may be subject to change over the holiday.
kidney disease cat feline older cat CKD chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 - 9:37am
Your cat’s kidneys perform lots of important jobs. They filter waste products from the blood into the urine, maintain blood pressure and water balance, produce certain hormones, and regulate the levels of essential minerals in the body. When the kidneys aren’t working properly, waste products build up in the bloodstream and the body tries to compensate for the loss of the other functions. When too much kidney function is lost, signs of illness start to show in your pet.
Friday, 19 November 2021 - 9:51am
Call today to book your free appointment. Our nurse clinics are here to give you peace of mind. An examination and some simple tests can detect chronic health conditions before symptoms appear. There might be easy changes you can make at home to reduce the impact of aging. Together, we can give the best possible care for your older pet.
Friday, 13 August 2021 - 9:10am
On 8th September 2021, we will be merging our Church Stretton practice with our Craven Arms practice, and the Church Stretton practice will...
coronavirus covid-19 vet update
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 - 3:57pm
As most Covid-19 restrictions are lifted starting from 19th July 2021 , we continue to review our Covid-19 risk assessment in line with the changing government guidelines and guidance from our governing body – the RCVS.
client service award rcvs
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 - 10:58am
We are delighted to have been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) with a Client Service Award . The following...
dog theft
Friday, 21 May 2021 - 11:34am
Back in 2019, we shared this advice about dog theft on social media in response to a number of incidences in the local area, particularly...
fleas
Friday, 9 April 2021 - 9:29am
As the warmer weather approaches, conditions are perfect for the proliferation of our itchy foe, the flea. Here's our quick-start advice guide on what they are and how to get rid of them!
easter opening hours bank holiday emergency vet
Thursday, 1 April 2021 - 4:38pm
Our branches will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Our MiNightVet service at Bridgnorth will remain open for emergencies across the Bank Holiday weekend - here's how to reach us
separation anxiety lockdown pets dog
Friday, 26 February 2021 - 9:18am
If there is one message all pet owners can agree on from the past year, it’s that it has been wonderful to spend so much time with our pets...
cruciate ligament repair TTA
Monday, 22 February 2021 - 11:43am
At our central Severn Edge hospital in Bridgnorth we carry out many complex surgeries and procedures on a daily basis. We would like to introduce Eddie and tell you about his cruciate ligament repair journey
coronavirus covid-19
Monday, 4 January 2021 - 9:32am
Rest assured we will continue to provide care for your pets during the COVID-19 pandemic including local and national lockdowns. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health or welfare, please call us. Read on for information about how to contact us, how to order repeat prescriptions and FAQs on vaccination.
brexit pet passport
Sunday, 27 December 2020 - 9:48am
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have recently confirmed that on 1 January 2021 Great Britain will become a Third Country with respect...
christmas opening hours emergency service
Monday, 7 December 2020 - 10:36am
We are working safely and will continue to provide care for your pets during the COVID-19 pandemic and over the Christmas and New Year holiday. Please call us for an appointment or emergency services. Please note that our opening hours may be subject to change over the holidays. Our friendly reception team will advise you where you can be seen and what you need to do.

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