Firework Fears!

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Autumn Fireworks

It’s that time of year again, time for celebrations and fireworks. Whilst the human members of your family may be looking forward to the festivities your fury friends are probably dreading it! It’s estimated that 49% of pets have a firework phobia with up to a third of those having a severe phobia which may… Read more »

Keeping your dog safe at the beach- Bing’s cautionary ‘tail’

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Bings back to full health

Who doesn’t love walks on the beach? Down in Devon we’re lucky to have some stunning coastline right on our doorstep. However, there are a few common hazards you should be aware of when you and your furry companion hit the sand, as poor Bing found out! Little Bing came to see us feeling rather… Read more »

Puppy Parties!

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puppy in a dog bowl

Come and join the fun! Local dog trainer Caroline Gale will be working along side our Registered Veterinary Nurses to help give your puppy the best possible start! What? Three weeks FREE puppy training and socialisation course. Where? Here at the practice! (TQ12 5GH) When? Mondays 7pm – 8pm How do I  sign up? Just ask… Read more »

Microchipping update

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The Law is Changing! Each year over 100,000 dogs are found as strays yet only 16% are microchipped! From the 6th April 2016 all dogs in the UK must have a microchip by law. Microchipping is quick, simple and is the single most effective method of making sure that if the worst ever happens, your… Read more »

Dentals with a Difference

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Here at Abbotskerswell Veterinary Centre we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of care, and our dental treatment is no exception. We have a dedicated dental suite fully equipped with anaesthetic monitoring equipment and a state of the art digital x-ray system. Why is dental x-ray so important? Although dental x-ray has long been… Read more »


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As from April 2016 it will be a legal requirement for dog owners in England to get their dog microchipped as a form of permanent identification. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and is inserted beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades. Your details will then… Read more »

Vaccinations – Are You Up To Date?

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There are a number of diseases that affect your pets health, that do not have specific treatments and can be life threatening. Some of these we are able to safeguard against by annual vaccination programmes. Unfortunately, nationally only about 65% of dogs and cats receive annual vaccinations thus some of these diseases are more widespread… Read more »