News from Quantock Vet Hospital

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News from Quantock Vet Hospital

Big dogs and DCM

Owners of large or 'giant' dogs need to be aware of a disease called Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM. DCM is a serious disease that typically affects large breed dogs such as Dobermans, Irish Wolfhounds, Boxers and Great Danes, over the age of three. The disease has...

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Healthy hearts – Happy Pets

For all our clients, until the end of May we are offering FREE nurse-lead 'Healthy Hearts Consultations' for dogs and cats. Heart disease tends to affect certain breeds more than others but all dogs and cats can suffer from it. Symptoms include breathing problems,...

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Alabama Rot – no need for panic

You may have recently seen some rather alarming articles in the press about Alabama Rot - a condition officially known as CRGV which affects dogs.   CRGV is a disease caused by damage to the blood vessels of the skin and kidney. Its cause is unknown. CRGV causes skin...

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A tribute to lovely little Cassie

Cassie was a dear little 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier first seen for breathing difficulties in early summer last year. After initial investigations and hospitalisation, Cassie was diagnosed with a Pericardial Effusion - an abnormal build-up of fluid within...

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Bridgwater roadworks alert

There are currently some major junction improvement roadworks taking place around the Hospital – The Drove, Bristol Road and Wylds Road and a temporary one way system (see map) is causing a certain amount of disruption and delay. Unfortunately it looks like there will...

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Quantock Vets Mannequin Challenge for 2017!

Never to be 'out done', the team at Quantock Veterinary Hospital have created their own Mannequin Challenge to herald 2017! Congratulations to everyone involved - this was some challenge!  Perhaps an 'ask' too far for the dogs with their waggy tails but, you will...

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Avoiding hazards to your pets this Christmas

HO HO NO!!!! Every year we brace ourselves for a medley of pets – dogs particularly – that have been over indulgent or downright mischievous over Christmas and suffer the consequences! All of a sudden they are surrounded by seasonal hazards! It’s a time when...

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Quantock Vets Christmas Opening Hours

Our opening hours over Christmas and New Year are as below - for both our Bridgwater based Hospital and practice and our Nether Stowey branch practice.  The next few weeks can be the busiest weeks of the year for many households but meanwhile life carries on. So, with...

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New RH2 rabbit vaccine now in stock!

We are happy to announce that we have now got the Filavak RHD2 rabbit vaccine in stock! This vaccine protects rabbits against the new, nasty strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD2). This disease initially emerged in Europe, but there is now some evidence to...

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