News from Quantock Vet Hospital

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News from Quantock Vet Hospital

Help is at hand for overweight pets

The incidence of obesity in pets has increased significantly in recent years and it is causing a great deal of concern among the veterinary profession.  Many of our pets are becoming overweight or obese purely down well-meaning owners being a bit too kind...

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Beetroot the cat’s cystitis treatment

Cystitis might seem a minor condition – something not to worry about – however as Beetroot the cat’s experiences demonstrate, it can be a very serious and complicated condition to treat. Dominic Phillips explained “Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) is a...

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Mission and Vision

Mission, Vision and Culture were the headlines of a Practice away day held on 5th July in the stunning setting of Blackmore Farm Manor House, Cannington. Practice Principle, Dominic Phillips, drew on his previous business and management experience to lead...

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Bridgwater Roadwork update

We have received an update, from EDF Energy, on the Northern Bridgwater Junction improvement roadworks which affect access to our hospital. The works continue, as expected, and we appreciate that this is causing disruption to some of our clients, but the good news is...

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A fond farewell to founding vet Colin Cheetham

At the end of March the staff at Quantock Veterinary Hospital sent founding vet Colin Cheetham off on his retirement with a boisterous party and the most sincere wishes for every happiness in his future. Colin has worked as a vet in Bridgwater since 1975.  He designed...

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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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