News from Quantock Vet Hospital

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News from Quantock Vet Hospital

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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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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