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Kirkham branch closed Saturday 9th June

Please be aware that on Saturday 9th June 2018 or Kirkham surgery will be closed due to the Kirkham Club Day happening in the town. If you need to see a vet on Saturday, our Conway Drive (Fulwood) branch will be open – please click here for opening times

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Is your pet travel ready?

As holiday season begins it’s important to check that your pet is travel ready if you plan to take them abroad this summer. If you wish to travel outside the UK with your pet, the legal requirements vary depending on the other country involved, so you’ll need to check the Defra website for full information: […]

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Overheating and heat stress can be a killer so here are some tips to help your dog have a happy and healthy summer.   SYMPTOMS: Panting excessively Drooling Increase in heart rate Reddened/purple gums Vomiting and Diarrhoea Seizures progressing to coma and even death. TREATMENT: As soon as possible move your pet to a cooler […]

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Sweep – Ovarian Cysts

Sweep was presented to us for investigation of severe abdominal enlargement which was being caused by her large ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts are very common in middle-aged to older female guinea pigs and can cause problems such as pain, inappetence, interference with mobility and hair loss. Sweep did not have hair loss with her cysts […]

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Anti-freeze poisoning in pets

As the weather gets colder many of us will use anti-freeze in our car engines, but while it’s convenient for us, it’s also very dangerous to our pets. While many people may think, ‘why would my cat or dog go near anti-freeze?’ well, Ethylene glycol- the main ingredient in most anti-freeze brands has an inviting aroma […]

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Pet Blood Bank – Saturday 6th January

Canine Donor Programme Similar to the human blood service, dog owners kindly register their much loved canine companions to give blood at one of The Pet Blood Bank’s many sessions across the country. After each session, the blood is taken to our processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into red blood cells and […]

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