New foal just born!

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Welcome to the latest addition to the Donview family!

Steve successfully Artificially inseminated the mare and helped care for her during the pregnancy. We also attended her at the birth and helped with the foaling!

Mum and foal are both happy and doing well!

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Lungworm Alert!

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Lungworm, caused by Angiostrongylus vasorum is gradually becoming increasing common throughout the UK and Ireland.  In affected dogs, clinical signs can range from a mild cough to life threatening bleeding problems.

Slugs and snails can carry the larval stage of Angiostrongylus vasorum and if dogs eat slugs and snails, they can become unwittingly infected. Some pets seem to have a taste for these garden dwellers but all dogs are at risk.  Some species of slug are very small and can be accidentally swallowed when dogs eat grass, drink from puddles or play with toys that have been left outside. The disease is commonest in young dogs that eat or play with slugs and snails.

Once swallow, the larvae migrate to the heart where they will develop into adult worms. The adult lungworms live in the heart and those blood vessels supplying the lungs. Here they lay their eggs, which hatch into larvae and migrate into the airways of the lungs. The dog then coughs them up, swallows the larvae, sheds them in the faeces and the life cycle begins again.

Clinical signs of lungworm can be vague and variable – ranging from a cough or tiring more easily, to bruising easily, serious bleeding problems and even fitting.

Prevention is very important for this potentially fatal disease – the only effective treatment is a monthly spot on that also prevents, fleas, mites, lice and other worms. Routine wormers do not prevent lungworm.

If you have any concerns about your dog regarding any of the above signs or wish to find out more about preventing this disease, please pop in or give us a call.

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Lampshade protection?

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To make your pet’s recovery as stress-free as possible, Donview Vets now stock ‘Pet Shirts’ in addition to Inflatable Collars and traditional Elizabethan Buster Collars to prevent wound interference etc. (As modelled by the gorgeous Mia, belonging to Leanne one of our nurses).

Please ask your vet or nurse to advise on which of these options may be most suitable for your pet depending on his/her condition ????

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£10 Rabbit Vaccines!

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£10 Rabbit Vaccines!

Protect your rabbit from VHD and MYXOMATOSIS for just £10 – including a free health check. Call 01467 621429 to book your rabbit in (Our clinic is to be held on Tuesday 24th April 6pm until 8pm) – Last Summer we had a major myxomatosis outbreak!

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Pets at Home recalls food after cats ‘collapse’ – BBC News

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Pets at Home says four varieties of its cat food have caused “collapse, fitting and twitching”.
Food recall – if your cat is on the Pets at Home own brand AVA (advanced veterinary approved) food, the food has been recalled. The issue seems to be with low thiamine levels. 

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February 28, 2017 at 01:41PM

Cute puppy photo!

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Meet Max!

Cute wee black lab in for his first vaccine today!

Max spent more time at reception getting cuddles than he did with the Vet! They wouldn’t let him home!

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Another award for Donview Veterinary Centre?!

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After winning Scotland mixed practice of the year 2016 we were chuffed to receive these through the post this morning. We have been nominated for Petplan practice of the year 2017 and Laurie has been nominated for Vet of the year 2017!!!

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Spread the cost of your pet’s preventative healthcare!

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Spread the cost of your pet’s preventative healthcare!

Did you know at Donview you can spread the cost of your pet’s vaccines, intestinal wormer, lung/heart wormer, flea, and mites treatments with our Healthy Pet’s Club – from £5.99 per month. Plus get discounts on our fees, food and more!

Our Healthy Pet’s Club is a great way to ensure you are giving your pet what they need in terms of preventative healthcare – vaccines, fleas, worms (including lungworm), mites and lice whist spreading the cost to make it easier on your purse.

Plus a a member of the club we will give you discounts on things such as consultations, out of hours call, neutering, dental work, Hills Vet Essentials food and more!

Visit http://www.donviewvets.co.uk/pet-health/ or pop in to either branch to find out more.

 

 

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all our patients and their owners from all at Donview Veterinary Centre!

(Picture features Andrew’s pets!)
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