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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Donview Veterinary Centre scoops prestigious industry award.

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Donview Veterinary Centre scoops prestigious industry award.

The Inverurie and Kintore based practice have been named the Mixed Veterinary Practice of the Year, Scotland 2016 by Global Health and Pharma Awards.

The programme aims to acknowledge and reward those who have gone beyond their duty of care to improve the welfare, care and health of animals. Each of the award winners was chosen through a combination of votes gathered from a network of respected industry partners and the programme’s own rigorous in-house research.

Nominees were scrutinised on a broad range of criteria including performance over the past 12 months, commitment to innovation and methods. In addition nominees were benchmarked against their competition to ensure that only the most deserving names walk away with one of the prestigious trophies.

Charlie Carnochan, Director at Donview Veterinary Centre said ‘We were delighted to hear that we had won the award. This is excellent recognition for our 33 staff who work tirelessly to ensure we operate to the highest standards of care and customer service.’

The awards program was run by Global Health and Pharma, a global information sharing platform and a multi-disciplinary members community.

Donview Veterinary Centre which was established over 100 years ago in Inverurie. consists of 15 vets and 18 support staff, making it one of the veterinary largest practices in North East Scotland.

There has been a large batch of cat flea treatments that are sold in pet shops and supermarkets released with a drug that is lethal to cats in it, for obvious reasons the government have recalled the products so if you have bought any of these products please do not use them in your cats! ‘Exposure to even small quantities of concentrated permethrin can cause severe and fatal poisoning in cats.’ http://ift.tt/2fUkSIR

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Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs and Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens: Product defect alert – News stories – GOV.UK

Product defect recall alert for Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs and Armitage Flea Drops for Cats & Kittens manufactured by Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd.

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November 30, 2016 at 09:52AM

Tapeworm dosing in horses

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***TAPEWORM DOSING IN HORSES***

With the cold and wet weather more of our ponies are coming in off their summer grazing for longer periods of time, this is the perfect opportunity to be thinking about Tapeworm.

For other intestinal worms we usually recommend faecal sampling each horse 4x a year.
If there are less than 200-250 worm eggs per gram of faeces then there is no need to treat with a de-wormer. This saves money and reduces the risk of resistance forming to the de-wormers we use.
Unfortunately it is not possible to reliably test faecal samples for tapeworm eggs. However, there is a blood sample we can take to test for exposure to them.

We usually recommend DOSING FOR TAPEWORM ONCE IN THE AUTUMN (NOW!) and again in the Spring. Ideally we blood sample to check for tapeworm exposure in the spring and if this is negative then dosing would not be required.

Wormers which dose for tapeworm include drugs called Pyrantel (double dosing treats for tapeworm) and Praziquantel.
It is worth estimating your horse’s weight as accurately as possible before dosing. Usually a weigh tape is the easiest method but we would recommend dosing for 10% more than the weight displayed to allow for error.

***We have tapeworm de-wormers in stock, pop in any time or call us at the practice for more information.***

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Donview Winter 16/17 Newsletter!

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dan-on-rock-copy-w200Donview Winter 16/17 Newsletter!

It really does feel today like winter is here! ?

So its time to take a look at our latest newsletter with loads of useful information to prepare your pets for winter including Christmas Calamities, fleas through the winter, winter aches and pains, and winter worms!

Click the link below to download our newsletter in PDF format.

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