Pets Blog

Wednesday, 4 November 2020 - 8:56am
Update 4th November 2020. Rest assured we will continue to provide care for your pets during the COVID-19 pandemic including local and national lockdowns. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health or welfare, please call us. Read on for information about how to contact us, how to order repeat prescriptions and FAQs on vaccinations
seasonal canine illness harvest mites
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 3:59pm
What is Seasonal Canine Illness? Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a rare and relatively new condition, first reported in 2010. It typically...
free senior pet nurse clinic including arthritis assessment
Friday, 28 February 2020 - 10:54am
Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs, affecting as many as 80% of dogs over the age of eight. What are the signs and what can we do to help?
Monday, 3 February 2020 - 4:08pm
We are delighted to announce a new, free SignVideo service for our deaf clients who use British Sign Language (BSL).
Friday, 24 January 2020 - 4:22pm
Tortoise hibernation should last between 6 and 12 weeks and they are likely to be waking up during January or February. Here's how to safely bring your pet tortoise up to speed!
Christmas opening hours and emergency out of hours vet Shropshire Bridgnorth
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 2:27pm
Wishing you and your pets a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Severn Edge Vets! Here are our Christmas opening hours, along with our emergency out-of-hours information
free senior pet nurse clinic health check including blood pressure check or urine test
Monday, 2 December 2019 - 2:10pm
If you have a cat aged 10+ or a dog aged 8+, you’ll know that they deserve special care as they get older. Our new FREE nurse clinics are here to give you peace of mind - including a free blood pressure check for senior cats and a free urine test for senior dogs. An examination by our caring nurses and these simple, non-invasive tests can help to detect chronic health conditions before symptoms appear. There might be easy changes you can make at home to reduce the impact of aging. Together, we can give the best possible care for your older pet.
keyhole laparascopic spay neutering Much Wenlock Bridgnorth
Friday, 25 October 2019 - 2:01pm
New location added - we can now perform "keyhole" (laparascopic) spays and other keyhole surgical procedures at the Much Wenlock surgery, in addition to our Bridgnorth hospital. Read on to find out how choosing keyhole spaying could result in a faster recovery time for your female dog
fireworks advice
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 5:32pm
The fireworks season is nearly here and although this is an exciting time of year for us, the same cannot be said for our pets. As many as 40% of cats and dogs find the unpredictable noise and flashes created by fireworks frightening and very stressful, potentially putting their safety at risk. Here are some tips you can use at home to support your pets during this time.
buying a puppy
Monday, 9 September 2019 - 11:44am
The results of this year's Puppy Awareness Week survey show that as many as 1 in 3 owners may have bought from a puppy farm. Owning a dog is a life changing commitment - here's our advice for avoiding the puppy farm traps
Cruciate ligament injury and repair in Dogs TTA
Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 2:47pm
Cruciate ligament injury is a very common cause of hind limb lameness, pain and arthritis in dogs. What is the cruciate ligament, how does the injury happen, how is it diagnosed and what treatments are available?
car travel and safety for pets
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 11:19am
Is your pet safe and legal when they travel in the car? The penalty for driving whilst distracted by an unrestrained pet is a £100 fine and three penalty points – increasing to as much as £5000 and nine penalty points if the case goes to court! A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are some ways of safely transporting animals in cars. Read on for more top tips on travelling safely with your pet
dog hot weather summer advice heatstroke hot car
Monday, 29 July 2019 - 11:43am
While we’re enjoying the lovely summer weather, all pet owners need to bear in mind how they can take some easy measures to keep their pets happy and healthy on the hottest days. Read our top tips on keeping your dog cool and safe from heatstroke
grass seeds in dogs
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 4:30pm
It’s the time of year that spaniel owners dread – grass seed season! The unique shape of the grass seed means they attach easily to an animal’s fur and burrow into the skin. Read on to find out how to deal with these prickly problems
cat friendly clinic
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 8:32am
Here at Severn Edge our Craven Arms branch has recently been accredited as an ISFM Silver Cat Friendly Clinic.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 11:32am
As we enter summer and enjoy the improved weather, as vets our minds turn not to sunshine and holidays but to the delightful topic of parasites!
flystrike in rabbits
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 11:06am
This Rabbit Awareness Week (1st - 9th June 2019) we're sharing advice on flystrike - what is the disease, how does it occur and what can we do to prevent it?
nurse clinics
Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 12:17pm
Now you've met the team, it's time to explore what our veterinary nurses do in practice to care for our pets. Here are just some of the many and varied tasks an RVN can do...
veterinary receptionist
Sunday, 5 May 2019 - 10:28am
During Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month we’re also taking the opportunity to introduce you to some other members of the practice team. We'd love you to be familiar with our job roles and be confident about who you are speaking with when you come in to the surgery. Maybe some of you are considering a career in the veterinary world and would like to know more about how to get started!
veterinary surgeon
Saturday, 4 May 2019 - 10:17am
Now you know how to spot our nurses when you come into the practice - but do you know who else is caring for your pets? During Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month we’d love to take the opportunity to introduce you to some other members of the practice team so you know what we look like and what we do. The veterinary profession is a real team effort where every role is important and every person matters.
veterinary nurse
Friday, 3 May 2019 - 2:12pm
This Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, meet Becci our Deputy Head Nurse, one of our registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) and learn more about what it means to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse
student veterinary nurse
Thursday, 2 May 2019 - 2:06pm
This Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, meet Sophie one of our student veterinary nurses. Here at Severn Edge student VNs wear pale green and...
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 9:18am
May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month - join us in celebrating and talking about the vital role that Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs)...
canicross running with your dog
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - 10:21am
Canicross is becoming increasingly popular. What on earth is canicross you may ask? It is essentially running with your dog – many of you will already be doing this! Vet Harriet discusses her canicross exploits with Genghis the cocker spaniel and explains how to get started in this popular pastime