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Tick in palm of hand
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 4:45pm
What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial illness that affects humans and animals. The bacterium that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia...
Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 3:13pm
How is the disease spread? There has been some speculation that walking dogs in particular areas of the countryside may be a contributing...
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 3:11pm
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Birds in Warwickshire Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire. This is the...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 12:12pm
Severn Edge Vets Bewdley will be moving on Tuesday 19 December to our new premises just a three minute drive away at 17 Severnside South,...
Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 12:25pm
Increasingly popular at celebrations, fireworks can be very traumatic for our pets. For some pets the loud sudden noises, bright colours and...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 9:50am
Removal of housing requirement in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have today announced https://www...
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 12:04pm
From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs , Animal and Plant Health Agency , Food Standards Agency and Public Health England...
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 4:37pm
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs...
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 4:53pm
The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu. Read avian influenza (bird flu) in winter...
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 12:33pm
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), also known as viral haemorrhagic disease or calici virus is a fatal disease found in the UK. Both outdoor...
Christmas Hazards
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 2:50pm
Tis the season to be jolly! Winter and Christmas time brings joy to man and pet alike, but there are some festive risks that every pet owner...
Down to the wire - an unusual food item
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:54pm
Billy became a little unwell a week ago with a stomach upset and was a little lethargic. A day or two prior to that he had been taken on a walk...
The danger of a sweet treat
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:40pm
As the festive season begins we are all snacking on that little sweet treats we all love, chocolate! Chocolate might be tasty but it is not...
Diabetes: Starvation in Times of Plenty
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:46pm
Diabetes in animals is very similar to the disease in humans. It’s often referred to as ‘Starvation in Plenty’ because your pet will be eating...
Common Dental Diseases in Small Animals
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:45pm
Examining the mouth can tell us a lot about the general health of our pets. As vets we routinely look in and around the mouth every time we...
Back on the shelves: Flubenvet (worm treatment for chickens, geese & turkeys)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:18pm
Flubenvet 1% Medicated Premixture (60g) is back on the shelves! This very useful product allows the simple, in-feed treatment of Chickens,...
 What should you do if you find a stray cat?
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:16pm
Imagine there’s a cat you’ve never seen before which is constantly hanging around your front door, crying for food and affection; a big butch...
Cancer in Pets
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:21am
The word ‘cancer’ strikes fear into the heart of many pet owners, and unfortunately it’s something we see all too commonly. However, if caught...
The horrible world of ticks! Know your facts
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:19am
I think everyone who has seen a tick elicits the same response. It starts at the face with a grimace akin to very bad smell in the room...
6 Simple Tips to Help Fearful Dogs
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:09am
A fearful dog can be stressful for everyone. For the friend who just wants to say hello, for another dog who just wants to play and for the...
6 top tips for new pet owners
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:56am
Did you know that on average a medium-sized dog may cost over £20,000 to care for over the course of its life? Food, vaccinations, insurance...
Poison’s lurking in your pet’s Christmas treat
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:54am
With Christmas approaching you’re no doubt looking forward to enjoying all the trimmings that come with it – stuffing, turkey, roast potatoes...
Caring for your Cat
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:38am
Cats are a lot like us. We know that while it is nice being around loving family and friends, we all love a bit of independence from time to...
Obesity in Animals
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:35am
Rising levels of obesity in animals has been a hot topic in recent years, with charities such as the PDSA saying that obese pets have a reduced...

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