Isn’t it great to have this beautiful warm weather? Certainly makes everyone feel just that bit better. However with the warm weather comes potential danger for our beloved pets. Your pet can become overheated very quickly during this weather so it is important to ensure some simple steps are taken to avoid this. Warm weather tips: […]
Easter is a really lovely time of the year, with all lovely the blossom and flowers finally coming up and the sun shining. The Easter season is commonly celebrated with the giving and eating of chocolate, usually in the form of easter eggs. Chocolate is a popular treat for humans, but it’s also the most common poison to […]
One of our star patients Clyde is an English bull terrier and a very handsome one at that! Clyde suffers with a psychological condition called pica, which is the urge to eat inedible objects. He is a challenge to manage at home as it is impossible to say what he will decide to eat next! […]
We are pleased to be able to offer our clients a great cost effective health care plan for their pets. A plan which helps to spread the cost of routine pet health care whilst also giving fantastic savings. Our health care plans are a cost-effective way to provide your pet with the best possible care, and start […]
At 11 months old, Erica was an adventurous young cat, but unfortunately it seems that adventures can sometimes lead to accidents. After being found by her owners struggling to stand and crying out she was brought in to see vet Lucy at Torbridge Veterinary Hospital. After an initial assessment Erica was admitted for stabilising treatment. […]
It is not only us who put on the pounds during the festive season, our pets can suffer the same with additional treats and festive titbits added with reduced exercise – it has been cold outside and it is understandable that our walks are a little shorter, more brisk or lacking all together. However this […]
We would like to wish all our clients and their pets a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.
Bessie was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect by vet Bill Slee when she came in to Torbridge for her first vaccination at 8 weeks of age. At the time it was not causing her any problems but would have led to heart failure at a young age if left untreated. So with the expert […]
Christmas is a wonderful time of year – but not always for your pets! Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger. Food to avoid giving your pet at Christmas Alcoholic beverages Chocolate (highly toxic to pets) Coffee Mouldy or spoiled foods Salt Chicken or Turkey bones (they can splinter) Avoid giving […]
The fireworks have begun! This can be a very stressful time for pets and their owners alike. Our advice is: > Prepare early – build a den > If you are close to firework hot spots, see if you and/or your pet can stay with friends/family away from town during the worse nights >Take dogs […]
Dental awareness month has crept up on us, just like the bad breath we are trying to avoid! Did you know, dental disease is one of the most common diseases that we, as vets, see on a daily basis? Pets often show no noticeable signs of gum disease until it is extremely severe, they […]
24 HOUR SPANIEL SPIN The Torbridge team are taking part in a 24hour static cycle ride to raise money for English Springer Spaniel Rescue – Sponsor us either by visiting any one of our surgeries or by our Just Giving Fund Raising Page Any donations gratefully received and will go directly to helping English Springer […]
What could this rabbit have in common with a footballer?! Polly is a 3 year old rabbit – a large 5kg rabbit! She was brought to see the vet in April after her owner spotted she was reluctant to move and stamping her hind feet. She had recently been mounting her companion rabbit and her […]
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Meet Sochi our most recent Braveheart Sochi is a 16 month old black and white cat who was brought to us here at Torbridge Vets in May because the tips of his ears were sore. He was examined by the vet who found the tips and borders […]
We wish all our 2 and 4 legged clients a very Happy New Year. May it be full of fun and good health.
Fireworks are enjoyed year-round by people but can be a source of fear for many animals. If you are having problem and have tried several ideas then please call into or phone one of our surgeries and ask for advise. Don’t give up ‘there is a solution out there right for you and your pet’ […]
Spud is our September Braveheart Meet Spud…..he is a happy Border Terrier puppy who loves mischief! On a Sunday morning at the end of August, Alice, the duty nurse received a very concerned telephone call. Spud had jumped out of his owner’s arms and now his back right leg looked different to the left and […]
Our latest Braveheart is Jess. Jess first came into the surgery when her owner noticed her having difficulty passing urine. Jess’s urine indicated a urinary tract infection which cleared up with treatment. However her symptoms re-appeared so she was admitted for further investigations. Jess underwent contrast radiography (x-rays), an ultrasound examination of her bladder and further […]
Amber did not have the best start in life, her original owner wasn’t kind to her and life was difficult. Amber was eventually rescued and found her forever home with her new owners and their other German Shepherd ‘Morse’. Amber fitted in quickly and became a much loved member of the family. In July 2014 Amber developed a […]
Easter is a really lovely time of the year, with all lovely the blossom and flowers finally coming up and the sun shining. The Easter season is commonly celebrated with the giving and eating of chocolate, usually in the form of easter eggs. Chocolate is a popular treat for humans, but it’s also the most common poison to affect […]
Winston A local postman was on his way to work, travelling on the bus when he spotted something on the side of the road. Convincing the bus to stop he got out and discovered it was… a cat who was unconcious but still alive. Another lady who was also passing offered to rush the very […]
The VIP Health Plan Our VIP Health Plan allows convenient monthly payments to cover the cost of your pet’s routine healthcare throughout the year. The plan allows you to spread the cost by direct debit payments which couldn’t be simpler. Included in our VIP Health Plan for both Dogs and Cats is: – Annual Vaccination […]
We would like to wish all our clients and their pets a very happy & healthy new year, here’s hoping that we only have to see you for your routine check up’s and collection of regular medications, worming/flea control and pet foods this year! However we are always here to offer advice and information on anything regarding your pet […]
BRAVE HEART – BEAN Bean is a 4 year old ginger and white much loved family cat. A few weeks ago Bean didn’t come home and despite searching all his usual favourite spots he sadly couldn’t be found. Five days later a neighbour found Bean in the garden with a badly injured left front leg. The […]
OLLIE THE BRAVEHEART Ollie is a very handsome 7 year old Miniature Schnauzer who has always been healthy and lively. In March Ollie’s owner noticed that over a period of 3 days he started to drink a lot more and needed to go out to pass urine more frequently. Ollie came in to see Lucy […]
Canine and Feline Diabetes mellitus Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disease of dogs and cats. Diabetes is caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin. Consequences of insulin deficiency Glucose cannot be transported from the bloodstream into the cells Extracellular hyperglycaemia and intracellular hypoglycaemia results – diabetics are always hungry The renal threshold […]
Visit one of our surgeries with your rabbit this May and receive a FREE Rabbit Health Check. You will also receive a FREE goodie bag with samples of food and plenty of interseting literature.
Kennel cough is not a serious disease in an otherwise healthy dog. However, it is very contagious and can be distressing for both owner and dog. Kennel cough is caused by a combination of viruses and bacteria including: • Canine parainfluenzavirus • Canine adenovirus • Bordetella bronchiseptica These agents get into the body and cause […]
From 1st April 2014 Torbridge Veterinary Group are pleased to announce that they will be supporting the Dogs Trust with their FREE MICROCHIPPING Campaign. By April 2016 Microchipping will be a legal obligation for ALL dog owners. Please contact one of our surgeries to make an appointment.
At Torbridge Veterinary Group we want to help you keep the heart of your pet as healthy as possible so throughout February, we are offering your pet a FREE Heart Consultation to check for any heart-related disease. One of our Veterinary Surgeons will examine and evaluate your pet’s weight, pulse and breathing rate before listening […]
It is not only us who put on the pounds during the festive season!! Contact any of our surgeries to book in for a FREE Weight Watchers appointment with one of our nurses – they will advise you on feeding amounts, exercise and the correct way for you to help your pet lose those added pounds.
From the adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback Cross ‘Rex’ and everyone at Torbridge Veterinary Group
…………Vet Nurse Hope with ‘Larry’ the Sprollie
………..Vet nurse Julia Warden with puppy
………..Vet Nurse Donna with Bill Slee’s little terrier ‘Gilly’ and a tin of Lily’s Kitchen Christmas Dinner, which we have stock of at our South Molton Branch!!
……………..Vet Nurse Lis Oram with the gorgeous Cocker Spaniel Puppy ‘Fern’!
…………..Denise Duggan from our Bideford Hospital with the adorable ‘Baloo’ and his owner, helping to complete their insurance claim forms!
……………..Vet Nurse Margaret Allin in Theatre
………another one of our Vets Carolyn Kyte with ‘Buster’ an adorable 5 month old Labrador!
…………….which Vet have we put in Christmas Quarantine?
Remember your pets during the Firework Season – Call in to one of our surgeries for further advice
Leptospirosis vaccines have been available for over five decades. Until recently, all of them targeted the two most common forms of the bacterium. However, in recent years, across the UK, Europe and the USA, new varieties of leptospirosis have evolved and in many cases are even more prevalent than the original strains. For this reason […]
Torbridge were very pleased to give Tracey from Dogs Helping Kids (DHK) our latest donation. The money was raised from our clients donating £1 to DHK for every dog vaccination they had at our surgeries during the past couple of months. We are very proud to support this great charity, for more information please see their […]
During February Teazel and Taff have been kept busy. We would like to share some photos with you of what they have been up to. As you will see Teazel has been visiting libraries and schools including Southmead school, and Taff has been doing really well with his on going training. Please keep […]
Did you know that 80% of uncastrated male dogs over 5 years old are affected by Prostate Disease just like men? During Movember, we are offering free health checks for you dog. Download the leaflet to find out more… Bill, Jon and Stephen grew their moustaches during Movember month to raise […]