Weight Control

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Similarly to humans, we are seeing an increase in over weight pets- dogs, cats and occasional small furries. It is reckoned as many as 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 4 dogs are deemed overweight. As with ourselves, carrying ‘a few extra pounds’ can increase the risk of certain health issues occurring:

  • Mobility difficulties including arthritis
  • Bladder stones and urethral obstruction
  • Behavioural issues (i.e. unable to groom, reactive due to joint pain)
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory dieses
  • Decreased life expectancy
  • Poor skin and coat condition
  • Higher risk if requiring anaesthesia
  • Increased risk of infection due to a decreased immune system

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Generation Pup

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Generation Pup is a study being conducted by Dogs Trust and University of Bristol, which follows dogs from a puppy right through to old age, looking at early life experiences and environmental factors and how they influence health, welfare and behaviour problems etc. If you would like more information or to sign up, pick up a flyer at our branches or head over to the website: www.generationpup.ac.uk    

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Pet Plan Veterinary Awards 2019

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Small_Animal_Facebook_Post The Pet Plan Awards allows our clients to nominate either the practice or  a member of the practice if you feel they are deserving of the above award.   Categories are: Practice of the Year Vet of the Year Vet Nurse of the Year Practice Support Staff of the Year.   Nomination forms will be available in our waiting rooms or you can go to the website: www.petplan.co.uk/about-petplan/vets/awards/ Many thanks  

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Staffing Changes

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We have our new Granton Road Vet, Holly McCluskey, starting with us on Monday 3rd September. Holly’s interests are in internal medicine and geriatric care. At Granton Road in the meantime we have Jane Scott and our regular locums, Kay Gibson, Ian McKelvie and Martha Murphy covering the surgeries. Also, we have Olivia Walesby starting on the 23rd July, covering Rhiannon’s maternity leave, primarily at Dundas Street, Monday all day, Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning and Lochend on a Tuesday afternoon. We look forward to welcoming both Holly and Olivia to the team. We appreciate your patience with the changes as continuity of care is very important to us at Dundas Vet Group.

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Rabbit Awareness Week 2018

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It is Rabbit Awareness week from Monday 4th to Friday 8th June. We will be offering free rabbit health checks during that week.  Please call the practice to book an appointment. rabbitawarenessweekclear_main_logo_3   Move Away From Muesli This year’s campaign is all about encouraging owners to move away from muesli towards a high-fibre hay based diet for their rabbits. A popular misconception is feeding rabbits the trad

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May Day Holiday

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Our Granton, Lochend and Oxgangs surgeries will be closed this Monday 7th May. Our Dundas Street surgery will be open from 9am to 12noon for emergencies only. Lets hope for some lovely sunny weather!

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Tick Awareness Month

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Tick awareness month   Now that spring is finally here, we must remember that parasites like the warmer weather too!       Tick removal   We have already removed several ticks from dogs ent

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Easter Closures

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Please note our Granton, Lochend and Oxgangs branches will be closed on Monday 2nd April. The Dundas Street surgery will be open from 9am to 12noon for emergency appointments only. We would like to wish all our clients a very happy Easter.

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Chocolate Toxicity

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chocolate-easter-egg-and-candy Chocolate poisoning is a serious, potentially fatal, cause of poisoning in dogs. The culprit within chocolate is called theobromine. The concentration of this substance varies depending on the type of chocolate but as a general rule, the higher the percentage of cocoa solids, (i.e. the darker the chocolate), the higher the level of theobromine. Signs of poisoning usually occur within 24hrs of consumption an

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Snowy days

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Thankfully we have managed to keep our surgeries open through the awful snowy weather we are having. Be careful out there if you are heading to an appointment. Here are 2 of our receptionists Lorraine and Laura's dogs, Ember, Riley and Brody enjoying the snow much more than we all are. FB_IMG_1519987777310   Read More