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Upcoming Events

We are a part of many events during the summer. Our next upcoming events are: 

  • Fun Dog Show @ Kingsteignton Garden, Craft and Hobby Show, Oakford Lawn, Saturday 29th July 2017. Come along and join us for a fun dog show with lots of fun classes!
  • Sponsored walk for Kingsteignton Swimming Pool, starting at the pool, 9:30am on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Register to participate by emailing either marketing@kvg.uk.com or kingsteigntonpool@gmail.com, or donate here.

KVG @ Chudfest

We love to get involved with the local community here at KVG, and we ran our first Fun Dog Show at the Chudfest Summer Fete on Sunday 9th July. It was a lovely day, with the sun shining and lots of gorgeous dogs! Howard captures the mood of the day in the photo below!

Cats Protection Sponsored Dog Walk

Informative image: Practice Manager Deana on CP Sponsored Dog Walk

KVG teamed up with Teignbridge and Totnes Cats Protection for a sponsored Dog Walk on Saturday 17th June. We are on target to raise £98!

KVG at Kingsteignton Ram Roast - Fun Dog Show!

Team KVG ran a Fun Dog Show at this year's Kingsteignton Ram Roast. With 6 categories and a Best in Show, we raised over £53 for the Ram Roast Fund. Below are some photos of the day!

Informative image: Team KVG set up and ready to go! Informative image: Beautiful Ruby!

Informative image: Golden Oldies Informative image: Howard and Cyril

Informative image: Anita and Connie Informative image: Tilly

Informative image: Best in Show - Tilly

KVG in the Mid Devon Advertiser

KVG was in the Mid Devon Advertiser on 12th May. May is Vet Nursing Awareness Month and we wrote an article celebrating our wonderful vet nursing team. 

We write an article once a month in the Mid Devon Advertiser's Pet Update with useful information, so it's always worth a look! 

Alabama Rot - confirmed case in Exminster

There has been a confirmed case of Alabama Rot, or cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CGRV), in Exminster. This disease is fatal in 9 out of 10 dogs, and any dog can get it anywhere in the UK. Alabama Rot affects the skin and the kidneys by causing tiny blood clots to form in the blood, blocking them and ultimately leading to damage of the affected tissue. In the skin it causes ulceration, but in the kidneys it can cause kidney failure. 

The first symptoms are skin lesions caused by no known injury appearing on the legs, body, mouth or tongue. The dog will lick at these sores. Within days, dogs get symptoms of acute kidney injury (vomiting, reduced hunger and unusual tiredness). 

The cause of Alabama Rot is currently unknown, so it is difficult to give specific advice on prevention. You may wish to bathe areas of your dog that become wet or muddy on a walk. 

If your dog has any of the symptoms mentioned above, contact the vet without delay 24 hours a day on 01626 354260.

AVIAN FLU RISK REDUCED - AS OF 13/4/17

From this date, there are some restrictions being lifted from having to house or keep netted, poultry living in low risk areas.  Please see link for more details.

New Rabbit Vaccination Scheme

As you may have heard, there is a new strain of VHD affecting rabbits called VHD2. There have been confirmed outbreaks in the local area with casualties, but the good news is that there is a vaccination available to protect against this version of the disease. This means there is a slight change to the vaccination schedule recommended for rabbits. For adult rabbits who have the regular combined Myxomatosis and standard VHD vaccine, there should be a 3-4 week gap and then the VHD2 vaccination should be administered. For young rabbits on their primary vaccination course, they would have the combined vaccine at 10 weeks, followed by the VHD2 vaccine 3-4 weeks later, and then repeat the whole course as before at 6 months before commencing on the adult schedule.

For adults, the latest advice is that the vaccination should be repeated to bolster immunity every 12 months. This is unless there is an outbreak in the local area, in which case it is advised the vaccination is repeated every 6 months. As there were VHD2 outbreaks reported and confirmed in the summer in our area, if you had your rabbit vaccinated you should arrange for a booster to assure continuing immunity.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact us on 01626 354260.

NEW cold laser: drug-, surgery- and pain-free relief for your pet

We now have a cold laser at Kingsteignton Vets. Cold laser technology offers relief whilst recovering from trauma, the effects of aging or everyday aches and pains. It reduces inflammation and pain which in turns helps increase range of motion and mobility. 

Cold laser therapy can be used for multiple ailments in both dogs and cats, including: 

  • Joint injuries
  • Ligament/tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle sprains/strains
  • Skin lesions/abrasions
  • Post-trauma wounds
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Nerve injury

Cold laser works by shining a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells, making them produce more energy. This increases cellular function, which makes the cell absorb nutrients rapidly, eliminate wastes and reproduce new cells. There are currently no known side effects from cold laser treatment. 

Benefits of cold laser treatment include:

  • Alleviation of chronic or acute pain
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Increasing circulation
  • Speeding up healing and recovery
  • Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller

Cold laser is also being used in humans, with sports therapists and chiropractors embracing this new technology for their patients. 

Why not give us a call to see if cold laser treatment can help your pet? 

Pre Puppy Clinics now available!

We now have pre-puppy advice clinics available! If you're thinking of getting a puppy then you can have a face-to-face or telephone consultation with one of our Veterinary Nurses who are able to advise you on breeds, what to ask breeders and ways of making your new pup's transition into your home as comfortable as possible. This is valuable information for new dog owners, even if you've had a dog before, so why not give us a call on 01626 354260?

Coming soon!

We are delighted to announce that very soon the Practice will be offering preventative health plans. We’ll be sharing more information about this very soon, so keep watching this space!

Cats Protection

We are now pleased to announce that we have now been chosen to work alongside Cats Protection for the next few years.  KVG have been active supporters for many years, but it is wonderful that we are now able to offer our services to them again.

We are now on Instagram

Come and follow us on Instagram  - @kingsteigntonvets

Offers

Please see our newsletter for up to date offers.

As a client you should have received a key fob, which allows you to collect points every time you visit the vets and spend money. These points are then converted to money off vouchers which will be sent out twice a year.

Vaccinate your puppies and kittens with us.....and receive money off neutering!

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