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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! 

25% off a year's flea and worm treatment for each pet!!

Our 25% off a year's flea and worm treatment offer is back! You now have until June to banish those bugs for a whole year!

If you choose a prescription-only preparation, each pet you order for must have been seen in the last year. 

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!

Amazing.....Weight loss offer (for small dogs)

Is your small dog (under 10kg) needing to lose some weight?

We are looking for one more dog to take advantage of this amazing offer.....join our dog weight loss clinic and receive FREE food and FREE reduced calorie treats and once your dog has reached it's goal weight, get a FREE SLOW DOG PET FEEDING MAT, WORTH £16****

Please contact the surgery on 01626 354260 to book your FREE nurse appointment.

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

Facebook Memorial Wall

From 4th February 2016, we are pleased to announce that we are now running a Pet Memorial Wall, on our Facebook page.  Our Pet Memorial Wall is a virtual memorial home and grief support community for your departed pets.  Whether furry, feathered or scaled, all are welcome.

In a loving tribute to all of God's special creatures who have filled our lives with such joy, happiness and love......We dedicate this Memorial Wall, to them all.

The death of a pet is a tragic event, we invite you to become part of our family and know you are not alone in your grief and sorrow.  As pet owners ourselves, we know personally the loss of a beloved friend, who gave their love unconditionally.

Please follow the link:-  https://www.facebook.com/KVGpage/app/201484296871118/

Kingsteignton Veterinary Group highlight the dangers of dogs with sticks

The local paper the Herald Express, has run a an article featuring Kingsteignton Veterinary Group this week, as we try to raise people's awareness of the dangers of playing with sticks with you dog.

Vet, Howard Liebermann remembers a time when a piece of stick migrated from the dogs mouth, and caused a small hole in its windpipe.  Every time the dog breathed, it allowed air to escape into the dog's tissue, under its skin.  The hole was so deep, it was impossible to repair and eventually despite his best efforts, it eventually caused fatality.

Practice Manager, Deana also recalled when she was veterinary nursing, that she had a dog brought to the surgery that had impaled itself on a moving stick, after it has been thrown by it's owner.  The stick had punctured a whole very close to the dogs heart, fortunately this dog survived.

Our best advice is don't throw sticks, use toys instead!

To see full article follow the link below:-

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Vets-urge-dog-owners-avoid-throwing-sticks/story-28598541-detail/story.html

Skeeta, playing with balls rather than sticks.

FREE - WELLNESS CHECK WITH THE VET FOR ALL SENIOR DOGS 10 YEARS +

IS YOUR DOG 10 YEARS OR OLDER?.......at this time of their life, they often start to show signs of wear and tear.  This can include symptoms like:-

  • Stiffness, especially after rest
  • Weight loss
  • Bad breath
  • Drinking more than they did before
  • Dry coat or perhaps dandruff

There are many products that could help improve their quality of life.  We find that many owners are often unaware that age has crept up on their best friend, and don't realise how uncomfortable they are.  You would be surprised how often we here "it's just old age", but its not it's wear and tear and we can help!

We are offering a FREE WELLNESS CHECK WITH A VET, for all dogs 10+ years.  This includes a full health check with the vet and discussion on how we can alleviate any symptoms.

Valid until 29th February 2016.  All offers subject to availability.  For use only for appointments pre-booked for this purpose.  Not for pets already undergoing long term treatments.  In house testing, medications etc fees applicable.


Puppy Parties are proving a hit!


From July 27th 2015 we having been running Puppy Socialisation Events on alternate weeks, which are complimentary to clients as part of our Puppy Club.  From the feedback we are getting the parties are proving to be very successful, with plenty of puppies and their owners really enjoying the time they have spent with us, and learning a lot. 

To become part of our Puppy Club, your puppy will receive its full set of first vaccinations, free pet insurance for 1 month, worming treatment, flea treatment, discounted neutering, microchip, regular adolescent check ups at 4,5 and 6 months, a free sample of food, as well as a place on one of our Puppy Socialisation Events.  At your puppies first vaccination our nurses will go through all you need to know (please feel free to ask any questions), and the vet will do a full health check and the vaccination.   We are very proud of our Puppy Club, and vaccinations your puppy would receive here cover a higher range of diseases than many "to good to be true vaccine packages".  Making our vaccines a MUCH safer alternative for your puppy.

If you would like to join our Puppy Club with your new bundle of joy, then we would love to see you both.....contact us on

01626 354260, to arrange an appointment.

Please check out the photos of some of our lovely puppies enjoying their party!

   

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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