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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 1:52pm

1. Brush your dogs teeth every day. Ask our vets and vet nurses for advice on this if you have any questions - pop in and collect our 6 step guide to brushing your dogs teeth.                                                                                                    

2.  You can feed your dog a dental diet, this will reduce plaque and tartar build up by 55% when compared to feeding a standard dry diet - come in and collect your discount voucher today...

Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 12:21pm

During the Mid Devon show, St Boniface Vets had the pleasure of meeting David Bragg, who is the Founding Farmer and Programme Co-ordinator at Send a Cow.  As a co-founder, David was part of the team who started fundraising in March 1988, and by July 1988 they had raised enough to send the first group of 26 in calf heifers to Uganda.
 
David spent many years as a dairy farmer, in Devon, and has been fulfilling a role within Send a Cow for over 16 years.  Visiting the show, with...

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 9:32am

St Boniface Vets are taking part in the XLVets Charity Challenge, in aid of Send a Cow & The Farming Community Network. 

We aim to walk, swim, cycle and even roller skate 453.95 miles by September!  We are already clocking up a few miles.  To track our progress, keep checking back on Facebook for weekly updates www.facebook.com/stbonifacevets.

During the Mid Devon Show, we had the pleasure of meeting one of founding...

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 2:25pm

Approximately 75% of our pets will need veterinary dental treatment within their lifetime.  This number need not be so high...start dental hygiene early.  We recommend training puppies and kittens to accept tooth brushing as part of their daily routine. Brushing your pets teeth isn’t as difficult as it sounds! The majority enthusiastically accept brushing when introduced to it slowly and as a positive experience. It needs to become as routine as doing your own teeth!  But don’t despair –...

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 1:38pm

This film with TV naturalist Chris Packham produced as part of the Big Tick Project, looks at the rise in tick numbers and their potential to transmit diseases such as Lyme Disease to both dog and people. It also tells the story of two dog owners whose regular walk with their dogs turned into a life-changing battle with the disease.

The advice from the Big Tick Project team on protecting your dog from ticks and potentially the risk of Lyme Disease...

Friday, 26 June 2015 - 10:05am

Arthur is a twelve year old yellow Labrador who lives with his family just outside Crediton. In February this year his owners noticed a lump on his right foreleg and took him in to see vet Katie, who decided a biopsy was in order (ther first photo shows the lump after the biopsy had been taken). The results showed that Arthur had a soft tissue sarcoma. Although Arthur is getting on in years, he is in generally good health, he is not overweight and has only a touch of arthritis which is...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 11:13am

We strongly believe in the overall benefits of vaccination against Leptospirosis and other potentially fatal diseases.

If your adult dog or cat has lapsed with their vaccination or never had them initially, we would like to offer you the chance to get them fully protected for the cost of just a booster.

This offer is running throughout July and August. Just as important as the vaccination itself the appointment will include a full health check.

Please call us on 01363...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 11:11am

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread in urine of infected animals such as rats and dogs. Over the past few months there has been a significant increase in reported cases of canine leptospirosis in the South West.

Worryingly several of these cases have occurred in vaccinated dogs. The disease is often contracted from infected water courses causing kidney and liver failure which can be difficult to treat and can result in death. The disease is zoonotic, so may be contracted by...

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 3:13pm

Many of us have heard of cases of Lyme Disease in people but how many dog owners are aware their dogs can catch the disease too?

Transmitted by an infected tick, the threat of Lyme Disease is being tracked by researchers at the Big Tick Project which has the backing of TV naturalist Chris Packham. As these two dog owners can testify, Lyme Disease is a debilitating condition that can be difficult to diagnose in both dogs and people too http://bit.ly/...

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 12:23pm

It is that time of year again when we start to see seasonal allergies flaring up in our pets.  There are many different causes of scratching but allergic dermatitis is by far the most common – the challenge is to try to discover exactly what the allergy is to – not always easy!  Being very itchy can be really debilitating for your pet, and can lead to lots of other skin complaints – especially skin infections due to self trauma.  In cats, over-grooming, and licking bald spots, especially on...

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