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Check out our Christmas and New Year opening times for the Crediton and Tedburn practices!
If you think you may run out of food or prescription medication over the festive break, please ensure you request it before Thursday 18th December
Feline heart disease, specifically hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can effect any cat, but is genetically predisposed to Maine Coon's, Ragdoll's and other breeds. However, if undiagnosed, hyperthyroidism and hypertension (high blood pressure) are well known to cause similar heart changes.
HCM is characterised by a thickening of the muscle of the left ventricle, leading to abnormal relaxation and reduced stroke volume,...
With bonfire night coming up, it can be a stressful time for our pets, but there are measures you can take to minimise this.
Autumn is an exciting time for St Boniface Vets. With the change in the season, comes a focus on changes in Endocrine (hormone) conditions.
Over the next few months, we will be focussing on some of the key Endocrine conditions that can affect your pet. Cushings Disease in September, Diabetes in October and diseases that can affect our older feline friends in November and December.
Keep your eyes peeled for details, offers and more information on these conditions, which could...
ST Boniface Veterinary Clinic of Exeter Road, Crediton has supported local families and their pets for more than six decades.
St Boniface Vets has grown from a two-vet mixed practice to a 13-strong veterinary team; offering dedicated small animal, equine and large animal services.
Despite this expansion it remains a family-run business committed to providing the best in veterinary care.
How to cool off your dog on a hot day:
1. Offer a cool pack or wet towel for them to lay on
2. Put ice cubes in their water bowl
3. Dip their paws in said water bowl (Dogs sweat through their paws)
4. Offer access to a paddling pool with shallow, cool water
5. Early morning and late evening walks (DO NOT EXERCISE...
Tony Kemmish, St Boniface Veterinary Clinic
As reported in the last issue of Livestock Matters, St Boniface vet Tony Kemmish has won the award for Dairy Vet of the year in the 2018 CREAM Awards. Here, he outlines his GROW philosophy for working with dairy clients, and how for Devon farmer Richard Daw this has underpinned the continuous improvement in his herd’s health, performance and profitability.
Dairy farming clients of St Boniface Veterinary...
St Boniface Equine Haemo tonic may be useful for:-
Nobody likes to think of their beloved pet harbouring worms, but it is an unfortunate possibility when owning pets. Most cats and dogs that venture outside and explore their environment will come into contact with parasitic worms. You may notice your pets ‘scooting’ their bottom on the floor, having diarrhoea or vomiting, but very often they do not show any outward signs of being infected.
The common worms that dogs and cats suffer from are intestinal worms such as roundworms,...