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Edgewood Veterinary Group is a long established and well respected small animal practice. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Rabbit Awareness Week 17th - 25th June 2017

During the period above we will be offering free Rabbit health checks - this will include a weight and general health check, claw clip, diet and dental advice.

You can book an appointment with a nurse at any of our branches who will be happy to give your bunnies a thorough check.

We look forward to seeing you and your rabbits over the coming week.


Purleigh Open Day 2017

Not long now until our open day at Purleigh. This is an opportunity to view 'behind the scenes' at the vet practice.

There will be refreshments available, informative displays, children's face painting, raffle and giveaways.

PLEASE BE AWARE that we will still be open and consulting for emergency patients and we may have poorly inpatients so we would kindly ask that your dogs be left at home. We hope you understand.

 


Edgewood’s First Puppy Party

In early May we invited 5 puppies and their owners along to Purleigh for the first of our puppy evenings.

The purpose of the event was to give the puppies a safe and fun trip to the vets while socialising with other puppies and giving the owners a chance to ask questions and see ‘behind the scenes’ for any future visits, such as neutering.

Initially the puppies were taken into one of our consult rooms where they were given a ‘mock’ examination by one of our nurses – this involved them being rewarded for having their ears, eyes, teeth and feet being looked at. Their owners were also shown how to encourage their puppy to feel relaxed on such visits.

Advice was given on all aspects of puppy care such as diet, exercise, neutering, dental and vaccinations. This was followed by a tour of the practice so owners could see the fabulous facilities here at Edgewood and put their minds at ease for any future stays for their little bundles of fluff.

All the puppies had a wonderful time and left with a goody bag with lots of information to take home plus some useful items such as toothbrushes, remedy sprays, blankets and lots more.

If you would like to attend our next party please speak to our reception. (Puppies must be under 16 weeks old and fully vaccinated)

 


Keeping your bunny happy during the warmer months

 

With the warmer weather making an appearance, now is a good time to start thinking about making your rabbit and his environment more comfortable for those hotter days.

 

Rabbits do not tolerate heat well and can become very unwell or worse die from being overheated. Be mindful of where their hutch is located and if necessary move it to a more shady, cool area of your garden.

 

If you have an indoor rabbit then ensure they have access to cooler rooms. You could also set up a fan indoors but be mindful of the electric cable and nibbly teeth!

Adding ice cubes to water containers, brushing out excess hair for those of you with fluffy bunnies and misting their ears with a cool water spray are more useful ways of helping keep them cool and content.

 

Older rabbits tend to be quieter and less active so need to be kept a closer eye on. Ensuring they have plenty of rabbit friendly veggies will help keep them hydrated as well as using the methods above.

 

If you think your rabbit is suffering from heat stroke, use a damp towel over his body to gently lower his temperature and get him to your vet immediately.

 

Another concern that is brought with the warm weather is Fly Strike. Flies will lay eggs around the bottom of a rabbit that has loose stools, those at particular risk are aging, disabled, long-haired or overweight rabbits who are not able to clean themselves effectively. Within 24 hours, rabbits can go into shock due to maggot infestation.

 

If hutches aren’t kept clean and dry then moisture, warmth, and odour will attract the flies to lay their eggs and the maggots will migrate on to the confined rabbit. If a rabbit has sores or damp fur from urine or faeces, flies will head toward these warm incubation areas to lay their eggs.

 

Key factors in preventing fly strike are ensuring that bedding is kept dry, that the rabbit does not have any wounds or ulcerated areas of skin and keeping an eye on their dental health so they can effectively groom themselves.


New Opening Hours at Burnham and Totham 

 

The Burnham branch is now open on Saturday mornings from 9am -12 noon.

You can book directly by calling Burnham on 01621 784080

The Totham hours are changing - consulting will now take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 9am - 6pm.

 


Ordering Flea and Worm Treatments

Please be advised that due to VMD guidelines, we now require at least 24 hours notice to dispense flea and worm treatments, as each prescription needs to be authorised by a vet.

This can be done Monday to Friday by either phoning your local surgery or via our online prescription ordering service.

 


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We provide a high quality, compassionate and caring service for companion animals and their owners. Our dedicated team strive to promote good health and relieve illness as quickly as possible.

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