Acorn Vet Centre News

‘Fireworks!’ How can I prepare my home for fireworks season? You can help your dog or cat by creating a den.  If your pet already has a hiding place then this space can be used making it as snug and secure as possible by adding blankets or bedding. If you are making the den from... More detail
‘Dangers of pets in the heat!’ Do apply sunscreen if your pet has a light coloured nose or ears.  Mammals burn just like humans, and can even develop skin cancer. Don’t take your dog for a long walk in the heat of the day.  Go in the early morning or late evening, and... More detail
Our lovely Vet Nurse, Shelley, has completed her course on Oral Care and is now officially our Dental Care Nurse.  She is able to advise on dental care for your pets and perform post-operative checks after dental procedures.  Well done Shelley, we're all so pleased for you! More detail
‘Fly strike’ What is flystrike? Caused by green bottle flies which are attracted to damp fur soiled with urine or soft faeces.  Each fly lays eggs around the rear end which hatch into maggots and grow by feeding on flesh.  This can lead to the maggots eating large areas of... More detail
Our lovely Deputy Head Nurse, Kay, recently visited Studley High School to give information to young students about careers in the veterinary profession.   She had a great morning and we think her 1 year old Pug, Dexter, had an even better time enjoying all the fuss and attention from all... More detail
Did you know? Acorn Veterinary Centre neuters kittens from four months of age and is registered on the Kitten Neutering Database (KiND) As a member of KiND, the practice is helping to prevent unwanted litters being born and reducing the number of homeless kittens ending up in shelter... More detail
‘Spring Poisons’ Chocolate: contains a stimulant called theobromine (a bit like caffeine) that is poisonous to dogs. Raisins: don’t forget that treats such as hot-cross buns contain raisins. Spring flowers: daffodils can be toxic, most often after ingestion of the bulb but... More detail
This is George, he is a Golden Retriever who has been on a weight loss mission! Last August, George weight 54.6kg and was severely overweight, putting him at a greater risk of many health problems. With the help and support from Shelley, our Weight Watcher's Nurse and George's amazing and... More detail
Acorn's Latest Offers Acorn Veterinary Centre are offering a free after dental pack with every dental we do. This pack contains items that will help with keeping you pet's teeth clean after having a dental and is worth over £7. Please ask at the desk for details More detail
New Viral Haemorragic Disease Vaccine for Rabbits RVHD and Myxomatosis are diseases found throughout the UK and can be fatal to un-vaccinated rabbits. Both outdoor AND indoor rabbits are at risk. RVHD in particular is highly infectious and contagious.  It is an air borne virus, it can be... More detail


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  • February's Pet of the Month
    February's Pet of the Month

    Neville is our February’s Pet of Month! At only 5 months old, he is our youngest recipient of the award.

    At the beginning of December, Neville was diagnosed with a stomach upset known as gastritis. Even with medication his condition did not clear up. It was decided that further investigations were required such as x-rays and laparoscopic surgery to get to the bottom of what was going on.

    Neville was so brave and recovered well from his anaesthetic and investigations. With results from biopsies and a change of diet to include more fibre, Neville is feeling much better.

    Neville is such a cheeky chappy who puts a smile on everyone’s face here at Acorn.

    Well done Neville!

  • Slimmer of the Month
    Slimmer of the Month

    February's Weight Watcher Award goes to George, a 10 year old Golden Retriever.

    He originally weighed 54.6kg and with the help from a prescription weight loss diet, he now weighs 45.9kg!

    George is now at a lower risk of health problems such as diabetes, arthritis and heart conditions.

    Well done to George and his owners for doing such a great job!

  • Pet Dental Health Month
    Pet Dental Health Month

    We are offering 10% OFF ALL ROUTINE DENTALS during the month of February (including scale and polish and up to 4 extractions).

    Contact reception to book in for a FREE DENTAL CHECK with one of our veterinary nurses - 01527 853304.

    Did you know? 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 have dental disease!

    Terms and conditions apply (contact reception for more information).