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18 May 2023
Bright, loyal and courageous Dachshunds are a German origin breed of dog who were originally bred for hunting. Dachshunds literally translates as ‘badger dog’! The unique build of a Dachshund enables them to chase animals into burrows. They have a surprisingly loud bark and plenty of energy. We can safely say you won’t have a dull moment with a Dachshund
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18 May 2023
Hexham and the surrounding Tyne Valley boasts some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. With crops and livestock forging a landscape worthy of any oil painting, the potential dangers to our four-legged friends and our countryside is not always as obvious. Rapeseed (Brassica napus subsp. napus), also known as oilseed rape, is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae
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Long grass in Tynedale

28 February 2023
How To Tackle Grass Seeds? Grass seeds are a pain and can be a big problem during the Summer months. If your dog enjoys playing in the grass (especially long grass), this blog is for you! Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham are blessed with beautiful countryside and lovely countryside walks. With these havens of course comes a few dangers and one
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Why vaccinate your pet?

28 February 2023
Why Vaccinate Your Pet? Pet’s in areas such as Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham have a greater risk of infectious conditions. Did you know that vaccinations play a central role in protecting pets from both viral and bacterial infectious diseases? Although vaccinations aren’t a legal requirement in the UK, here at Orchard House Vets in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham, we strongly
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Pet dental month special offer

28 February 2023
Save £50 on all dental treatment booked in March Every March, vets in Hexham, vets in Stocksfield and around the North East are encouraged to promote dental health. An often overlooked aspect of a pet’s wellbeing but sadly quite a common reason for a trip to the vets is dental issues. During your pet’s booster examination our veterinary surgeons will
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Understanding pet insurance

4 August 2022
Pet insurance People tend to think it’s only older pets that get ill and therefore younger pets don’t need pet insurance but we know from the patients we see each day that that is not the case. In fact, the younger your pet is when you insure them the better as it means you are less likely to have any
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Leaving our practice

4 July 2022
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Tips for your pets during warm weather

29 June 2022
Warm weather is something we look forward to all year round but of course extreme heat can bring dangers to our four legged friends. We have compiled tips and advice for your pet so simply select dog, cat or rabbit to get started! Dog Cat Rabbit
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Rabbit environment

18 May 2022
  Where should my rabbits live? Your rabbits can live outside or indoors, you’ll just need to make some adjustments depending on which you choose. However, the core fundamentals are the same and one of the most important things is that they have enough space. A hutch is not enough, whether they’re outside or inside. Your rabbits’ housing should be
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Giant hogweed advice

29 April 2022
What is Giant Hogweed Poisoning? When first contacting the giant hogweed, your pet will not have any symptoms at all and this is why giant hogweed poisoning is often mistaken for other dermatitis conditions. It takes exposure to sunlight within the next few days to cause the phytophotodermatitis reaction. The topical exposure is bad enough, but this plant can also