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Microchip my pet

25 May 2023
Here at Orchard House Vets in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham we microchip over 1,000 pets every year. During our 25 years in practice we have microchipped over 25,000 of your pets! There is a real importance to microchipping your pet, and many myths surrounding a microchip. When they were first introduced they were easy to explain and no conspiracy theories
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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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Senior pet care

12 May 2023
Caring for older pets Have you noticed your pet slowing down? Changing behaviour? Looking different? Dogs live for an average of around 12 years, although many live for much longer. Cats live an average of around 14 years, but again in many cases they can live much longer. Rabbits live an average of 6 years, but again we have seen
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May bank holidays

26 April 2023
Our vets in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham will all be closed during the following bank holidays: 1st May 2023 8th May 2023 29th May 2023 Medication requests Please allow 48 hours for all medication requests and please adjust that time frame during bank holidays and weekends. As the coming May bank holidays are all on a Monday, all medication requested