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Naughty or nice? Christmas dangers!

What foods are poisonous to pets? Many of the festive foods we bring into our homes over the Christmas period can turn out to be dangerous for our pets, though there are some ways they can join in the festive cheer without worry! Common Poisons at Christmas  Mince pies and Christmas cake – Currants, sultanas and […]

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Present number 4 – 20th birthday celebrations

**Present number 4 – 20th Birthday Celebrations** Monday 24th – Friday 28th September £10 Senior Pet Check (pets aged 8 years and over) Only 20 available at this discounted price! Ask a member of the team for more information.

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Present Number 3 – 20th Birthday Celebrations

20th Birthday Celebrations **present number 3** This week we are offering 50% off a puppy or kitten vaccination course – save £35.00 There are only 20 available at the discounted price, call your local surgery now to get a voucher (valid for 12 months from date of issue).

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Present Number 2 – 20th Birthday Celebrations

20th Birthday Celebrations **Present Number 2** Monday 10th September – Friday 14th September Reduced Price Scale and Polish £150 for dogs and £125 for Cats Price includes General Anaesthetic and Scale and Polish. Additional treatment will be charged at the normal rate. For a full estimate, please ask your Veterinary Surgeon.

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Present Number 1 – 20th Birthday Celebrations

**Present 1** Monday 2nd – 7th September £20 off a booster vaccination.   Only one voucher per household. Registered clients only. Voucher valid for a single dose booster vaccination only or can be used towards the cost of a vaccination course or course restart. No cash alternative. Voucher valid for one year from date claimed.

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Hot weather

Summer is well and truly upon us, it is the time of year we enjoy the sun with summer day walks or days out with the family. However, while it is great to enjoy the summer sun, sometimes it can be a bit too much for our pets and they can struggle in the heat. […]

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Our Bellingham and Stocksfield surgeries are cat friendly!

Our Bellingham and Stocksfield surgeries are Cat Friendly Clinics, and we are working towards accreditation for our Hexham surgery. The Cat Friendly Clinic programme is a worldwide scheme run by the cat charity ‘International Cat Care’, in conjunction with the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM), which is dedicated to improving the health and welfare […]

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Puppy vaccination advice

At OHVC we pride ourselves on following ‘Best Practice ‘ in all areas, and our vaccination programme for dogs reflects this. Following WSAVA  (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) guidelines we vaccinate puppies 3 times, with Nobivac DHP and L4 vaccine, at 8,10 & 16 weeks. This provides the broadest possible protection for whatever you chose […]

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GDPR

At Orchard House Veterinary Centres we feel that keeping you and your pet up to date with the best clinical information is practice offers is paramount. Current clients can review and update their preferences on the Pet Portal by clicking on the link below. Here, you can check that personal information is accurate and select […]

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Alabama Rot

Last week’s report in the Hexham Courant warning of a case of “Alabama Rot” (Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CGRV)) in Northumberland has caused great concern to local dog owners. I have spent some of the last week checking whether any confirmed cases have been identified in Northumberland. I have been in touch with local […]

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Petplan Awards

Has a member of our team gone the extra mile? You can nominate them for the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards. Its not too late, voting closes TODAY!  🐶🐾. Thank you! https://www.petplan.co.uk/about-petplan/vets/awards/

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Christmas and New Year 2017/18

We would like to wish all of our clients a very Happy Christmas and the Best Wishes for the New Year. Festive Surgery Opening Hours: Hexham Saturday 23rd December:           09:00pm – 1:00pm Monday 25th December:             Closed (emergency service only) Tuesday 26th December:          […]

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ROCK SALT AND THE DANGERS TO PETS

Rock salt is a mixture of salt and grit and is widely used to de-ice paths and roads during cold weather. Anti-freeze is commonly used by road users to de-ice vehicles before driving. Both can be deadly to animals if ingested, causing dehydration, muscle tremors, kidney and liver problems and, if not treated, death. Even […]

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Caring for your rabbits in the winter

Rabbits can struggle in extreme weather temperatures so you need to make sure their housing stays warm and comfortable and protects them from the elements. Rabbits do not hiberate, so if your rabbit looks limp or sleepy and isn’t really reacting to anything then you need to bring them to us ASAP. If you have just got […]

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What’s new at Orchard House?

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Orchard House Well Pet Club

Your pet’s health and happiness is our number one priority. We promise to ‘care for your pets as if they were our pets’.   At Orchard House we understand that you want to give your pets the best treatment. Our Well Pet Club makes routine healthcare simple and more affordable. A monthly Direct Debit covers: […]

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Yellow dog project

Have you heard of the yellow dog project? The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated. Why might a dog need space? There are many reasons why a dog may need space.  It may… Have health issues Be a rescue dog being rehabilitated. The […]

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Puppy pictures

PUPPY BROODY! We welcomed 11, yes 11, German Shepherd puppies today for their first vaccinations. Staff were queuing up for a cuddle so much so we had to check their pockets when it was time for them to go home.

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Pet Obesity

Do you give your pet your own food as a treat? If so, you are not alone. A PDSA Paw Report last year found that 26% of dogs are fed scraps and dinner left overs. Obesity can cause your pet significant health issues, not only does the extra weight impact on their quality of life, […]

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Owners nominate vet’s practice for pet ‘Oscars’

TYNEDALE’S Orchard House veterinary centres have received a record eight nominations in the UK Veterinary “Oscars”, the Pet Plan National Veterinary Awards. The business was first set up in 1998 by clinical director and veterinary surgeon Tim Pearson, who started out in Hexham and then acquired a second branch in Stocksfield in 2004. Both branches […]

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