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  • 9am – 11am
  • 9am – 11am

‘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 make the walk shorter than usual.sun

Don’t leave your dog in a car, even for a few minutes.  An open window or a windshield screen isnt enough to keep the car cool.  According to the RSPCA, if its 22°C outside, withing an hour it can be 47°C inside a car.  Dogs die this way every year – don’t let yours be one of them.

Don’t leave your pet in a glas conservatory or a caravan.  The same rules apply as for cars.

Don’t worry if your cat seems to be grooming itself more than usual.  This is a cooling mechanism similar to sweating; as the saliva evaporates off its fur, the cat will cool down.

Don’t ignore the signs of heat stroke.  Heavy panting, profuse salivation, a rapid pulse, very red gums/tongue, lethargy, lack of coordination, reluctance or inability to rise after collapsing, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of conciousness.  In extreme circumstances – heat stroke can be fatal!

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Acorn Veterinary Centre
21 Station Road
B80 7HR
Tel: 01527 853304


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    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!

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    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).