Keyhole (laparoscopic) spay procedures

We are now able to offer laparoscopic (keyhole) bitch spays at our Beaminster surgery.

Keyhole surgery (or laparoscopic surgery) is regarded as the gold standard in many human surgical techniques due to   faster recovery timesless pain, and less post operative infections and complications.

Keyhole surgery is a minimally invasive operating technique where a small camera is inserted through a small incision to view the internal structures. With our equipment we make two 1cm incisions through which the ovaries are visualised on a monitor, the blood vessels cauterised and the ovaries removed.

Usually buster collars (‘lampshades’) are not required and exercise is restricted to just 48 hours rather than the usual ten days after the traditional spaying technique.

It’s a dog’s life…

It’s senior dog month so we thought we’d share with you some tips and advice to help you care for your older dog. Plus we have FREE Senior Dog Checks for all dogs over 8…

A dog walk a day keeps the doctor away!

Research has shown that pet owners are healthier than those without an animal companion! Dog owners in particular tend to lead active lifestyles with plenty of miles covered on those daily walks. But it’s not just dog walkers who stay healthy…

Free Senior Cat Checks in September!

On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life! And cats tend to sleep more as they get older…

Buckham Fair!

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at Buckham Fair yesterday, you helped us raise money for the Clunes’ chosen charity by letting us loose on you with glitter tattoos! We hope you all had a wonderful day with lots of bargains!

Have you entered our Summer Photo Competition?

We hope you’ve been enjoying the Summer this year! The hot weather brings a few challenges when it comes to keeping our pets happy and healthy…and cool! But it’s also a great time to enjoy spending with our pets… and getting some photos of them too!

How to have a Stress-free Summer…

The Summer holidays are here at last! They can often bring with them a change in routine for us and our pets…

FREE Parasite Checks in July!

Preventing problems with parasites is also going to be better for our pets than treating them when they arise. That’s why we’re offering FREE Parasite Checks during July to give you peace of mind…

Top Tips for washing pet bedding

We’ve all got our fingers crossed for some more good weather over the next few months! If the skies are kind to us, why not take the opportunity to give your pets’ bedding a spring clean!

Rabbits say “Buzz off”

As part of Exotics Month, we want to raise awareness of a dangerous and often fatal condition called “Flystrike”…