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We're trying to brighten up Christmas for rescued pets!

There are many pets in rescue centres this Christmas. Could you spare some food/ a toy or some blankets to cheer up their days? Just drop them off to use (there's a collection box in reception and we'll make sure they are sent where they are needed. This year we are collecting for Appledown Rescue Kennels, Cats Protection and Rainbow Rabbits.

Free Diabetes Screening in August

We're screening for diabetes with urine tests all month. more

Vet Robin ran the Milton Keynes Half marathon.

Robin has been raising money for local charity Appledown Rescue and Rehoming by running the half marathon on Sunday 9th March. You can sponsor him online or by popping into the practice or Appledown. 

Every year Julie and her team rescue, care for and re-home hundreds of dogs and rely on your help to keep going. If you can do please show your support. Thanks so much everyone.

Our new Webshop is now open!

Visit the Ark House Vets Webshop and choose toys, pet food and other vital items for your pet. Save money by buying online and using our 'Click and Collect' service or have your chosen items delivered to your door!

Disease in Dogs in New Forest .....'Alabama Rot'

We have had a number of concerned owners contact us about Alabama Rot after the widespread news coverage.

This is a disease that affects the skin and kidneys. The cause is currently unknown. It has been linked to a toxin produced by a specific E.coli bacteria in the USA but so far no evidence of this has been found in the UK dogs.

The dogs in the UK report have been affected over the last 12 months, 2 over the Dec 13/Jan 14 period. They appear to have all been walked/lived in the New Forest Area. We are not aware of any dogs in the Leighton area that have been affected.

 There is lots of information on the Anderson Moores website http://www.andersonmoores.com/vet/news. (It is experiencing high traffic).

 We agree with their suggestion that 'The best advice we can give to members of the general public is to seek Veterinary attention early if you notice a wound/lesion on your pet.' Obviously most wounds will be unconnected with the disease.

 As the cause is unknown it is difficult to give any more advice on prevention although avoidance of the areas where the affected dogs have been walked may be prudent.

Please do contact us if you are worried about your pet or need more advice.

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