Category Archives: Kenilworth News

Winston’s Sore Throat

Winston was not eating and had been gagging and retching at home. He was brought in to see vet Steve, who after a thorough exam felt we needed to sedate Winston to find out what was going on.

We admitted Winston and gave him a sedation. Whilst he was asleep Steve was able to find the problem. A blade of grass had become lodged at the very back of Winston’s throat that was making it very sore and inflamed. Steve was able to remove the grass blade and Winston went home the same day.

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Smokey’s Lucky Escape

Smokey had just been adopted by his owner and was brought in to us to restart his vaccines.

His new owners were concerned about two lumps, one on the right hand side of his chest and one on his tail. Vet Kieran examined him and thought that these might be air gun pellets. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for us to get cats in that have been shot at with air guns.

The following week Smokey was booked in to be neutered and at the same time Kieran was able to remove the air gun pellets (see the photo below).

Smokey has made a good recovery and is now happily settled in to his new home.

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Christmas Opening Times

These are our surgeries opening times for the Christmas holidays.

As always, we will have one of our vets on call 24 hours a day in case of any emergencies over the whole festive period. If your pet needs emergency care when our surgeries are closed call 01926 400255 or your usual surgery number.

Christmas Eve Tues 24th Dec : 8.30am – 5pm

Christmas Day Wed 25th Dec : Closed

Boxing Day Thurs 26th Dec : Closed

Friday 27th Dec : 8.30am – 6.30pm

Saturday 28th Dec : 8.30am – 5pm (at Warwick),

8.30am – 12.30pm (at Kenilworth, Southam and Wellesbourne)

Sunday 29th Dec : Closed

Monday 30th Dec : 8.30am – 6.30pm

New Years Eve Tues 31st Dec : 8.30am – 5pm

New Years Day Wed 1st Jan : Closed

Thursday 2nd Jan : 8.30am – 6.30pm

Friday 3rd Jan : 8.30am – 6.30pm

Saturday 4th Jan : 8.30am – 5pm (at Warwick)

8.30am – 12.30pm (at Kenilworth, Southam and Wellesbourne)

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The 12 Days of Christmas

Here are the most common calls our vets get over the festive season. (to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas)

On the 12th day of Christmas I called my vet to see………..12 chocolate poisonings

……..11 Pancreatic pains , 10 Anxious Canines, 9 Poinsettia poisonings, 8 ‘gippy tummies’, 7 Firework phobias, 6 cats eaten tinsel, 5 turkey wishbones, 4 kennel cough boosters, 3 repeat prescriptions , 2 stressed out moggies……

…..…and a small toy swallowed by my doggie!

We’ll help you plan ahead for your pet’s medication, boosters for boarding kennels and stress relieving products for your pets to take the pressure off the festive season.

And if your pet does eat something it shouldn’t have, give us a call. Our 24 hour emergency service will be operating as usual throughout the Christmas holidays so you will be able to contact an Avonvale vet at any time if your pet needs urgent medical attention.

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