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Information and updates from Avonhead Vets.

A micro-chip is a device which is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of (most commonly) cats and dogs. The implant is about the size of a grain of rice and is made of biocompatible material. The chip contains an … Read More


Neutering, de-sexing, spaying and castration are all terms used to describe the surgical procedure rendering an animal incapable of reproducing (the complete removal of all reproductive organs). Advantages for De-sexing Pets The main purpose for de-sexing is to avoid overpopulation … Read More


Unfortunately, sometimes we discover that our much-loved pet has gone missing. It is important not to panic; sometimes there is a perfectly good explanation as to why they are missing. The most important thing is to not give up hope … Read More


Vaccination programmes are put in place to prevent the spread of disease amongst our furry companions. In the past, many animals became severely ill due to contagious diseases. With modern medicine these diseases are now managed by regular vaccination. Protect … Read More