The Mount Vets Pet Blog

News and information about pet care, written by qualified veterinary staff

Pet news and updates

Our pet news section contains articles and information to help you take the best care of your pet and be informed about the latest updates from within our busy practice.

13 Pet Poisons And What To Look Out For

13 Pet Poisons And What To Look Out For

As humans, we grew up learning from our parents and teachers what is and isn’t poisonous, what foods are ok to consume and how to identify if something is harmful if we’re unsure. When it comes to pets however, it can seem like a minefield as to what is and what isn’t...

What is Babesia Canis and how to spot it

What is Babesia Canis and how to spot it

More pets are being rescued abroad and rehomed in the UK since the Pet Travel Scheme was relaxed in 2012. Not only this, the number of pets coming on holiday with us has also increased. This, in combination with expanding global parasite (worms, ticks & fleas)...

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We would like to wish all our clients a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. Our Christmas opening hours are below: DateTaunton RoadLancer CourtWiveliscombeTuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)8.30am - 4:00pm9:00am - 4:00pm9:00am - 4:00pmWednesday 25th...

3 Key Reasons To Microchip Your Cat

3 Key Reasons To Microchip Your Cat

From April 2016, dog owners have been legally required to microchip their dog, but cat microchipping is still merely a recommendation. We think it’s just as important for our independent, inquisitive friends to be given the same level of protection. The procedure is...