Why ‘Anaesthetic Free’ Dentistry is not a good idea!

We are becoming increasingly aware of some groomers in the surrounding area offering “anaesthetic free dental scale and polish” procedures. This is something that we would never consider doing at Portland Vets and something that we would strongly advise owners …
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tortoise hibernation

Preparing for Hibernation!

TORTOISE HIBERNATION Do tortoises need to hibernate? This depends on the species – Mediterranean species naturally hibernate in the wild during the winter months so their physiology, growth and reproduction cycles are used to this process. Species that commonly hibernate …
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CPR refresher evening for the team!

  The whole clinical team came together last night for a refresher in CPR. Luckily this is not something we are required to perform on a regular basis, but when we do, we need to have the latest knowledge, equipment …
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This Summers Purple Heart Award Winner

We at Portland Vets like to award one of our patients every few months, a hand made (by Kate!) embroidered heart, which is given after a team discussion. We all put forward patients we believe have had a tough time but have …
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Pet Allergy Week 5th to 11th June 2017 – Wilf

National Pet Allergy week gives us the chance to tell you about Wilf. He was a very itchy and uncomfortable cat due to allergies and he is proof that with the right diagnosis and with committed owners pets can live …
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