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Appointment changes on Wednesday 22nd and 29th May
Due to a staff training incentive we aren’t able to offer normal appointments to clients. However, the practice is still open to enable owners to ring, pick up food, prescriptions and to seek advice. We are only taking emergency bookings only on this day.
We hope that by forewarning you all now that this will prevent major disruptions, we apologise once again for any inconvenience this may cause.
We are grateful for your patience and should you need anything please don’t hesitate to call us on 0191 3859696 ... See MoreSee Less
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At SimplyCats we don’t advocate the provisions of raw diets. We do, however, offer expert advice on what is a nutritious and well balanced diet for every age, lifestyle and medical concerns.
Should you feel that you require advice on your cats dietary needs, or you wish to learn more about what you could be doing in addition to safeguard your cats health, speak to one of our medical team who will gladly assist you. Call us on 0191 3859696.
Meanwhile we hope you find the ISFM notice about the link with Tuberculosis and raw fed diets. We found it to be very informative 😺Tuberculosis in cats: new JFMS paper reports TB due to Mycobacterium bovis in pet cats associated with feeding a commercial raw food diet
A paper published today in JFMS, by O’Halloran C, Ioannidi O, Reed N, et al, describes an outbreak of tuberculosis in a group of young cats from households across the UK. The cats were living exclusively indoors and were all fed a commercially available raw food diet produced by a single manufacturer. There had been a previous alert from the Companion Animal TB team at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies about the new risk, but this paper details the first few cases of the outbreak. The article can be read for free at: bit.ly/2JjFABi
Since submitting the paper, the number of cases has grown to at least 30 households in the UK, with over 90 cats being tested and about half found to be infected. The food manufacturer has also since voluntarily recalled the suspected product, Natural Instinct, Wild Venison variety, pending further investigations.
The team at the University of Edinburgh is always keen to hear from clinicians who may have, or have had, suspicions about similar cases, and can offer their experience in both diagnosing and managing these patients. They have also put together information sheets for both vets and owners, which can be found at: bit.ly/2JjpCac
For the iCatCare news release, visit: bit.ly/2VyJzQS ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Birthday to you all, You do a great job with our boys.the Pybus gang.xx
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