162014Nov

CaniCross Racing Day – superb!

I spent an excellent morning at the CaniCross Races at Foxlake, Dunbar. What a great sport – for handlers and dogs alike! There were canines of all shapes and sizes, but with one thing in common – they all loved to run! Congrats to Alison Wylie and her big team whose organisation and energy ensured…

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62014Oct

Braid Vets Charity Calendar for 2015 – NOW AVAILABLE

Recently we ran a pet photo competition on Facebook, of which we had over 260 entries.  From these we had the hard job of choosing just 13 to make up our 2015 calendar, being produced to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of our recently lost colleague Alison.  The calendar is on sale…

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102014Sep

Charity Coffee Morning

We are holding a coffee morning on Friday the 31st October in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the first of many fundraising events to raise money in memory of our recently lost colleague Alison. Tea/Coffee and freshly made cakes and biscuits (made by all our staff) will be available to all from…

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12014Mar

Puppies & Kittens receive FREE Microchip

Braid Vets now provide an unrivalled bumper bundle of care for your new puppy or kitten! From March, for all new puppies and kittens registered with us for their Vaccinations, we will give a Voucher for a MICROCHIP implant, FREE OF CHARGE! All puppies and kittens at Braid Vets will attend for a series of…

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132014Jan

Price Reviews:- The Salon, and Braid Vets Health Plan

That old favourite – “rising costs” – is the reason why our prices at Braid Pets Salon will be rising, on 1st February 2014. Click here to see the Salon site and to help you make a convenient appointment with Dana, our National Prize-winning Groomer. Then, in APRIL, our BRAID VETS HEALTH PLAN subs will rise. All…

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212013Nov

Look after your pets in Winter

After an extended Summer and a beautifully mild Autumn, Winter is most definitely here! We humans can put on extra layers, and wrap up warm, but what about our pets? They may have more hair than us, but they will still feel the cold. Cracker and Blue are my two 16 year old cats. They…

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12013Nov

Fireworks may frighten your pets:- what can you do?

The clocks have gone back, the leaves are off the trees, and so it’s Firework time again. Fireworks are a traditional way of celebrating and so we will hear plenty of them as we celebrate Bonfire Night, then Diwali, Christmas and finally New Year. All very bright and colourful for us, but what about our…

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12013Oct

Toxoplasmosis in cats

A question we are often asked is “do cats pose a health risk to pregnant women?” The question usually comes from an expectant Mum who has been scared by ill-informed friends or family, urging her that she must “get rid of the cat!” This is a question we are happy to answer, and a worry…

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132013Jul

Dalkeith Novelty Dog Show success

Braid Vets ran and judged the Novelty Dog Show at the Annual Dalkeith Agricultural Show yesterday. The glorious weather ensured an excellent turn-out for an event cancelled last year because of flooding! The Dog Show took place in front of the Main House in Dalkeith Country Park. An excellent entry saw dogs judged in six…

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12013Jul

July is Pet Dental Care Month

Healthy teeth are essential for all pets, but how do we know if there are dental problems brewing? Dental disease can lead to mouth pain, weight loss, digestive upsets and even heart disease, so regular check ups are vital to help keep your pet in the best of health. During JULY, Braid Vets are offering…

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92013Jun

June is National Microchip Month

At  Braid Vets we recommend microchip identification of ALL dogs and cats.  It is now law in Northern Ireland that all dogs are “chipped” and it  will be law in England in 2016 – we are all in favour of it being made a  legal requirement in Scotland too. A microchip gives pet owners peace…

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62013Jun

Braid Nurses fundraising success!

The  PUB QUIZ organised and held recently by our Braid Vet Nurses was a big  success. The nominated charity was Staffordshire Rescue Scotland which  is run entirely by enthusiastic volunteers throughout the Lothians, and  they benefitted to the tune of £267 from the event. The winning Quiz team comprised a very  brainy group of Braid…

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