Mould ingestion can be lethal to pets. It usually happens when dogs raid the kitchen waste recycling caddy, so keep them out of reach this Xmas period where there is likely to be an increase in food waste. If your pet ingests mouldy food seek treatment without delay. Symptoms can occur rapidly and include: RESTLESSNESS, PANTING, EXCESSIVE SALIVATION, WHOLE-BODY MUSCLE TREMORS, HYPERSENSITIVITY TO TOUCH/NOISE, SEIZURES
With the Xmas season in full swing what happens if your pet gets their nose into your alcoholic tipple? Alcohol should not be consumed by pets as their livers are not equipped to break down alcohol as easily as human livers are. We all know how awful we can feel after a heavy night, but our pets are much more prone to alcohol toxicity with potentially life-threatening consequences. Alcohol toxicity can also occur from ingestion of unbaked bread dough - as the yeast ferments in their stomach, alcohol is created and is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.
Many Yule time plants can be hazardous to pets if chewed - luckily in the majority of cases symptoms are mild and self-limiting and may include salivation, oral irritation and vomiting/diarrhoea. To be on the safe side, keep plants out of reach of inquisitive pets and consult your vet if ingestion does occur.
It's time to wrap those #Xmas toys and gadgets - don't forget the batteries! However, pets are inquisitive and may think nothing about swallowing batteries, which can cause significant damage to the mouth and gastrointestinal tract! Large, chewed or punctured alkaline batteries often require intervention, and the lithium disc or ‘button’ batteries pose the greatest risk of all. Always contact your vet if you think your pet may have ingested a battery.
Did you know that onions and their relatives are toxic to dogs and cats? The Allium family (onions, garlic, spring onions, chives, leeks...) cause red blood cell destruction in cats and dogs- which can result in lethargy or collapse. Even 1 or 2 garlic cloves can be enough to cause serious problems in a cat. Exposure can also occur chronically i.e. small amounts every day can build up to cause an issue. … See more
Jess has been in the veterinary industry for 4 and half years and has vast experience working in out of hour clinics. Jess Enjoys long dog walks and horse riding in her spare time. Welcome to the Foxcotte Family
...our newest addition to the reception team. You may recognise him from being with us 2 years ago! Adam has been in the industry for 6 years so has vast experience. Adam has a keen interest in fitness and is working towards his Level 3 qualification in Personal Training
You might be excited to get into your advent calendar this year, but please remember that chocolate is toxic to dogs. Keep chocolate well out of your four-legged friends way
Tinsel and other hanging decorations can look just like cat toys. However, there is a risk they might swallow them or even break glass ornaments, causing injury. Follow our handy tips to "cat-proof" your christmas tree and keep everyomne safe and healthy this festive season
our new student Veterinary Nurse. Rebecca has been in the veterinary industry for 2 and a half years. Passed her ANA certificate and starts her Veterinary Nurse training in April. She has 2 kittens, Charlie who is 6 months old and Minnie 3 months. You will all get to meet them soon! Welcome to the team Rebecca
Before you get into your car in the morning, give your bonnet a little tap. There may be a cat sleeping under there...
Don't forget about your pet's wormer, get in touch with us to arrange a health check...
To all our wonderful and supportive clients, having watched Boris’ update, we just wanted to say that we are not going anywhere between now and December 2nd.Read Full Story
Fred would like to remind all our lovely clients to be wearing a face mask whilst out in our car park and speaking to any members of our team.Read Full Story
Following the recent change in government guidelines - ALL clients must wear a facemask when visiting any of our practices and communicating with members of staff. This also applies to outside areas i.e. when waiting in the car park. Thank you for your cooperation
Missing/stolen pets are sadly becoming a common occurrence. It is advisable to put things into place incase your pet unfortunately gets lost or goes missing.Read Full Story
"Happy National Black Cat Appreciation Day!" Did you know? Black cats can change colour Black cats that also have the Tabby stripe gene have fur that can turn a rusty brown colour after they’ve been lounging in the sun for a long time… Stay safe, be kind, and have a great Monday everyone!
Happy “Caturday” – and Happy “International Cat Day”! August 8th is International Cat Day - a day to show your cat some good ol’ purring love and celebrate one of our most ancient pets.
We are doing our absolute best to get all branches back to our ‘normal’ working hours therefore, we have made some amendments to our hours.Read Full Story
Just a reminder to all of our clients, we require 48 Hours’ Notice for any repeat medications/food, this includes parasite treatment.
What a lovely surprise the team had receiving these gorgeous flowers and chocolates last week
Male budgie found in the Ludgershall area. Please contact the Charlton branch on 01264 358808
Due to the hot weather and complying with a locked door policy as enforced by the RCVS and BVA we have set up a shaded area and paddling pool to keep your animals cool.Read Full Story
At Foxcotte we are showing our appreciation and remembrance. This is an opportunity for us all to remember the sacrifices that were made at home and abroad, and to joyously celebrate as people did 75 years ago
Happy Easter from Us All at Foxcotte!!
Don't forget... The clocks spring forward tonight....
Willow loves her Sunday morning lie-ins!
Here at Foxcotte Vets we have designed our very own tree of remembrance so that your loyal companions will never be forgotten.Read Full Story
The BawdenFlight Gun & Pet Dogs are back with another gorgeous litter from Heidi their Springer Spaniel plus Jess The Brittany that came for a check up!
Remember, remember fireworks aren’t just in November and… NEW YEARS EVE means fireworks! Firework celebrations can be extremely frightening for our pets…Please HELP them feel safe! Top Tips for keeping your pets calm this New Years EveRead Full Story
Wishing all our clients and their pets a very Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year! From The Foxcotte Team including Freddie, Rory and Willow (pictured)
NO amount of chocolate is safe for your cat to eat. Did you know that even the smallest piece of chocolate can make your feline companion very sick!Read Full Story
Alcohol can cause an array of serious health problems, the most common symptoms being vomiting, depression, visible dizziness and breathing difficulties.Read Full Story
Keep sweet treats well out of reach over the festive season! Xylitol is found in most sugar-free treats such as chewing gum, sweets and some types of peanut butter.Read Full Story
Meet Bonzo. He’s training to be a guide dog for those in need. He was extremely brave for his vaccination today. We have the pleasure of seeing Bonzo every week for his weekly weigh ins!
If you expect to require medication over the Christmas holiday, please get your requests in before Wednesday 18th December 2019 – Thank you!
She first came to see us on the 15th October and weighed just 260g, having left her Mum a little too early. Through lots of hard work and determination, her loving family and Chrissi the nurse have managed to see that today she weighed in at an amazing 1.11kg. Which means she has now started her first vaccinations under our Pet Health Club. Well done Nala and her family!
Christmas is nearly here... It's the time to indulge and have fun. But this festive season also presents dangers to our four-legged friends from toxic foods, to dangerous seasonal plants.Read Full Story
This is Alfie with his new friend George the Giraffe. His ‘pawrents’ bought him an early Christmas present with his £10 Pet Health Club voucher.
The 2020 Petplan Veterinary Awards are now open! This event is often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the Veterinary profession, and it’s something we get very excited about!Read Full Story
It’s a hard life coming for your 1st vaccinations, these beautiful Labradors stole our vets heart!!
With frosty mornings returning and below freezing temperatures during the winter months… means the risk of anti-freeze toxicity is much higher! If you suspect they have ingested any amount of anti-freeze please give us a call
Medium sized, male dog found near King George Road/ The Drove, Andover. Please contact Charlton practice on 01264 358808.
Pause. Reflect. Remember.
Be careful this morning 6th November... stumbling upon discarded sparklers, firework cartridges & shells…
Today we say goodbye to a very cherished member of the Foxcotte team, Martha the dog. Unfortunately she will be taking her owner, Amy Morris, with her.Read Full Story
Found at Castle primary school in Ludgershall. If you have any information please contact our Ludgershall branch on 01264 790609
And they call it puppy love... We loved cuddles with Huxley when he came to see us for his 2nd vaccination
We will be featured on tonight’s Inside Out with our lovely loving Vet Sophie Bell - BBC1 at 19:30!
It’s our open day tomorrow! 1pm - 4pm at our Charlton branch. Come and have look around our newly refurbished practice including theatre, X-ray and kennels (which Freddie is modelling beautifully!) We will be joined by Top Dog Hydrotherapy, Cats Protection, Animal Love Pet First-Aid, Holistic Veterinary Care and other local business’. The team forward to seeing you there! Please note, parking on site will be very limited.
She was in to see Ger at Ludgershall this morning for her vaccinations and it’s fair to say that Ger was a little bit fond of her!
A huge thank you to everyone who entered - we have chosen 6 winners from hundreds and hundreds of photos! Be sure to come along to our open day on Saturday 14th September 1pm - 4pm to see the winning shots!
UPDATE: FOUND | Please keep your eyes peeled for beautiful Chloe
...were in to see our Nurse Chrissi following their neutering surgery. Don’t they look fab modelling their medical t-shirts! The shirts are a kinder way of preventing unwanted licking of wounds and we think they are a little bit cute
Don't forget to share your photos on our Facebook!
Delia loved meeting Milly and Molly last week! They are new patients to us so were in for their free of charge first consultation. Welcome to the Foxcotte Family
We loved seeing Gunther and Moose the other day. Aren’t they handsome?!
We have to say a huge thank you to Heathercroft Meadow Flowers for these stunning flowers for our new waiting rooms
Today is the day to celebrate all the little pigs in our lives. Did you know that the term guinea pig translates to “little pig” in Latin?
Not long now until we close the competition! We’ve had some great entries so far, we would love to see some more small furries so if you haven’t entered already, what are you waiting for!
Luna came in to see Andreas last night for her second vaccinations, isn’t she a beauty! We can’t wait to watch you grow...
A huge thank you to Cash and his pawrents, enjoy Yorkshire, we will miss seeing you!
Competition! With the refurb nearly complete, we would love to fill our new space with photos of YOUR pets! Comment or send us your canvas worthy shots and we will announce the winners at our open day on Saturday 14th September! Good luck!
Dexter was keen to show Michelle his tricks last week, such a clever boy
The most handsome puppy came to see us earlier. Dexter popped to see RVN Jo for a weight check and wormer this afternoon and got lots of fuss from the team!
The Charlton Community Day and Scarecrow competition is today! We’re taking part in the Scarecrow competition, and we think the team have done a great job! We’ll also be at the Community Day at Charlton Lakes 12 - 4pm so pop by and say hello!
Pongo was last seen floating over Mercia Avenue. Sadly no microchip! Let us know if you spot him... It’s okay though, one of today’s patients, Holly stepped in to save the day!
He was found in a lay-by on the A303 near McDonalds/Mole Valley roundabout. He is being looked after at our Ludgershall branch. Please call 01264 790609 if you have any information
....especially to all the pet dads!
Staff pet Martha the dachshund enjoyed her 4th birthday with some of her pals today!
Unlike insurance, which covers accident and illness, a Pet Health Club plan covers the expected, routine treatments your pet needs throughout the year...Read Full Story
This beautiful girl is Sooty. Can you believe she has been a patient of ours for over 10 years, she looks like a puppy! We love seeing you Sooty!
On the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings, we remain forever thankful.
We loved seeing Herman again yesterday. Here he is getting some fuss from student nurse Karen
This is Shaun, the handsome staffie. The first photo was when he came to see us for his puppy vaccinations, and the second is him 2 years later for a booster!Read Full Story
Nominate them today and you could win 1 year's membership to The Pet Health Club, plus a year's supply of pet food!* https://www.thepethealthclub.co.uk/pet-hero *T&Cs apply, see website for more info.
Do you remember Yogi? This is him a few months later, a little too big to pick up but Michelle still managed to steal a cuddle!
Eleanor is a Student Nurse who joined us in June 2018 for a placement from university. She is particularly interested in in-patient care. Lucy is Eleanor’s clinical coach, so you’ll find them logging cases for her nursing qualifications.
Lucy has been a Qualified nurse for 27 years. She started with us in November 2017, working alongside Ger in Ludgershall. Lucy has a keen interest in palliative and end of life care
We had a stunning litter of Wire Haired Pointers from BawdenFlight Gun & Pet Dogs in today for microchipping. As you can see, nearly the whole team got involved with cuddles... can you blame us?!
Hannah has been working at Foxcotte since 2014 as an animal nursing assistant / receptionist. She is now looking forward to starting her nursing training next year. Hannah has a particular interest in inpatient care and cuddling puppies!!
Michelle our Head Nurse has been a qualified Veterinary Nurse for 20 years. Michelle joined the Foxcotte team in 2016 and leads our nursing team. She is very experienced but particularly enjoys the teaching side of veterinary nursing to mentor our students.
This is Chrissi. She is a qualified registered veterinary nurse who joined us in February 2019. She enjoys helping clients in our nursing clinics covering topics ranging from: nail clips and flea and worm treatments to dental clinics, weight clinics and more. She also enjoys monitoring anaesthetics and laboratory work.
This is Hannah, she joined the team in 2015 and is in her final year of training to be a registered veterinary nurse. she has a keen interest in inpatient care/ intensive cases and nurse clinics. Hannah is looking forward to qualifying early next year.
Chloe is an rvn who qualified in September 2018 after completing her training with us when she joined in May 2017. She has a keen interest in emergency and critical care as well as infection control. Chloe is currently on maternity leave after having her daughter Shelby at the start of April.
This is Herbert, Perignon and Taittinger who are all members of The Pet Health Club so came to see us for their flea & worming treatment and some love and fuss!!
Karen joined the team in 2013 and has recently started her training to become an RVN. She has keen interest in theatre work and is looking forward to getting stuck in with nurse clinics as soon as she can! Karen will be qualifying in 2021.
This is Chloe, she has been working at Foxcotte for 15 years and has recently qualified as a RVN. She has a keen interest in exotics, particularly rabbits and enjoys her exotic clinics where she can talk all things furry and scaly. She's looking forward to completing her advanced exotic certificate later this year
This is Mel, she is currently in her first year of RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse) training. She has a keen interest in inpatient care and spends a lot of time looking after patients post surgery. Mel is looking forward to qualifying in 2021.
We are proud to have a team of 7 qualified Veterinary nurses and 7 student nurses who not only look after your pets, but also undertake a huge range of other tasks which we’ll be highlighting throughout the month.
Clyde and Elvis came in for a weight check for their flea and worming treatment today. It took a few attempts and lots of treats to get them to sit still for a photo!!
This will be our new reception and dog waiting room. It’s been a bit noisy here today, so please bear with us. If you have a nervous pet, please feel free to wait outside (weather permitting!) or in the car and we will come and get you when the vet is ready for your appointment
If you do, please call us on t: 01264 358808
You might notice Foxy, who will be on hand to share more updates with you as the work progresses...
The builders moved in this week and began work on the rear of the building, which will become the new entrance! You might notice Foxy, who will be on hand to share more updates with you as the work progresses...
We had the pleasure of meeting the newest member of the Coco's Canine Crèche family last week. This is Mollie, and she is absolutely gorgeous!
HUGE congratulations to Chloe, who yesterday found out that she passed her final exams and can now call herself a Qualified Veterinary Nurse!Read Full Story
Practice manager Gill was lucky to enough to steal him for a cuddle!
To the mum's whose children have four paws and are covered in fur...
It looks like Rory had a great time at Top Dog Hydrotherapy yesterday
This is Pip, who came in to see our Vet Chloe Ramsay, for her routine vaccinations. When Pip was a kitten she was found after having been dumped in a rubbish bag with her litter mates, as the runt of the litter she was hand reared and cared for by the lovely people who found her. Just look at her now!
Binx was in at the Ludgershall practice for a check up following a procedure last week. We were happy to hear that he was back to his mischievous self!
America celebrates National Puppy Day today, so why shouldn’t we?! Share your puppy photos with us on our Facebook page, we’d love to see them
He was in for the first time on Friday having his vaccinations and was so chilled out about the experience he fell asleep on the consult table! Welcome to the Foxcotte Family little one
Arnie is the newest member of the Bawden Flight Gun & Pet Dogs family and was in to see us today for his first vaccinations
We love our pets every day of the year but we’re excited that today is #LoveYourPetDay
Happy Valentine’s Day! Murphy and Willow, it must be love...
Don't forget to take advantage of our Dental Month offer! Free dental check ups with a Vet and 10% off dentistry procedures and products including toothpaste and brushes. Call us on 01264 358808 to book your free check up...
Share photos on our Facebook of your pets having fun in the snow! We’d love to see them
Please be advised that all our branches will be shutting early today: Charlton- 18:00 Ludgershall- 16:30 Whitchurch- 16:30 The emergency vets now will be open and taking calls from when we shut
Michelle has got her hands on another puppy! Meet Yogi, he was in this week for his first vaccinations.
Join the Foxcotte Family on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/foxcotte_vets/
Did anyone catch Vet Chloë and Student Nurse Hannah on Castledown FM Saturday morning? They were on talking about the day in the life behind the scenes at Foxcotte and general pet advice. We’ll let you know when the team will be on the air again so you can tune in...
Young Patterdale dog found near East Grimstead
...to order your repeat medication. We require 48 hours notice for all repeat medication.
How adorable is little Peri?! He was in yesterday to see nurse Michelle - we’re starting to get a little jealous of how many puppy cuddles Michelle gets
Don’t forget we are holding a charity raffle this Friday 21st December!! It’s all in aid of Wiltshire wildlife rescue. It’s £1 a strip. Get yours before time runs out!!
Has someone at Foxcotte gone above the call of duty for you and your pet? Is there a receptionist or nurse that deserves a thank you?Read Full Story
The team were treated to puppy cuddles today! This gorgeous litter came in for their 1st vaccinations and lots and lots of cuddles! Do you think their owners would notice if one went missing?
Provide your pet with somewhere to hide!
Walk your dog before it gets dark, before the noises start. Always keep them on a lead, so they cannot sun off.
Stay home. Firework noises are scary and unfamiliar, don’t leave your pet alone with them.
If your pet seems unsettled, use their favourite toy or game to distract them.
Have a happy and safe howl-o-ween!
This is Harley, the handsome staffie pup. Our head nurse, Michelle enjoyed a cuddle and a play - she just can't help herself!
She came in for her first puppy jabs and to sign up for the The Pet Health Club, and of course lots of cuddles! Welcome to the Foxcotte family Lexi
We love seeing the BawdenFlight Gun & Pet Dogs crew, how can we resist a puppy cuddle?!
Kai comes in to see us regulary for blood tests and we think he might have sussed out where the treats live! How could we resist such a handsome face?
Before you get into your car in the morning, give your bonnet a little tap. There may be a cat sleeping under there!
A huge thank you to those that popped in and donated to our Macmillan Coffee morning! We raised £121!
Martha and Willow would like to invite you all to our Macmillan Cancer Support ALLDAY Coffee Morning at our Charlton surgery on Friday 28th September.Read Full Story
Don’t forget to check that water is free of algae and other hazards before you let your pet cool off!
We are Celebrating 'National Dog Day' August 26th! Because dogs are family...
The Foxcotte team and their cats wish all their feline friends a pawsome day!!
On behalf of the Foxcotte team we would like to thank Bawden Flight Gun & Pet Dogs for the lovely flowers and yummy chocolates!! It really is appreciated by all the team.
It’s not just the vets and nurses who embark on continuous learning... this weekend Amy, Amy and Abby are in Nottingham for the Cxclubcare Congress! We are always looking at how we can improve our customer care and this event has some inspirational speakers with lots of great tips. We can’t wait to hear about what the girls have learnt!
Could you all please keep your eyes peeled. NOW FOUND
Found during the Clarendon Way Walk today in the Broughton area.
Ozzy has found his way home! Thanks for all your Facebook shares!
A huge congratulations to our vet Sarah who has completed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice!Read Full Story
We have just had a visit from the rather handsome Ziggy at our Ludgershall branch. After his vaccination and microchip, we had a spare few minutes to give him lots of fuss and attention - we think he particularly enjoyed his cuddle from Ger!
We don’t think Reginald will be able to sit on the consult table for much longer! He’s such a handsome pup
Spring is finally springing! Please watch out for the beautiful but toxic flowers. Easter Lilies, Tulips, Foxglove, Hyaciths and Daffodils! If your pets happen to ingest any of these toxic plants - poisonous ornamentals, please give us a call immediately 01264 358808
Found in Penton Mewsey. Has a microchip but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to registered. Please call us 01264 358808
7 month old Delilah was giving us her best puppy dog eyes today! How could you resist those? She was in to see our RVN Michelle for a nail clip and then lots of cuddles from the reception team
Remember - Clocks go forwards tonight!
To celebrate let’s fill our Facebook page with photos of your gorgeous pups!
Ordering repeat medication and food in time for Easter... With Easter coming up here's just a little reminder to order any repeat medication of food you may need in time for the long weekend. Please have all orders in by 4pm Tuesday 27th March - we ask for 48 hrs notice for all repeat prescriptions.
Meet Judy, Tilly and Bobbie from the grant family who all look great in their bandanas!
How handsome is Luffy?! He came in last week for his vaccinations and to sign up to the new Pet Health Club and the WHOLE team couldn't resist cuddles (quite literally!) We think he likes his Pet Health Club bandana!
We are planning to have both Charlton and Ludgershall practices open tomorrow as normal - Charlton 8-12, Ludgershall 9-11. If you need an appointment please call ahead - it is likely to be busier than normal given the reduced hours we've been able to be open over the last 2 days. We would encourage appointments that don't need to be seen tomorrow to please wait until next week for an appointment. If you are unsure if your pet needs to be seen straight away, please call us to discuss. Charlton 01264 358808 Ludgershall 01264 790609
There is still time to take advantage of our special offers as part of dental awareness month - running throughout February. *Free dental check with one of our vets. *10% off dental treatment. *10% off any dental products. Please call one of our practices to get your pet book in.
It is not just dogs and cats that are affected by dental disease. Our rabbits and other small mammals can also have dental problems...Read Full Story
Happy Valentines Day!!!!
This is an X-ray of a 2 week old puppy. Look at how far the bones have to grow before they become a proper, fully-developed bony joint.Read Full Story
Does anyone recognise me?? This lovely rabbit was found in a garden in Abbatt Close, Ludgershall. Please call us on 01264 790609 if you have any information that might help reunite it with it’s owner! Thank you
We are fortunate at Foxcotte to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusiastic staff.