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Summer Dangers – Blue-Green Algae

Milton Keynes Veterinary Group
Blue-green algae is a toxin that pet owners should be aware of, if there pet loves to go swimming in the warmer weather.

What are blue-green algae?  Blue-green algae naturally occur in inland waters and blooms can form when their numbers become excessive. It is these ‘blooms’ that give the water a blue-green appearance or a ‘pea soup’ like colour. The behaviour of these algae is erratic and the level of its toxicity can fluctuate; it can appear one day, be dispersed by the wind and, mix and re-accumulate at any time. 

How can blue-green algae affect you and your animals? Blue-green algal blooms can produce toxins hazardous to both people and animals. Not all blue-green blooms produce toxins, but it is not possible to tell which are dangerous without testing, and therefore all blooms should be considered potentially toxic. Dogs that enjoy swimming and playing in lakes and ponds may be exposed to blue-green algae. 

Symptoms of poisoning include: Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Blood in stool or black tarry stool, Pale mucous membranes, Jaundice, Seizures, Disorientation, Coma, Shock Excessive secretions (e.g., salivation, lacrimation, etc.), Neurologic signs (including muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, paralysis, etc.), Blue discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, Difficulty breathing.

Aggressive, immediate treatment is necessary to help treat this quick-acting, potentially fatal poison. If there are any signs of illness in your animal after contact with the water, contact us immediately on 01908 397777.
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Introducing Nanny Bett

Milton Keynes Veterinary Group
Nanny Bett has been working super hard during lockdown making beautiful headbands and face coverings to keep our staff members here at MKVG safe! Nanny Bett has always had a love for cats and has asked that any money collected for the face coverings and headbands be donated to MK Cat Rescue to continue to support a charity very close to our hearts.

We have a very limited number of face coverings and headbands available at Walnut Tree and cash donations should be made to our MK Cat Rescue charity pot on reception. For the time being these are only available for clients visiting the practice for pre-booked appointments.

Thank you so much Nanny Bett for all your hard work. You are fantastic!
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Pet Blood Bank Session – Saturday 1st August

Milton Keynes Veterinary Group
We are holding our next Pet Blood Bank Doggy Donation Session at our Stoke Road surgery on Saturday 1st August.

The Pet Blood Bank are welcoming new donors and would particularly like the breeds listed.

Dogs on this list tend to be Negative blood type and this type is high in demand because it can be given to any dog in an emergency.

Do you have one of these breeds?

https://www.petbloodbankuk.org/…/canine-do…/dog-blood-types/

Please give us a call on 01908 397777 if you think your hound could be a hero

https://www.petbloodbankuk.org/…/canine-don…/donor-criteria/
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A Milton Keynes Vet Group Update – Behind Closed Doors

Milton Keynes Veterinary Group
We have been working extremely hard to get our surgeries ready for when we can invite our clients back into the building!

Our reception desk now has protective screens and we will have separate waiting bays for our clients to wait in.

We have clear 2 meter markings on the floor to help people distance themselves from one another.

Our amazing team have been cleaning the practice inside and out thoroughly to keep us and you safe.

For now we ask that you continue to let us know when you are outside and use our online services as much as possible.

We thank you for your continual co-operation and support and we look forward to inviting you back in to our surgeries as soon as we can.

Stay safe everybody
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