Protect your pet from the sun

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As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, footpad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke. While heat stress is more common during …

Puppy Development during COVID-19

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Are you wondering how to safely socialise your new puppy during the coronavirus lockdown? We’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents. As we all do our best to stay safe and comply with the government’s lockdown restrictions, puppies are likely to have their primary vaccination course later than usual. This delay …

Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions – which provide further information about the precautions all veterinary practices are taking to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Q: Are all existing appointments cancelled? A: Following advice from the UK government, Royal College of Veterinary …

Don’t think of the present when thinking about pets

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A leading Essex vets practice is urging people to think carefully before giving someone a pet as a Christmas present. Cherrydown Vets’ clinical director, Laura Axten, said buying a pet as a gift could end in heart-breaking consequences. She said: “Pets are not a commodity, they are beings with feelings, and people who take them …