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News, information and advice from Dave Cumber Vets

Fish hook injuries in dogs

Over the past few weeks Dave Cumber Vets have treated dogs that have swallowed fish hooks whole, or who have fish hooks imbedded in their skin. Dogs love to sniff and soon they will find snacks which are bait or possibly a fish attached to a hook. The hook can easily...

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Fungi can be no FUN for dogs

As the season changes and the wetter weather arrives, you may notice an increase in the number of fungi, mushrooms and toadstools growing in your garden or on your favourite walk. Whilst mushrooms grow all year round, there tends to be an increase in the autumn due to...

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Oral health for pets – award winning smiles

Our pets are like our children, they need us to look after their teeth for them. By far the best way to achieve good oral health in your pet is to brush their teeth daily. Did you know? Dogs & most cats will continue to eat despite severe dental pain 4 out of 5...

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Important changes to dog breeding legislation

From 1st October 2018 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act will ensure higher standards of care are adhered to when breeding dogs. The government-introduced dog breeding legislation has been put in place in a bid to eradicate trafficking and puppy farming as well as...

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Help your pet cope with firework night

Top tips to help your pet cope with firework night Remember, remember the 5th of November… Unfortunately many pet owners remember this date because of the upset and distress it causes their pets. Fortunately there are some things you can do to help your pet cope with...

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Summer dangers for dog owners

Blue-green Algae Over the past few weeks we have enjoyed some amazing summer weather; however this has not come without its problems for dogs and their owners. One of the summer dangers has been the emergence of Blue-green algae in our rivers and waterways. These...

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Preparing to bring your new cat or kitten home

Welcoming a new cat or kitten into the family can be an incredibly exciting experience. Any animal lover will attest to the fact that pets greatly enrich our lives and quickly become a much-loved and irreplaceable member of the family. With this in mind, in...

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Top tips for keeping your dog cool this summer

Whilst the recent hot and sunny weather has been a welcome break from the treacherous weather we had over winter, it’s important to remember that this can be a difficult time for our four legged friends. With this in mind, we’ve devised a list of our top tips to give...

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Rabbit Awareness – What is Flystrike?

Flystrike can be fatal for rabbits Flystrike is a distressing condition which takes place mainly in the summer months. Flies lay eggs on the rabbit’s skin (usually around their bottom) the eggs then hatch into maggots. The maggots eat and can often burrow into the...

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Pets on Holiday – Home and Away

Holidays usually mean there are a hundred and one things to think about, but how to care for your pets on holiday should be one of the first. Planning in advance is very important. Reliable neighbours or friends may be prepared to help with cats, rabbits and goldfish...

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Award Nomination for Best Community Engagement Business

We are delighted to have been nominated for the 2018 Dorset Echo Industry Awards. We have been short listed for the best community engagement business award specifically for our involvement with the Wessex FM Big Weymouth Walkies event which took place on Sunday...

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fantastic opportunity for vet to join our team

Imagine working in beautiful Dorset with the nicest people, the best facilities and a quality of life second to none.  We have an opportunity for a vet with some experience to join our team. For more details please view our staff vacancies...

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dave cumber vets – spring 2018

Finally, after all the awful weather it looks as if Spring has sprung!  We seem to have spent weeks wading through knee-deep mud every time we take the dogs out, never mind the snow! Getting out and walking with your dog in the beautiful Dorset countryside is a great...

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Adder Bites and Alabama Rot: Protecting Your Dog

Dangers to Look out for When Walking with Dogs in Dorset Dave Cumber Vets have treated their first adder bite case of the year. Last year the Dave Cumber Vets had to pull out all of the stops when they were asked to treat 5 dogs which had been bitten by adders around...

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