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News, information and advice from Dave Cumber Vets

Luna is the cat’s whiskers

As a special Christmas treat Dave Cumber Vets offered the chance of winning a personalised framed pet portrait to our customers, the winning portrait would be hand drawn by talented local artist Chloe Leach. The winner was chosen by Dave Cumber on Christmas Eve and...

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Watching your dogs weight

For our pets, having an extra treat can be a year round problem and can soon cause them to pile on the pounds and become overweight. Pets can be treated as surrogate children and therefore become over-pampered. It is in our nature to nurture the animals we have an...

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Fat 2 Fit – Keeping fit with your dog

How many of us start the new year with a fresh gym membership, new exercise bike or personal training sessions? These can help keep us fit, but sometimes we lack motivation and this is where your beloved pet could help. Exercising with dogs is one of the best ways of...

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

We very much hope that your pets stay well over the festive period, but if you do need us our opening hours over the holiday are listed below. We have our own vets and nurses on call, 24 hours a day, right over the holiday, so we are only a phone call away if your pet...

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12 days of Christmas dangers

Christmas is a very busy time for everyone; we have some helpful tips to ensure that you and your pets have a fun, safe and healthy holiday season. Here's a run down of 12 common Christmas pet hazards that we feel belong on Santa’s “naughty” list. 1st Day of Christmas...

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WIN a personalised pet portrait

As a special Christmas treat we are giving you the chance to win a personalised framed pet portrait worth £100, hand drawn by talented local artist Chloe Leach Illustration. To be in with a chance of winning this perfect present, which will last forever, simply share...

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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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