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News, information and advice from Dave Cumber Vets

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope your pets stay happy and healthy over the festive season, but if you need our help please find our revised opening hours below. If your pet requires urgent...

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Reducing Stress for Pets at Christmas

Reducing Stress for Pets at Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with fun, family time and food. It can however be an incredibly stressful experience for our pets, due to a number of factors, which are easy to overlook in the midst of the seasonal festivities. Unfamiliar visitors, moving...

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Choosing Safe Dog and Cat Toys at Christmas

Choosing Safe Dog and Cat Toys at Christmas

We’re all guilty of spoiling our pets at Christmas, especially with toys. Toys are essential for your pet’s well-being and can help reduce boredom, strengthen bonds and stimulate the mind. Before you treat your dog or cat to some new toys to go under the tree this...

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12 Christmas Pet Hazards

12 Christmas Pet Hazards

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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Top Tips for Looking After a Senior Cat

Top Tips for Looking After a Senior Cat

Cats are generally considered to be senior when they reach the age of 8 or 9, although it is extremely common for them to reach their late teens! As cats get older, they can experience a number of physical changes, which means these typically independent animals, may...

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Top Tips for Looking After a Senior Dog

Top Tips for Looking After a Senior Dog

As dogs get older, they are likely to experience an increased number of health problems. Just like humans, they will slow down and may begin to suffer from sore joints, poor eyesight and hearing loss, amongst other things. Unfortunately, however, dogs cannot tell us...

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WIN a personalised pet portrait

WIN a personalised pet portrait

Following the success of last years competition we are giving you the chance to win a personalised framed pet portrait worth over £100, hand drawn by talented local artist Chloe Leach Illustration. Alternatively you can submit your photo via email...

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Reducing Stress for Cats Coming to the Vets

Reducing Stress for Cats Coming to the Vets

If your cat becomes stressed or fractious at the vets there is one off medication we can prescribe that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels during transportation to and from the practice and during the consultation. The medication is called Gabapentin...

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Free Vet Oral Health Appointments

Free Vet Oral Health Appointments

Throughout the winter months we are running a dental awareness campaign in our Weymouth and Dorchester surgeries. Good oral hygiene is incredibly important for our pets' health and happiness, but unfortunately it is an area of pet care that is often overlooked. A...

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Confirmed Lungworm Cases in Dorset

Confirmed Lungworm Cases in Dorset

You may have seen or heard in the press recently a lot of news about Lungworm, a potentially fatal but preventative disease of dogs. It’s certainly been a hot topic at the Practice as sadly we've had confirmed cases in the Dorset area. Lungworm has been known in the...

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Flystrike Warning

Flystrike Warning

Flystrike can be fatal for rabbits Fly Strike is a distressing condition which takes place mainly in the summer months or if the weather is wet and warm. In the past couple of weeks we have seen a worrying number of Fly Strike cases at the practice, most commonly in...

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Our Top Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe When Driving

Our Top Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe When Driving

A recent study commissioned by the Dogs Trust found that 44% of owners do not properly restrain their dogs whilst driving. This startling finding suggests that there is a lack of understanding about the importance of ensuring pets are safe and secure in a moving...

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Basic Pet First Aid

Basic Pet First Aid

Sometimes our pets can find themselves in difficult situations, which can result in them getting hurt. Knowing basic first aid can help make your pet more comfortable before you can seek veterinary help. In emergency situations it could potentially save your pet’s...

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Protect Your Pet From Grass Seeds

Protect Your Pet From Grass Seeds

Grass seeds (or grass awns) are a summer menace so protecting your pet from grass seeds is essential. We have been inundated with cases of pets with lodged grass seeds this year, a problem which usually continues from June until late Autumn. These grass seeds are...

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Our Guide to Grooming your Dog this Summer

Our Guide to Grooming your Dog this Summer

With the arrival of the warm weather it’s important to take proactive measures to keep your dog cool. Most owners know the benefits of avoiding hot pavements and providing plenty of fluids and shade, however the topic of summer grooming is less understood. In this...

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Not Everyone Loves a BBQ – Our Pets Could Be in Danger

Not Everyone Loves a BBQ – Our Pets Could Be in Danger

As the weather heats up there is nothing that we like more than to arrange a BBQ with our family and friends. Every year Dave Cumber Vets see many pets, dogs particularly, who have scavenged food from family BBQs. Often this is harmless, but there are potentially...

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