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News, information and advice from Dave Cumber Vets

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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Assistant Practice Manager Johanna Boxes For Charity

Assistant Practice Manager Johanna Boxes For Charity

Johanna, our Assistant Practice Manager is participating in a charity boxing match in aid of the mental health charity, Mind Dorset. Johanna has worked at Dave Cumber Vets for a number of years and oversee's all aspects of the business, to ensure that our veterinary...

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Dorset Echo Industry Award Finalists

Dorset Echo Industry Award Finalists

Dave Cumber Vets are delighted to be finalists in the Dorset Echo Industry Awards social media engagement category. We take great pride in using our online platforms to educate and engage with our clients and are proud that our hard work has been recognised. We will...

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What to Do If Your Pet Gets a Tick

What to Do If Your Pet Gets a Tick

Ticks are small spider like parasites, which can be found in long grass and heathland across the UK. They have a flat, oval shaped bodies, which are grey or brown in colour and are most active in the spring and autumn months. Ticks feed off the blood of mammals and...

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Dogs in the Community

Dogs in the Community

As part of National Pet Month, we are shining the light on working and companion animals. In particular, we are raising awareness of dogs in the community and the positive impact they can have on people’s health and well-being. What is a community dog? Unlike...

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May Bank Holiday Opening Times 2019

May Bank Holiday Opening Times 2019

Please take some time to look at our opening times for the May bank holiday as both our Weymouth and Dorchester surgeries have reduced operating hours. If your pet is in need of urgent assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have a team of vets and nurses...

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Easter Opening Hours 2019

Easter Opening Hours 2019

We hope that your pets stay happy and healthy over the Easter bank holiday weekend, however if you need our help our revised opening hours are listed below. We will have our own vets and nurses on call 24 hours a day, to ensure we are there to help if your pet is in...

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