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News, information and advice from Dave Cumber Vets

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

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

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

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

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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5 Benefits of Owning a Pet

Most pet owners will agree that animals bring an enormous amount of joy to our lives. They make us smile, laugh and provide an endless source of comfort and companionship. UK charity, National Pet Month recognises the important role pets play and are making strides to...

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7 Household Items that are Harmful to Cats

Cats are inquisitive animals that love to explore. Unfortunately, this means that great care needs to be taken to ‘cat proof’ your home, to ensure they cannot come into contact with anything that may cause problems to their health. There are a number of seemingly...

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What is a Veterinary Nurse?

At Dave Cumber Vets we have an excellent team of Veterinary Nurses, who work hard to ensure that all pets are provided with the highest level of care. Through our own experience we know that taking your animals to the vets can be a very scary experience for both you...

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Marching ahead to the second BIG Weymouth Walkies

We are proud to be sponsoring the “Wessex FM Big Weymouth Walkies” dog walking event for the second time on Sunday 14th April 2019, which is the last Sunday that dogs are officially allowed on the whole stretch of Weymouth Beach. Dogs are not allowed on the beach area...

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Top tips for helping hedgehogs this spring

Hedgehogs traditionally emerge from hibernation in late March or April and breed in the spring and summer. Over the last couple of years however, unseasonably mild temperatures have tricked hedgehogs into waking up early. This can be dangerous as there is little food...

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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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