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News, information and advice from Dave Cumber Vets

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 page.

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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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top 10 tips for keeping fit with your pet in 2018

How many of us have started the new year with a gym membership, new exercise bike or personal training sessions?  Of course, these can help keep us fit, but you may have your very own Mr Motivator living with you 24 hours a day at no extra cost.  Exercising with dogs...

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Rabbit disease VHD2 confirmed in Weymouth

We have had 4 rabbits in Weymouth die of Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (VHD 2) this November.  The usual combined vaccine against myxomatosis and VHD1 will NOT protect your rabbit against VHD2.    VHD2 is a highly infectious and often fatal disease of rabbits.  Both...

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NEW drug for dogs with noise phobia

How did your pet cope with firework night? Fireworks are not restricted to bonfire night. These days they are often used for weddings, parties, Christmas and New Year. And it’s not just fireworks. Other noises such as DIY, building work, loud music and thunderstorms...

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Take a Virtual Tour of Dave Cumber Vets in Weymouth

You can now take a tour of Dave Cumber Vets in Weymouth without having to step inside the building. Thanks to new Google virtual tour photography, customers can easily navigate their way around the large purpose built facility located on Link Park in Chickerell....

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help your pet cope with fireworks

Pets and Fireworks Have you REMEMBERED and are you PREPARED? via GIPHY   Firework Night is nearly here and the celebrations will probably carry on for several days with all the problems that can cause for some pets. As we say each year, early preparation is the...

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Fantastic opportunity for 2 vets to join the 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 an experienced and a less experienced vet to join our team. For more details please view our staff vacancies page.

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dave cumber vets – autumn 2017

It must be autumn because Gru has gone into blackberry picking mode.  She is brilliant at selecting the ripest and juiciest and we often have to fight her for them.  Margot on the other hand is completely hopeless and ends up with a mouthful of prickles! Blackberries...

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watch out for fungi

The damp weather we've been having has brought out many fungi in gardens and the surrounding countryside. We've certainly noticed plenty as we walk our dogs Gru and Margot in the woods. Each year we get a couple of cases of dogs who are poisoned by eating fungi. Sadly...

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Hundreds Flock To Dave Cumber Vets Open Day

Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Dave Cumber Vets “Behind the Scenes” Open Day at the Weymouth surgery located at Link Park, Chickerell Link Road, Weymouth on Sunday 13th August. The event showed off why the new facility is one of the best vets in Dorset. The team...

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