Halloween Horrors

As a vet one of the most common poisonings I see at this time of year is xylitol poisoning. Xylitol is a common sweetener used in confectionary and many dogs often try to grab a few treats given any opportunity!...
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Do your pets hate fireworks?

With Bonfire night only two months away, I’d like to talk about firework anxiety and phobia. To be honest, we seem to have fireworks being set off throughout the year but it does get pretty intense around November 5th. There...
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Heat stroke is a killer!

Roughly 1 in 2 dogs with heat stroke will die. This is totally tragic and largely unavoidable so please have a look at my infographic below and contact your vet if you have any concerns. Some dogs are more likely...
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Easter bunnies

I recommend the chocolate ones! I love the springtime with beautiful yellow daffodils, leaping lambs and cute baby rabbits munching the fresh green grass in the fields around Deal and Sandwich. Although pets are amazing and have been shown to...
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My First Q&A Video

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions on Facebook. This is the first time I've done a video response so let me know if you find it interesting. We talked about what people don't know about being a vet, cat...
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Deal and Sandwich vet Claire


Hi, I’m Claire and I am a veterinary surgeon working in East Kent. Having grown up locally I was delighted to be able to move home and settle near Sandwich. I love all animals but I mainly treat dogs, cat and rabbits. My lifelong passion for animal healthcare has led me to start this blog in the hope that I can interest your inner animal lover and share some fascinating stories along the way. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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