Cold Weather Considerations

As the temperatures drop across the country we need to consider how this may affect our pets to avoid certain illnesses. Just like us, your pets can become ill after exposure to cold temperatures. Here are some points I think...
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Adopt Or Shop?

Personally I would rather adopt than shop but this really does depend on your personal circumstances and choices. I love seeing puppies for veterinary health checks and vaccinations, and have seen a lot through the Christmas period. I see fewer...
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New Year, New You, New Dog?

We’ve all done it; made promises at the start if a new year that we don’t keep. Getting a dog is no different and it is a huge commitment. There are many benefits to pet ownership and there have been...
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Should I castrate my cat?

What is involved with a cat castration? Usually your cat will need to go to the vets for a day. Your cat will need to be starved the morning of the operation so that he does not vomit under anaesthetic...
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Should I worry about lungworm?

Lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) is spreading across the UK and there are increasing numbers of cases being reported around the Sandwich, Whitfield and Deal area. The parasite can be a silent killer so it is important to prevent infection and treat...
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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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