First Aid For Cats

If you are experiencing an animal emergency then please stop here and call your vets for direct and immediate advice! This article is designed to help you prepare for an emergency. First aid is not a substitute for veterinary treatment...
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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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Raggs From Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary

I frequently see cats from Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary for routine health checks, blood tests, microchipping and neutering. Clare and David work tirelessly to help cats in the Deal, Sandwich and Dover area. In November I saw Raggs, a lovely female,...
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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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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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