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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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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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Wonderful Woody

Woody is a super handsome, albeit quite slobbery, Newfoundland. He is an amazing 13 years and 2 months old! Woody has certainly seen it all in his life and his owner has very kindly agreed for me to write about...
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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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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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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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