Pound Corner • Wangford • NR34 8RS
… your award winning, independent small animal practice
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    Barbecue season risk to pets

    12/07/2017 16:29 by Jill Asquith
    Summertime parties and in particular barbecues can be hazardous for your pets.

    The last thing we want to do is be a kill joy but there are a number of summer barbecue hazards that can be easily prevented, and it’s better to be safe than sorry, so we’ve compiled some tips to keep your pets safe, so we can all enjoy this great British summertime tradition.
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    Another great way to help keep your dog cool this summer

    20/06/2017 15:09 by Jill Asquith
    A frozen filling will provide a cool and even longer-lasting treat that is great especially if your dog needs to be crated when left. It’s also excellent as a cooling and teething treat for puppies.
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    Know how to help your dog if he shows signs of heatstroke

    19/06/2017 13:17 by Jill Asquith
    Is your dog suffering from the heat? Make sure you know the signs of heatstroke and what to do.

    Act quickly - heatstroke can be fatal
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    3 WAYS TO REDUCE THE CHANCES OF LOSING YOUR CAT

    16/09/2016 12:20 by Jill Asquith
    Anyone who has ever had a missing cat knows how worrying it is, not knowing what has happened.

    Most indoor-only cats tend not to travel far. While an adventurous indoor/outdoor cat is more likely to roam, a scared cat may not trust their inner compass, get confused and get lost. Once a cat has wandered out of their comfort zone anything can happen to scare them further: Barking dogs, wildlife, loud traffic noise, teasing school kids, the list is endless.
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    Help your child cope with the loss of a much-loved family pet

    12/09/2016 12:29 by Jill Asquith
    Losing a pet can be a traumatic experience for any child, Many children love their pets very deeply and some may not even remember a time in their life when the pet wasn’t around.
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    Reducing the stress of bringing your cat to vets

    19/08/2016 12:46 by Jill Asquith
    Most owners agree that their cats dislike visiting the vets.

    Anyone who has had the "pleasure" of taking a cat for a vet visit knows that it's no picnic. It usually begins with a wrestling match to get the cat into a carrier. If you manage to survive with only a few scratches, consider yourself lucky
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    Itchy pet?

    15/08/2016 12:18 by Jill Asquith
    The harvest mite is a small orange colored mite that can cause skin irritation of dogs, cats and other animals.

    Harvest mites are mostly a problem in the late summer months. They hatch out from their eggs in grass and other low vegetation and then crawl onto the host animal – your dog or cat!
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    Nearly half of dogs in the UK are overweight

    05/08/2016 15:18 by Jill Asquith
    It’s estimated by veterinary professionals that feeding a dog a balanced diet and keeping his weight down could extend its life by at least two years and dramatically improve their quality of life.
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    Finding a Dog Friendly Beach in Suffolk

    29/07/2016 14:34 by Jill Asquith
    Suffolk has 8 beaches listed where dogs are allowed and a further 5 where dogs are restricted in Suffolk.

    There are 1 beaches in Suffolk on which a dog ban is in operation.
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    ENJOY THE BEACH WITH YOUR DOG

    20/07/2016 11:59 by Jill Asquith
    Oh the joy of romping on a sandy beach! Splashing in the surf! Wind blowing in your hair, the smell of seaweed and wet sand and the cry of gulls! You and your best friend together regardless of weather.
    Sounds lovely doesn’t it? And it can be. Most dogs love the beach so make sure you are aware of any potential beach hazards.

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    Travel sickness misery for dogs

    21/06/2016 12:45 by Jill Asquith
    Travel sickness can take the fun out of travelling with your pet and can turn a day trip into a stressful and messy experience

    If you have a long journey coming up and are dreading the effect it will have on your dog, come and talk to Walter, Boris or Vicki as there are prescription medications available as well as a wide range of herbal remedies
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    Some tips to help make the trip to the vets easier for your pet

    25/11/2015 12:28 by Jill Asquith
    Trips to the vets can be overwhelming for our pets. With lots of unusual smells and uncomfortable prodding the experience can be rather stressful.

    We have some handy tips to help make the trip to the vets less scary for your pet
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    How to keep your pets safe in winter

    20/11/2015 12:14 by Jill Asquith
    In spite of the recent mild conditions, winter is most definitely on its way, so to help ensure your cats, dogs and other pets are kept safe and healthy, we’ve put together this quick checklist to help you prepare…

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    Begging for scraps

    11/11/2015 16:24 by Jill Asquith
    When those puppy dog eyes get the better of you and before you know it you’re sharing food with your furry friend.
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    Fireworks Fear

    28/10/2015 10:39 by Jill Asquith
    Do you know how to spot signs of stress in your dog or cat?
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    Four simple steps to brushing your dog’s teeth

    18/09/2015 11:15 by Jill Asquith
    It is estimated that 85% of dogs (over five years of age) suffer from gum disease – don’t let your dog become one of them. Follow these four simple steps in our guide to brushing your dog's teeth.
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    Reducing the fear of visiting the Veterinary Practice

    16/09/2015 10:00 by Jill Asquith
    We understand that your pet may be anxious about coming to the vet; we try to help reduce the stress by creating a friendly atmosphere with plenty of treats on hand to reduce their anxieties. We encourage our clients with dogs to come in whenever they are passing just for a fuss and a biscuit.
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    04/09/2015 12:35 by Jill Asquith
    We are continually surprised by the things dogs will eat. Sadly many dogs will suffer pain, permanent damage to body organs, and, in some cases, fatally from swallowing the wrong thing.

    We thought we would put together a list to help you identify the major hazards in your household.
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    Pet Insurance - Do I need it?

    27/08/2015 12:00 by Jill Asquith
    Pets bring us a lot of enjoyment, but there are also times when they can make us worry, especially when they get ill. Veterinary care is improving all the time, with more treatments available than in the past, but these treatments can be expensive and when your pet is ill the last thing you want to think about is money.

    Pet insurance can bring real peace of mind, taking the worry out of this stressful situation. Even so, you should be careful to choose the right company and the right policy for your pet, as there can be a wide difference between them, and this is one occasion when you must read the small print.