Here is the Wangford Vets’ Survival guide to helping you and your pets enjoy a happy, healthy Christmas.
We want to remind pet owners about simple items they should keep in stock.
For example, anyone who has repeat medication or veterinary prescribed foods for their pet should check they have enough to cover the days when the practice is closed. Not only will we be closed, but all of our suppliers are closed too.
Walter has put together our own Pet First Aid Kit it includes all the essentials that may be needed in an emergency and would also make an excellent Christmas present for anyone who owns a pet.
Christmas Emergencies: We provide 24 hour emergency cover on our own premises with our own vets – call our usual number: 01502 578999 .
Boris will be on call through Christmas Day and Boxing Day with Walter on call over the New Year holidays.
If you are hesitant about calling us you can go to this interactive symptom checker for guidance:
Vet Help Direct
Christmas and New Year opening hours:
|Saturday 23rd December||Open as usual - 8:30am - 12:30pm|
|Sunday 24th Christmas Eve||Closed (24/7 emergency cover only)|
|Monday 25th Christmas Day||Closed (24/7 emergency cover only)|
|Tuesday 26th Boxing Day||Closed (24/7 emergency cover only)|
|Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th||Open as Usual 8.30am – 6.30pm|
|Saturday 30th December||Open as Usual 8.30am – 12.30pm|
|Sunday 31st New Year’s Eve||Closed (24/7 emergency cover only)|
|Monday 1st January 2018||Closed (24/7 emergency cover only)|
|Tuesday 2nd January 2018||Return to usual hours 8.30 am – 6.30pm|
Don’t forget some Christmas foods are toxic – grapes, sultanas and raisins, chocolate, onions and xylitol containing foods such as peanut butter and chewing gum are all problematic.
Pine needles, glass baubles and tiny toys that can be swallowed all pose a risk, so the Christmas tree should really be a pet-free zone. Other dangers include fresh flowers such as lilies and mistletoe – both highly toxic to pets.
Make sure your pets stay safe – have wonderful Christmas and New Year