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Cat FAQ’s answered here….

Why do cats knead their owners with their claws? When kittens are first born they are totally dependent on their mother for their nutrition. When they suck at their mothers’ teats they tread with alternate front paws at her body to stimulate the flow of milk. If your...

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Breed spotlight – Siamese cats

Who doesn’t remember the song “We are Siamese if you please, We are Siamese if you don’t please” the classic from Lady & the Tramp. I’m sure a lot of you are currently familiar with the likes of Disney+ during this COVID-19 pandemic. But it is a song that always...

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Staying safe in the countryside

We are very lucky in Suffolk we are surrounded by beautiful fields, endless foot paths and access to amazing beaches. However as dog owners it is important to know where we can walk and when it is appropriate to let your dog off a lead. Firstly we always advise that...

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Salem, my ‘laugh-out-loud’ cat!

As a cat owner, I thought I would share some of the funny antics my cat gets up to. Maybe you can relate to them with your own cat?! Salem appeared into my life a little over 3 years ago, as a stray brought into our Newmarket practice. He was approximately 6-months...

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How far is too far….

During this odd pandemic period we have seen an increase in the number of puppies that have been rehomed. Whether this has been a natural increase with the better weather or because we have found ourselves thinking about getting a puppy and with the enforced period we...

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Small furries as pets….

Guinea pigs …… they are endearing small furries and can be a delight to have as pets. Firstly they are awake during the day, which can make them child friendly. The memories as a child of waiting for your pet hamster to wake up before you have to go to bed, or the...

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Our first aid courses…

Our first aid courses…. This year Covid-19, the unprecedented viral pandemic sweeping the globe, meant that so many of our best laid out plans for 2020 have had to be squashed. As long as we all do our bit to stay as safe as we can, there will always be time after the...

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Deafness in dogs

Deafness can occur for many reasons in dogs from being inherited, old age, ear infections, toxins and tumours within the ear canal. Often clients report their old dogs have become hard of hearing on walks and they ask us to test their hearing. This can be a difficult...

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The Pet Blood Bank UK

Just like humans, dogs and cats may require a blood transfusion in serious illness or trauma. Examples of when our pets may need blood are: Serious collision trauma causing blood lossBlood loss during surgeryCancerClotting and bleeding disordersIngestion of toxins...

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Allergy Awareness

As many hay fever sufferers are well aware the pollen and allergy season is hotting up! We need to take a minute to remember our pets……….we have been seeing an increase in the number of patients which are becoming more itchy (pruritic) despite having up to date flea...

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How to avoid dog bites

For some of us dog owners walking your dog can become a stressful event. As vets we often see dog bites on our canine patients from other dogs whether that has occurred whilst walking in the park, during play time and an innocent nip to the side or even within their...

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Heart disease…..A silent threat?

Heart disease in women is the number one killer. Although our pets don’t suffer from heart disease in the same way, for example they don’t get coronary artery disease and very rarely do animals suffer from heart attacks. We still see a large percentage of our patients...

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Hedgehog release time!!

Wildlife rescue centres nationwide, including the general public who work with them, are looking at this surprisingly nice weather we have been experiencing as a good sign indicating it is time to release the hedgehogs who have been over-wintering with us. These hogs...

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Springtime thoughts….

As you head into the garden to plant some bulbs or improve your lawn or flowerbeds by treating the weeds, it is important we remind you that some plants and fertilizers can be toxic to your pet this springtime. Spring flowers with bulbs e.g. tulips, daffodils,...

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So….. you’re thinking of getting a puppy?

During this strange lockdown situation, we find ourselves in, as we are spending more time at home, for many this feels like a good time to get a new pet. This is a very exciting prospect. Such a decision is a long-term commitment so be sure to spend time considering...

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May is Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

The month of May marks Veterinary nursing awareness month, a chance to celebrate the role of the ‘Registered Veterinary Nurse’ (RVN). What does a vet nurse do, you may wonder? Do they cuddle puppies and kittens all day (we wish!)? What does their role entail? RVN’s...

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