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Christmas dangers Written by Administrator on November 30th, 2014 Posted in Dog News, Pet News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Christmas is an exciting time of the year, and one when most people slightly over-indulge!

There are many foods that are more-readily available over Christmas, which are poisonous to dogs; some to the extent that they can prove fatal. Others may cause serious conditions such as pancreatitis.

Foods which must never be fed to dogs include; raisins, grapes, cheese, onions, garlic and chocolate. These are normally around the home by way of mince pies, Christmas cake, stuffing, masses of chocolates including those placed on the Christmas tree.

If you think your dog has eaten any of these or something you are unsure is safe, please telephone the practice straight away. If your dog needs to be made to vomit, this needs to be done as soon as possible before the foodstuff is ingested (within 3-4 hours). It is helpful if you have to hand the product details and how much and when it was ingested.

Dogs will be dogs! On November 14th, 2014 by Administrator, posted in Dog News, Pet News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Some dogs and specifically puppies of some breeds, notably Labradors, seem attracted to eating inedible objects. Almost on a weekly, and sometimes more often, basis, we have to surgically operate to remove ‘objects’ that dogs have swallowed and are unable to pass. Objects often include; socks, peach stones, stones, corn on the cob, small children’s toys [...]

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Prepare for Fireworks On October 25th, 2014 by Administrator, posted in Cat news, Dog News, Pet News, Rabbit News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Very soon fireworks will be going off left, right and centre. Many animals are scared of fireworks but there is lots you can do to try and help them through this tough time. Rabbits and guinea pigs should be bought into sheds, unused garages or conservatoires and kept a close eye on. Loud bangs can [...]

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