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Introducing a new pet into the household

Posted on September 18, 2020

Getting a new pet is an exciting experience, and naturally, you are keen to get them back home to begin life as part of the family. However, for your new pet this can be a very stressful occasion, therefore it is important to ensure that you have fully prepared for their arrival and take things nice and slow to make their integration into your home a successful one. We have put together some top tips below that we believe will help you through the process.

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Do you ever wonder why your pet needs its annual boosters?

Posted on September 13, 2020

You’re probably aware that when you get a puppy or kitten, you’re going to need to visit the vet for vaccinations, flea and tick prevention and other treatments. However, to maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing, regular trips to the vets are recommended. Annual vaccinations or boosters are important to protect your pet against preventable diseases and discomfort. Here we explore some of the common questions, and myths, around the annual visit for vaccination…

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Preparing your pets for firework season

Posted on September 11, 2020

Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year's Eve and Diwali.

Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can make a significant difference and will help your pet cope throughout the seasonal events – start preparing now!

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Senior pets focus

Posted on September 10, 2020

As we age, we begin to experience certain health conditions that are linked to getting older. The same is true for our pets; the only difference being that they are unable to tell us if they are not feeling well. That’s why it is important to be looking out for any signs and symptoms that could highlight that something isn’t quite right.

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Protect your dog against kennel cough

Posted on September 08, 2020

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. And, with our new oral vaccine, it’s now even easier to protect your dog.

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Basic first aid for vets

Posted on September 04, 2020

Whenever your pet becomes ill or injured, it is always a stressful situation for both you and your companion. That is why we wanted to provide you with some guidance on how you can act, and what you can do to help, when these incidents occur.

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Heat awareness for animals in hutches

Posted on August 29, 2020

Even though the height of summer is over, we have been known to have some very warm days in September! We all enjoy getting out in the sunshine (when it arrives!), however the same is not always true for our pets! It is possible for any animal to overheat in hot weather, however we often forget how tough it can be on our pets that live in hutches, such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

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Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

Posted on August 14, 2020

If you’re planning on taking your pet to an EU Country after 1 January 2021, there’s some important information you need to know.

Before your dog, cat or ferret can travel for the first time after this date, you’ll need to start taking the following steps four months before you’re planning to travel …

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Barbecues and your pets – things to consider  

Posted on August 10, 2020

Picture the scene…you’re in your garden, the sun is shining, maybe you have friends and family round to visit, and the charcoals are just about ready for you to start cooking al fresco. The last thing you want is an emergency vet visit with your beloved pet. 

If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend, here are some of things to consider to keep your pet safe.

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Going to the beach with your dog this summer?

Posted on July 31, 2020

With restrictions on holidays abroad, and ongoing updates to the quarantine list, many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ in the UK this year. If your summer plans involve a trip to one of our beautiful beaches and your dog is lucky enough to be joining you, here are some things to be mindful of.

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Taking your dog out in public

Posted on July 24, 2020

The daily walk forms an important part of our dog’s routine; a chance for them to stretch their legs (and ours!). As it’s something we do every day, we may not always be aware of some of the rules and restrictions in place when we wander through the park or woodland.

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Camping with your dog

Posted on July 10, 2020

Have your holiday plans this summer taken on a different look and feel? Are you swapping sunbeds and sand for…well, a field? Camping and caravanning is the holiday trend for summer 2020. Many campsites are fully prepared to safely cater for families over the coming months and the great news is, many are happy to welcome our dogs too!

If this is the first time you’ve camped with your dog, this checklist might be a useful reminder about what to pack.

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Grass seed dangers to cats and dogs

Posted on July 02, 2020

Grass seeds are a common problem during the spring and summer months. While your pet explores the outdoors, grass seed can easily brush off the tops of long grass stems onto their bodies. The seeds have pointed ends and are exceptionally sharp, so they become trapped in your pet’s fur and due to their shape they can only travel in one direction. This means they can often penetrate skin or move into ears.

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Top 10 hazards to watch out for this summertime to protect your pets

Posted on June 27, 2020

Summer brings longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. To keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards, as well as some top tips to help prevent your pet from endangering themselves throughout the summer months.

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Adopt a pet – save a life

Posted on June 26, 2020

If recent months meant you put your new pet plans on hold, you may now be starting to put the wheels in motion to extend your family and welcome a new member. Many people Google reputable breeders or consider designer dogs based on celebrity social media profiles, however, considering adopting a rescue animal can be hugely rewarding.

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Advice on helping injured wildlife in the summer

Posted on June 25, 2020

As we transition from lockdown, more of us are exploring the outdoors with our pets in the summer weather. With increased time outside, the chances of coming across injured or sick wildlife also multiply. If you encounter a wild animal in need, it can be hard to know what to do. Wild animals can be very unpredictable if approached by humans, especially when they are frightened or injured.

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The importance of microchipping your pet

Posted on June 19, 2020

Keeping our pets safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted.

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Caring for your cat - An owner’s guide

Posted on June 18, 2020

Many of us are spending more time at home than we normally would, and you may be wondering if and how this may affect your feline friends. Below we have put together some useful hints and tips to help you create the perfect home environment, with some child-friendly activities included to keep both your children and cats occupied, all year round, but particularly during the summer months.

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Keeping your dog safe during car travel

Posted on June 12, 2020

It’s hard not to smile when you see a dog with its head out of the window in a travelling car. They look so happy and carefree! But travelling with an unrestrained dog could be a real risk – to them, to you, and to other drivers.

If you’re going to be out and about on the road with your dog this summer, here are some things to consider to keep everyone safe.

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Diabetes Week - 8 to 14 June 2020

Posted on June 05, 2020

During Diabetes Week, we wanted to raise awareness and share some advice about how you can help your pet by understanding what diabetes is, the causes and how to recognise the symptoms.

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Protect your pet from the sun

Posted on May 04, 2020

As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, foot pad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke.

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Puppy Development during COVID-19

Posted on April 20, 2020

Are you wondering how to safely socialise your new puppy during the coronavirus lockdown? We’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents.

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COVID-19 and Pets

Posted on April 09, 2020

COVID-19 is much in the news, and some reports are based on fact, others speculation. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some advice for you as a pet owner – or someone who spends a lot of time around pets – here’s what you should know:

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Crofts Vets COVID-19 FAQs

Posted on April 02, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions.

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Crofts Vets COVID-19 Updates

Posted on March 31, 2020

We are focusing our efforts on the pets in urgent need of our care and are only physically open for urgent and emergency cases.

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Crofts Vets COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

Posted on March 16, 2020

We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your pet, while doing our part to reduce the spread of respiratory illness (in particular, COVID-19 coronavirus), including careful monitoring of the health and wellbeing of our staff.

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Surrey Game & Country Fair

Posted on September 18, 2017

We will be at the Surrey Game and Country Fair at Loseley Park on Sunday 24th September.

Haslemere hogs

Posted on March 20, 2017

Preparations for our "hog" are well underway. Here is a sneak preview of the hog in progress!

The project is using local schools and artists... read more

Out of hours

Posted on February 29, 2016

From 1st March 2016 all of our OUT OF HOURS will be referred to North Downs Veterinary group,Milford Veterinary Hospital in Milford, Surrey.

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