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** PLEASE NOTE LAST DAY FOR PRESCRIPTION ORDERS IS DECEMBER 20TH TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS - MANY THANKS **

MEET THE TWO NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM

STEPH - Steph began nursing in 1999 and has worked in several practices across Essex, Suffolk and Surrey.
Steph has a special interest in rabbit care, husbandry and behaviour and has put her knowledge to good use at both work and home taking care of her own 2 rabbits Walnut and Hazel. She also has 2 cats called Smudge and Minkie. Steph is currently also working towards a diploma in Feline Care, Welfare and Behaviour.

In Steph's spare time she enjoys baking and sugar craft. She has also taken up running and has completed her first 5k charity run.

ASHLEIGH - Ashleigh has 2 young children, Beau and Blossom, a black lab called Bruce and a Jack Russell cross called Mash plus 2 guinea pigs called Ghost and Peppa. Ashleigh has a diploma in human biology and was a swimming teaching assistant and now works at the front of shop on reception welcoming the Forge and Aldham clients.

CHRISTMAS DANGERS - Christmas will soon be upon us and while it is a time for family, fun and food, it can be a time of danger for our little furry friends

Things to be aware of -

1) CHOCOLATE - chocolate contains theobromine which is toxic to dogs. Ingestion of it can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures, kidney failure and if left unattended, even death.
2) CHRISTMAS PUDS/MINCE PIES - these contain grapes or dried fruit which causes kidney failure
3) ONIONS/GARLIC/LEEKS/CHIVES - these all belong to the Allium family of plants and cooked or uncooked are toxic
4) ALCOHOL - while we may like to drink and be merry, alcohol can be fatal for dogs and cats - it can cause low blood sugar, low body temperature, coma, tremors etc.
5) MACADAMIA NUTS - can cause raised body temp and lameness in back legs
6) XYLITOL - this is an artificial sweetener used more and more in sweets, chewing gum , peanut butter etc. which causes liver damage, low blood sugar
7) POINSETTIA/HOLLY BERRIES/MISTLETOE - if the leaves are licked or ingested it can cause mouth irritation/vomiting/upset stomach
8) SILICA GEL - many presents come with silica gel pouches for freshness these are low toxicity but can cause vomiting/diarrhoea
9) WRAPPING/DECORATIONS - these are sparkly and rustling and to cats and dogs they are the best thing to play with but keep a close eye that they don't swallow anything as this can cause vomiting/diarrhoea or even blockages.

SO TO ALL OUR LOVELY CLIENTS AND OUR FURRY FRIENDS WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND STAY SAFE

Opening Times ::
Monday - Friday ::
8:30AM - 6:30PM
Sunday ::
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Saturday ::
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Saturday appointments are at The Forge in Halstead - please call 01787 472666
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Aldham
Colchester
Essex
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