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    A Pet is Not Just for Christmas

    by Jared Smith
    by Lucy Nowell MRCVS, Station House Vets So, with lockdown and home-working many of us have thought it a perfect time to welcome a pet into our families. Being a veterinary surgeon on the look-out for a feline friend to fill a cat-shaped void this summer, the choice was made when an abandoned kitten brought into work moved in later…
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  • Avoiding Christmas Crises for your Pets

    by Jared Smith
    by Anna Tilley RVN SQP, Ryedale Vets Christmas is likely to be different for us all this year, including our pets, but some dangers may still be there for your pets. Here are some safety tips to ensure you can all enjoy a stress free (ish) Christmas!   CHOCOLATE Not a myth, and fortunately much more recognised these days, chocolate…
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  • A Christmas Inheritance Tax Carol

    by Jared Smith
    by Julie Wilson, Chartered Financial Planner, Penlife Associates Pretty much everyone, young and old, has heard of Ebenezer Scrooge. He’s known as selfish and grumpy, but a bit misconstrued if you ask us. The Ghost of Christmas past revisited Scrooge’s deprived childhood where he was so desperate to get out and do well for himself. He only acted the way…
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  • Health Matters offers a wide array of products to improve your health — both physical and mental — this COVID-winter. Juliette Langton-White, Founder of Health Matters, has 30 years’ experience in various alternative health modalities. And according to Juliette, it has “never” been more important to look after your immune system. After a summer cooped up in our own homes…
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  • ...on the road from 2nd December Rehearsals began for York Theatre Royal’s Travelling Pantomime this week for the show which is planned to tour to every neighbourhood - all 21 wards - in York. The Government Department of Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that while entertainment venues must close from Thursday, theatre rehearsals can continue behind closed doors. Chief…
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  • Ryedale Dog Rescue: A dog’s ideal present

    by Jared Smith
    Depending on how organised you are, your Christmas presents will either be wrapped and ready to go under the tree, or just items on a ‘to do’ list for December. Most of the RDR volunteers are organised types, and will have things well in hand. But our woofers aren’t good planners and, like all dogs, leave things to the last…
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  • Avoiding Damp in Your Home

    by Jared Smith
    If damp gets a foothold in your home this winter it can be difficult to eliminate without professional help. With the colder weather you may spot signs of damp, and if left could lead to problems. Condensation is more noticeable during winter and is the most common cause of damp. It’s formed when warm air comes in contact with a…
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  • What Will 2021 Bring?

    by Jared Smith
    I think it’s fair to say 2020 has been a difficult year for most people. Being separated from friends and family is probably the worst thing we’ve all had to endure. However, because of the effect of dentists and hospitals having to withdraw or restrict their services, there is now a real backlog of patients needing to be seen. Reduced…
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  • Yorkshire Arboretum Remains Open

    by Jared Smith
    The Yorkshire Arboretum has confirmed it will remain open until 30 November. The government confirmed yesterday that public gardens can remain open during the English lockdown period, acknowledging the physical and mental benefits everyone gains from being outside in green spaces. Yorkshire Arboretum Director Dr John Grimshaw said: We look forward to seeing you again in the next few weeks.…
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  • Are your pets starting to feel the cold?

    by Jared Smith
    Our vet, Will Sennitt, talks about how our elderly pets may be affected by the colder weather. *** by Will Sennit, Ryedale Vets The nights are starting to draw in and t-shirt weather is most definitely behind us. While there is a certain pleasure in curling up on the sofa with a warm furry friend to cuddle in winter, when the…
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