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PET TALK

With The York­shire Vet Peter Wright

- Food · Healthy Living · Good News · Pets · Hobbies · Thirsk

Vet Peter Wright works at Skel­dale Vet­eri­nary Cen­tre, the orig­i­nal James Her­riot prac­tice in Thirsk, North York­shire, and he’s also star of TV’s The York­shire Vet which is on Tues­days at 8pm on Chan­nel 5.

QLast night I saw a hedge­hog scur­ry­ing about in my gar­den. Shouldn’t they be hi­ber­nat­ing by now? A

Hi­ber­na­tion time varies – de­pend­ing on cli­mate. Gen­er­ally, they are now for­ag­ing for food to put on enough re­serves to hi­ber­nate

some time in

De­cem­ber. They eat in­sects and slugs but it does no harm to put out meaty cat food and a hand­ful of all-in-one dry cat food. Along­side, put a shal­low, non-tip bowl of fresh wa­ter. Never put out bread and milk, which cause stom­ach up­sets.

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