Don’t think of the present when thinking about pets

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A leading Essex vets practice is urging people to think carefully before giving someone a pet as a Christmas present. Cherrydown Vets’ clinical director, Laura Axten, said buying a pet as a gift could end in heart-breaking consequences. She said: “Pets are not a commodity, they are beings with feelings, and people who take them …

Olivia, Milli and Elsa taste success at their first Crufts

Our very own client care manager Olivia Noble and her two pet greyhounds have had a real taste of success at their first Crufts competition. Special Release, also known as Elsa, placed third in the Greyhound Special Racing/Lure Coursing category and Special Milli, also known as Milli, scooped a highly commended award, coming in fifth …

Be aware of ‘trojan’ dogs

The danger of ‘trojan’ dogs from abroad bringing disease, infection and even rabies into the UK has been highlighted by Kevin Wood, our clinical director. Kevin wants to raise awareness of the increase of stray dogs being rehomed in this country after being rescued from pet sanctuaries on the continent. He said the illicit importing …

Protect pets as temperatures set to soar

With temperatures remaining high and forecasters predicting a sizzling summer across the UK, we are urging pet owners to keep their animals safe. Kevin Wood, clinical director at Cherrydown, is urging people not to leave their pets in cars or conservatories during the hot weather. Kevin said: “Temperatures inside a car can reach 120 degrees within minutes …