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 …

Make sure it’s Merry Christmas for you and your pets

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A leading Essex vet practice is warning pet owners to be aware of household hazards which could result in an emergency trip to surgery for their animals. Kevin Wood, clinical director at Cherrydown Vets, in Basildon, said Christmas can present a number of potential issues for pets as homes are decorated and a range of …

Be prepared to help pets de-stress, urge Cherrydown Vets

Pet lovers are being urged to be well prepared for what veterinary experts have highlighted as a time of year which can be difficult to keep animals calm. Noisy celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year are all identified as occasions which can cause stress for pets. Help is at hand, …

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 …

Christmas and New Year opening times

BASILDON Christmas Eve:  8am to 1pm, 1pm onwards – Emergencies Only Christmas Day:  Closed – Emergencies only Boxing Day:  Closed – Emergencies only Thursday, December 27th:  8am to 8pm Friday, December 28th:  8am to 8pm Saturday, December 29th: 9am to 12.30pm New Year’s Eve: 8am to 5pm New Year’s Day: Closed – Emergencies only   …