International day of happiness – how pets contribute to our Mental Wellbeing

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The ongoing uncertainty surrounding the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will no doubt cause disruption to our usual routine and reduce the amount of social contact we have – preventing us from doing some of the things we enjoy which helps protect and maintain our mental wellbeing. With today, March 20, being International Day of Happiness, …

Cherrydown Vets COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

At Cherrydown Vets, the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, our staff and our community is our number-one priority. We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your pet, while doing our part to reduce the spread of respiratory illness (in particular, COVID-19 coronavirus), including careful monitoring of the health and wellbeing of our …

Find your ideal furry companion

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Use this ‘Pawfect Match tool’ Finding your forever furry friend is a big milestone. But, despite being a nation of animal lovers, research from Sainsbury’s Bank has found more than a fifth (22%) of British pet owners have regretted choosing their pet’s breed. On top of this, over half (51%) of people said they did …

Changes at our practices

From Monday 3rd February 2020, we will be offering a booking system for afternoon and evening appointments at our branches. We have extended our evening surgeries from 5:00 – 6:30pm, also the walk in clinic at Stanford is now open from 9am. Please note if your pet falls ill unexpectedly, you can rely on our …

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, …