We would like to say a massive thank you to Beech Vets for raising £120 for Vets in the Community this weekend at Willington Carnival!
They had a hook-a-duck, a lucky dip, animal treat bags and were giving out goodie bags, all to raise money for a great cause. We are so thankful for your support and the support of all your visitors at your stall on Saturday. It sounds like it was a promising day and the weather definitely held out!
Beech Vets is a wonderful veterinary surgery in Willington in Derby who treat dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, chinchillas, budgies, chickens, ducks and hedgehogs- you name it, they treat it!
If you live in the area and are looking for a fabulous veterinary practice, why not check out their website...http://beechvets.co.uk/home
We are forever grateful for your continuous donations to Vets in the Community. Thank you lovely people!
Phil and his dog, Lucky, will be walking around the UK, from mid July until November, covering over 2000 miles, to raise much needed funds to help pets in need belonging to the homeless community with the StreetVet programme.
StreetVet was born in 2016. Victims of the UK homelessness epidemic often have scant support, except for, in a growing number of cases, the companionship of their pets. Some have had their pets since before losing their homes and the bond between them is profound, such that their pets’ wellbeing is a life-shaping priority. Now StreetVets ever increasing number of volunteers can help, by providing accessible fundamental vet care. The vets and nurses involved in this programme are making a big difference. They have vaccinated and microchipped; treated for fleas and protected against lungworm; prescribed pain relief and helped fight infections; performed surgeries and sometimes just sat and listened.
We all have the same mission, to make sure every pet is happy, healthy and looked after so please take a read and see what you can donate. Every small contribution helps!
Bonfire Night is almost upon us and I think it is important to remember that no matter how beautiful they are, they can also be quite fightening to our four legged friends.
Fireworks can be very scary and cause massive anxiety in dogs! The sounds of bangs are heightened to dogs and so make them even more scary to them than we realise, however often acting like the situation is completel normal and not changing your routine when fireworks are being fired helps.
Here are some tips for Bonfire Night:
1. Try to keep your mannerisms as normal as possible, if you worry your dog worries!
2. Try to take your dog on long walks so that they are super tired
3. Keep your dog away from bonfires and fireworks
4. Set up your dog in a comfortable place to keep them calm if this is not possible:
5. Try and be around different noise so the bangs are drowned out
6. Using pheremones or going somewhere where there are pheremones switched on can often help. Adaptil offer brilliant collars and plug ins that can release pheremones to keep your dogs calm
7. Keep your dog occupied with something different- bone or toy
8. Make sure your dog has a lead on and your chip is working to avoid the worst case scenario and them running away!
Stay safe this weekend!
Last week we had our first ever DOG OF THE WEEK competition! It was brilliant and it was so nice to see so many people get involved!
In the end 265 people posted photos and we had to pick 3 winners. So here are the categories and our lovely winners:
Most likes: Hugo
Funniest photo: Flo
And of course, cutest doggo:
Well done to everyone that took part. We loved looking through all the photos and the competition was tough!
These guys are our first dogs in the HALL OF FAME and I’m sure there will be many more pets up there soon...