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A new lease of life for Ab Fab Patsy the Chihuahua

Rosena Pochin, one of our wonderful Receptionists here at Cheshire Pet, has adopted an abandoned Chihuahua, which has been nursed back to health by our fantastic team. The Chihuahua, now called Patsy, was brought to the clinic by the RSPCA and was in a very bad way; she weighed roughly half her body weight at around 2.5kg, suffering from malnutrition and riddled with fleas. We delivered a full health check, a bath, flea treatment and placed her on a drip, whilst also taking turns to care for her overnight. Rosena explained, “I was working when Patsy was brought in to the clinic and it was love at first sight. She was in such a bad condition, it was heart-breaking to … Read More

The dangers of human medications for pets

Edward Davies our Veterinary Surgeon is warning people about the dangers of human medications and household hazards for our family pets. Edward is aware of the recent news stories and has recently witnessed the tragic death of a lovely dog in the clinic following accidental ingestion of Ibuprofen. Edward comments, “A number of cases have come to our attention and we would really like to warn people of the dangers of household medications. It’s easy to leave packets of headache pills or other tablets around our homes, but just as we would keep medication out of sight and reach of children, we must do the same for our pets.” He continued, “If you suspect that your pet might have eaten … Read More

How To Give A Cat A Pill

Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger Hold mouth shut for a count of … Read More

Carrier bag charge to help charity

Cheshire Pet, Holmes Chapel has come up with a great way to put the new 5p carrier bag charge to good use by donating the money to charity. Carrier bag charging begins in England on 5th October 2015 to encourage high street shoppers to be more environmentally friendly and reuse carrier bags when they go shopping. The charge is really only compulsory for large stores and supermarkets and although Cheshire Pet do not need to charge, they saw this as an opportunity to raise much needed funds for charity. They already take part in a number of fundraising activities and have recently been supporting local animal charities such as the Moorlands Dog Trust and the Grey Hound Trust. They also … Read More

Tough Mudder Vets Survive the Course

Veterinary surgeon, Liz Bowett from CheshirePet, Holmes Chapel described completing the ‘Tough Mudder’ course as “one of the most exhilarating, daring and painful” challenges she has ever undertaken.  ‘Tough Mudder’ is a fearsome, army style assault course, combining a half marathon run with unimaginable obstacles and a great deal of mud. Hundreds of thrill-seeking fitness enthusiasts took part in the event at Cholmondeley Castle on 12th September. Liz, who lives locally in Nantwich, completed the course with Veterinary Nurse and friend Debbie Richardson, raising a total of £665 for their chosen charities, The Brain Trust and CALM. As a Veterinary Surgeon her day job caring for all manner of animals couldn’t have been more different to what she faced on … Read More

Urban Myths

All of the following are urban myths and are NOT TRUE! Dogs & Cats should always have wet noses All ginger cats are male Putting butter on your cats paws to stop them running away after moving house Tortoises can survive on salad & veg Cats should be put out at night All hamsters are aggressive Snakes are slimy Cats have 9 lives Cats always land on their feet There is a ‘flea’ season Fish can’t ‘feel’ Fish have a 3 second memory Scooting along the floor means your pet has worms Its right to always let your bitch have their first season Neutering a male dog changes their personality Spaying any animal means it will put on weight

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