Blog – November
This month is about fireworks.....yes bonfire night is upon us again and if you have a dog like mine who is absolutely terrified, then like me you probably dread bonfire night!!!
Always keep your pets indoors when there are fireworks going on, day and night. At nightfall close windows and curtains and put on music to help mask and muffle the sound of them. Make sure your cat or dog is always kept in a safe and secure environment and have no way of escaping if there is a sudden noise.
Never fuss or punish your pets when they are scared; this will only make things worse in the long run.
Provide your pet with a safe place to hide: under a bed, table, in a basket or crate, create a 'den' by draping blankets, sheets or a table cloth over it and always allow them easy access to their safe place and just leave them be.
If your pet shows signs of fear, as hard as it is, ignore their behaviour and leave them alone, unless they can potentially harm themselves.
Walk them in daylight and if possible go for a long walk or involve lots of play to help tire them out.
We have various products available at both practices to help calm your pet. Please do not hesitate to contact us or call in for advice as not all fireworks are on bonfire night - we have New Year to go yet!!
Please welcome Sally and Kristina our new receptionists. Sally will be based at our London Road branch and Kristina at Widcombe, keen and eager to please......
At the end of November our latest recruit will be joining us, vet Bianca. Some of you have probably already met her as she has locumed for us many times already.
And just to remind you.....
We are continuing with our Best Friends Club offer for a free booster when you join, it has been so successful we have decided to continue it indefinitely.
We are open longer for appointments at the London Road on Sundays, appointments start at 9am through till 12.45pm.
Well that's all for now, so until next time....bye!!
…...and finally.....You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that.” - Dave Barry.