"Paws For Thought"

As we approach into the season of goodwill, here at Ashman Jones we are getting into the festive spirit by giving all of our Best Friends Club members the opportunity to receive a massive £100.00 voucher to spend on any dental procedures! All you have to do is click on the link at www.ashmanjones.co.uk to claim your voucher. You can obtain your voucher from now until the end of this year. Once acquired you have the chance to spend your voucher until 30th April 2017. You must be a BFC member to redeem this voucher but it's not too late to sign up! You can pop in to either branch to become a special Best Friend Club member. All you have to do to spend your voucher is print it out and bring it along with you on the day of the dental treatment. Don't miss out on this incredible gift!

From bonfire night through to the new year many people like to celebrate with the joy of watching fireworks. Unfortunately for many of our pets this is not a joyful experience, instead a time of fear and worry. Until now treatment for noise related sensitivity, anxiety and phobias have been limited. At Ashman Jones we are now selling a highly effective treatment, for dogs over 16 weeks of age, called Sileo which aims to calm your canine companion, without the risks of sedation. Sileo is a fast acting gel which can be easily administered between the cheek and gum. Many of you will be able to identify with your dogs portraying common noise related anxiety. Behaviors that your dog may convey includes shaking, hiding, panting, lip licking/yawning, cowering, barking and chewing/destroying furniture. Sileo is also good to use for Christmas celebrations as some dogs get very worried when there are large gatherings of people due to a high level of noise, which your doggy may not be used to. If you think Sileo would be the ideal solution for your companion then you can give us a call on 01225 446269 to speak to one of our team.

Meet lovely, 19 year old, 'Lady'. Earlier this year Lady's owner had become increasingly concerned about Lady's teeth and needed to make a decision whether to go ahead with Lady's dental operation. With much thought and consideration for Lady's well-being her owner decided that going ahead with the operation would be the best thing for her. Lady had a full health check and a blood test beforehand, which is what we recommend for all patients having operations, that are over 8 years of age, to make sure that she would be ok to deal with the anesthetic. In the end Lady needed the removal of 12 teeth! Lady was a very brave little doggy and recovered well from her anesthetic. Lady recently came back to visit Clara and the team, 3 months after her dental. Her owner is very pleased with the results. Lady's owner said that “she is like a different dog, far more playful and bright.” Everyone at Ashman Jones were very pleased to hear that Lady is getting on so well, so I thought you may all like to hear this lovely story with such a happy ending.

As the winter chills are amongst us, we all know the dreaded ice will be forming. Even though grit it very useful for us, making it easier to walk and drive, it is not so good for our furry friends. Grit can be very irritating for their pads and the high salt content can leave their pads feeling dry and sore. If you think your companion may have trekked over grit then we advice to give their feet a nice rinse of water, once you get home, to wash off any excess grit that may be of nuisance to your loved one.


Christmas is coming, my favorite time of the year! Which means you will all have to start planning your winning photograph for the Pet Xmas Photo Competition 2016! You can start sending your entries in from December 1st. You are welcome to send your pictures in by post, email, Facebook or Twitter. The winner, with the best Christmas picture of their pet, will receive a luxury Christmas hamper, with lots of exciting goodies!

Those of you who read last months blog will know I am running the Bath half marathon to raise money for Alzheimer's Society. If you would like to donate money to this amazing charity then you can sponsor me by visiting www.justgiving.com/HollyeSmith22. I will be very grateful for any money donated.

Until next months 'Paws for thought' I will leave you with another interesting animal fact...a garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head!


Warmest Wishes

Holly Smith @ Team Ashman Jones