Our much loved furry friends can't tell us when they're feeling ruff! So it's good to know what to do to help them if they're feeling under the weather, or worse, if you have to help them in a medical emergency. I came across this really useful site, they're UK based too: PET FIRST AID ... Learn the skills you need to take care of your pet from a trained first aider. With online video training, it's like you're in the front row of class learning 1-on-1.
Dognappings: organised gangs behind a surge of dog thefts across the country
Thousands of dogs are being stolen every year, many by organised gangs, and being sold on the black market in a trade increasingly driven by the internet. Read the Telegraph article It's advised to get your dog DNA'd as well as chipped, which will be a legal requirement in the UK in 2016.
Pet Blood Bank UK
I found this very useful information on Twitter from ONESMALLMOUSE.ORG
If your beloved dog was involved in an accident, you'd do everything possible to get the life-saving treatment he or she needed. But what if your friend couldn't be saved, because the blood transfusion needed just wasn't available?
It's a horrendous thought - but it demonstrates just how crucial the work of Pet Blood Bank UK is. This is a charity that provides a national canine blood bank. It's the only pet blood bank charity in the UK.
The charity was launched at Crufts in 2007. By 2010 demand had shot up, and that year, the charity supplied 3,000 units of plasma and packed red blood cells to help dogs in need. Each unit collected can help save up to four dogs' lives.
Rather like with human blood donation, Pet Blood Bank UK collects blood from doggy donors at organised collection sessions all over the UK. If you would like to find out more visit Pet Blood Bank UK
"Right ........ That's as far as I want to go!"
Our cherished pets may not always 'enjoy' a trip to the VET but a good relationship with your VET goes a long way to peace of mind for you and your furry, feathery or scaley loved ones.
Here are links to Veterinary Practices in South East London. If I've missed your Vet please feel free to add them on as a comment and I'll include them :)
VETS IN SOUTH EAST LONDON:
Burnt Ash Veterinary Clinic
Burnt Ash Veterinary Clinic,
146 Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, London, SE12 0HU
Tel: 0208 857 6888
The Animal Clinic - Blackheath
154a Shooters Hill Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 8RP.
Tel: 020 83193033
Blackheath Veterinary Surgery
105 Humber Road, Blackheath, London SE3 7LW
Tel: 020 8310 7713
Mayow Veterinary Surgery
48, Mayow Rd Sydenham London SE26 4JA
Tel: 020 8659 4496
15a Greenwich South Street, Greenwich, London SE10 8NW
Tel: 0208 853 0461
The Animal Clinic - Catford
4 Ringstead BuildingsRingstead RoadCatfordSE6 2BN
Tel: 020 86970857
John Hankinson Veterinary Clinic
9 Shardeloes Road New Cross London London/Grt London SE14 6NZ
Tel: 0208 6923030
Companion Care Vets
Inside Pets at Home, Peninsular Park Road Bugsby Way Charlton SE7 7TZ
Tel: 0208 269 1440
Barrier Animal Care Clinic
32 Hardens Manorway Charlton London, Greater London SE7 8LP
Tel: 020 8293 6580
Allpets Catford Veterinary Surgery
10 Bromley Road London SE6 2TP
Tel: 020 8690 3638