Posted in August 2016

Sniffing to Protect the Rhino

Posted 30 Aug 2016

World Rhino Day takes place on the 22nd September, and it’s a day to celebrate all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan. So in light of this special day, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk to you about one of our key initiatives within our Medivet Saving the Rhino campaign – detection and protection dogs! In May 2015, we partnered w... Read more

Paddy's Road to Recovery

Posted 24 Aug 2016

Paddy the Pooch is an adorable Terrier-cross who was sadly hit by a car in South Ockendon earlier this week, and we wanted to share his story with you… The loveable pooch, who is currently being cared for by our fantastic team of experienced vets and nurses at Medivet Hendon, was out for a walk with his owner (we suspect this was the case because his lead and collar was left on when he was lat... Read more

Coping with the Loss of Your Pet

Posted 23 Aug 2016

Coping with the loss of a pet is a very emotional and difficult experience, but it’s important to understand that it is completely normal to grieve in the same way you would a person. After all, they spent their lifetime giving you love, laughter and joy. Everybody handles the emotions of losing a pet differently. For you, your pet was never “just a pet” – they were a much-loved member of your... Read more

Health Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Posted 16 Aug 2016

Walking with your dog can sometimes be regarded as a chore, especially when there’s a chill in the air and you’d much rather be tucked up on the sofa with a hot drink. But regardless of the weather, exercise should never be dismissed, especially since the benefits are as great for you as they are for your pet. To name just a few, here are some of the main health benefits that can help lead yo... Read more

Supporting the Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service

Posted 09 Aug 2016

The Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) is a charity that has been running for more than 28 years, and rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned or trapped wild animals and birds, and then releases them back into the wild once they have recovered. The service, which is delivered by June and Barry Smitherman, was founded in 1985 and has been a voluntary service ever since. Th... Read more