A visit to Elston Veterinary Clinic

There is always so much to do that I don’t always have the time to Blog about some of the jobs I do at the time.

Amegos HS_0088 A little while back I was asked to do some photographic work for Elston Veterinary Clinic, based in the lovely village of Shrewton in Wiltshire.  They care for dogs cats and other small animals. Many of the images can now been seen on their website. For more information about the vets please visit their website www.elstonvets.co.uk

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The practice was easy to find and plenty of parking which as an animal owner is a great. I live in Oxfordshire and I love the vets I use and have done for years but there is limited roadside parking and normally I have to park a little distance away in a public car park which is never ideal.

The staff at the vets are all very friendly and their goal is to treat your animals as if they were their own.I really like that!

The practice is headed by its founder Dr Enid Frantilla, who is supported by other vets, veterinary nurses, receptionists and the office manger. All the team have their own pets and are very caring and enthusiastic.

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The Practice have designed a Healthy Pet Club which is a great idea, it allows you to pay a monthly fee to spread the cost of your pets preventative health care, including health checks, vaccinations, flea and worming treatments and members get offered a discount other areas of pet health care.

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So if you live in the area and looking for a great vets with loving staff then look no further.

Thank you for reading my post. www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk

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Pet Tip – Comfy Collar

I am sure you have all either experienced or seen a pet after and operation with a cone collar on to stop them licking or pulling at a wound after surgery or something being treated. Well apart from how ridiculous they look, lets face it, they are not particularly comfortable for you pet either.

I just had my 10 month old castrated and was given the cone collar. He was showing a lot of interest in the wound so he had to have it on, but he was so miserable. I didn’t take a photo of him but for the first day he sat with his head bowed down looking completely miserable when he had it on so I took it off and had to keep a close eye on him and stayed with him over night. Summer dogs_0176Looking very unhappy that he can’t reach his toy!

My brother is the Practice Manager at a vets in Basildon, Essex and said that they use a comfy collar which are much nicer and give them to clients after surgery. I looked them up… Wow what a product. I would advise any pet owner to order one of these and have it in the cupboard just incase. Its fantastic. You just blow it up, its light and the dog can still eat, drink and doesn’t bang in to doors constantly like they do with a cone! Comical as that is for a while! They do get used to the other cone but if you have to leave them for any time, they can not drink with it on or chew a chewy or play with a toy.

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What the Manufactures say. www.comfycollars.co.uk

Comfy Collars are used as an alternative to the traditional lampshade collar, to reduce the stress suffered by cats and dogs that are recovering from surgery or minor injuries.

Unlike the elizabethan collar (also known as the e-collar, ecollar, buster collar, surgical collar or space collar) the comfy collar does not restrict the field of view, so your dog or cat is less likely to bash into furniture. It is also much easier for them to see and reach their food bowl. If you’ve ever seen a dog or cat trying to eat whilst wearing a lampshade collar you will know just how difficult and stressful that can be!

Each comfy collar has an outer layer and a separate inflatable inner tube, with a velcro fastening strap on the outside edge and fabric hoops to secure against your pet’s collar on the inside edge. The top-up valve can be accessed through the outer layer and pushed in so that it stays flush. There is also a zip on the outer layer for easy removal of the inner tube.

I came home today to find my dog quite happily asleep in the kitchen using the collar a pillow.. he must have been happy as did not hear me come in, or the three kids in the background, playing the keyboard and being generally noisy!

Summer dogs_0177I will be getting a larger one for the cupboard just in case my other dog needs one. Don’t wait until you do need one as it takes a few days to get one delivered!

Thank you for reading my post. They are also good for cats.