Petfinder: Could you home cute Comet?By Laura McCardle
September 20, 2012
Comet’s previous owner was unable to give him the exercise he needs.
The 17-month-old Lurcher mix has been neutered.
Comet is a very playful, affectionate and friendly animal, who needs daily exercise.
He can live with another dog or older children, but not with cats.
If you would like to offer Comet a home, call 07853 892 884.
One in five dog owners in the South East have bought a puppy-farmed dog, many of which develop health and behavioural issues due to the terrible conditions in which they are raised.
That’s according to the Kennel Club, which is encouraging people to find a puppy from a responsible breeder or rescue home.
During Puppy Awareness Week, last week, the group also claimed a quarter of puppy buyers in the region said they did not see their animal with its mum.
Caroline Kisko, secretary, said: “A shocking number of people treat buying a puppy the way they would if they were buying a car or a fridge, and have no idea what to ask to ensure they get a healthy, happy puppy.
“As a result, puppy farmers are able to trade on selling fashionable cross breeds or pedigree pups with no questions asked.
“Buying a puppy online means that buyers have no idea of the often appalling conditions the puppies were born into.
“Sadly, these puppies often grow up with health and behavioural problems, which can cost thousands of pounds to treat or which lead to heartbreak if the problems cannot be overcome.”
Jessie is missing from her West Reading home.
She was last seen in Bedford Road on Friday, September 7.
The tortoiseshell cat is two-and-a-half years old and has been microchipped. If you have seen her, call 07877 775 723
Advice from Castle Vets: Expert care for your poorly pet
Our pets are part of the family and when they’re poorly, naturally we worry about them.
When you need advice and support, it’s comforting to know your vet is there with the knowledge, expertise, facilities and specialised equipment they need to do everything possible for your pets’ welfare.
As well as the care and assistance of veterinary surgeons, Castle Vets has a well-trained and professional nursing team who are available to give you extra support and help you cope through these anxious times.
Advisory consultations with a qualified nurse are free of charge and are held throughout surgery hours. The nurse can provide advice, help to explain your pet’s condition, show you how to administer treatment and demonstrate many helpful techniques such as basic physiotherapy and massage.
Castle Vets runs puppy pre-school courses and holds bi-monthly free talks on popular pet-related subjects – this Saturday the topic is care and understanding of the pet rabbit.
The practice also connects with pet owners at local events and educational groups. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/CastleVets
Forging a partnership with your veterinary surgery ensures you have access to the best advice and treatment throughout your pet’s life, and much of this is absolutely free.