Pets

in2 Lifestyle: Sea-Life Adventure Southend-on-Sea – new attractions

FOLLOWING a £680,000 redevelopment, Sea-Life Adventure located on Southend’s seafront has now virtually doubled in size and features a whole host of new animal attractions, including penguins, meerkats, otters and even a Royal Python. Walking around the attraction with its cavern-like walkways, you can’t help but marvel at the fascinating species on display. There’s all kinds […]

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Basildon angel saves lives – one dog at a time

A FORMER Playboy model from Basildon is stepping away from glamorous photoshoots and focusing the camera on man’s best friend for her charity K 9 Angels. Essex girl Victoria Eisermann, who co-founded the charity with singer Pola Pospieszalska and actress Anneka Svenska, has been working tirelessly for the past four and half years saving the […]

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Have a heart for homeless animals this Christmas

A CARING veterinary nurse from Leigh-on-Sea is hoping to deliver over 3,000 parcels this Christmas to homeless pets, so that they can enjoy the festive season too. Selena Byrne started her Christmas Buddy Box Appeal in 2013, and due to its popularity, has continued it since. The 33-year-old works full time at Vets4Pets in Leigh-on-Sea […]

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Top tips to keep your pets calm through the fireworks

FIREWORKS night be fun for us, but for pets it can be the most nervewracking time of year. And with statistics showing that approximately 80% of dogs, as well as cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, have a phobia of fireworks, Vets4Pets, which have branches across Essex, have issued some advice on how to keep pets […]

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Meet Essex’s Cutest Canine

IN July we announced that Ren was your winner of Essex’s Cutest Canine competition, in association with Festival Leisure Park and Dogs Trust Basildon. One year old Japanese Spitz Ren took the top spot after thousands of you voted, and is officially Essex’s Cutest Canine 2015. Owner Laura Campion, from Laindon, said: “We are so […]

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Ren is crowned Essex’s cutest canine 2015!

AFTER hundreds of entries and weeks of voting, we’re pleased to reveal Essex’s Cutest Canine, in association with Festival Leisure Park and Dogs Trust Essex. We whittled it down to the top 10, and over a thousand of you voted for your favourite canine, and we can now reveal who tipped the top spot. It’s […]

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Rescuing man’s best friend in Shoebury…

TV PICK: The Dog Rescuers Tuesday 9 June  8pm, Channel 5 PRESENTED by comedian and dog lover Alan Davies, The Dog Rescuers follows the work of RSPCA officers who are committed to the rescue and welfare of man’s best friend. The latest episode takes the team to Shoeburyness in Southend-on-Sea, where inspector Matt Gough (pictured […]

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It’s a dog’s life at Dogs Trust…

Having opened its doors almost a year ago, MICHELLE NORRIS heads down to Dogs Trust Basildon to spend the day with the staff that help care for its canine residents… RUNNING up and down a training hall with squeaky toys, getting soaked in the dog grooming parlour and taking a stroll around a 14 acre […]

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Paws for thought on new Dog Activity Trail in Brentwood

TAILS will be wagging in Brentwood next weekend as the new Dog Activity Trail in Thorndon Country Park South celebrates its official opening. Offering dogs and their owners the chance to interact and get fit at the same time, the trail features 10 stand alone obstacles across 500m in the country park, all inspired by […]

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Canine health: Caring for the older dog

RECENT years have brought with them advances in canine nutrition and veterinary care which has ensured many of our dogs are living for longer. Each dog should be regarded as an individual with their own specific needs and requirements. Unfortunately the deterioration of the digestive system, joints, and teeth are inevitable results of aging. Caring […]

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