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 Collected all this just from the small woods and the chalk pit area near my house, in an hour. Shocking as I always thought the woods were quite clean. (Yes that is an exercise stepper!)

On the plus side, I discovered 2 more badger sets that I didn't know were there. 

Take a bin bag on your walks this weekend and pick up as you go.

Every little helps.

https://www.greatplasticpickup.org/home/2684

I was very saddened to hear today that my old boss and brilliant Vet, Mr Bendefy, passed away at the weekend.

I was very lucky to have worked for him and he was the best boss one could ask for. He was a very kind and genuine man and I feel privileged to have known him. 

Tony and Doughnut Easter Bunnies

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Thank you.

Somebody has given me this tip for getting urine out of the carpet, if your pet has a mishap.

My best tip is for pet potty spots on the carpet. I use good old white distilled vinegar and baking soda. The steps are the important part. Pour enough white distilled vinegar to soak the stain and THEN add a small amount of baking soda. If you do the reverse, you will have a noisy, bubbly mess. Do it the right way, and you can hear the recipe cackling away, telling you how it is cleaning and deodorizing without leaving any residue. You need to let the spot dry for a day or two before sweeping up and then vacuuming. We cover the spot with a bowl or plate so that we don’t have baking soda kicked from heck to breakfast. You can actually see the yellow color being absorbed up into your little mountain of baking soda. Works on old stains too! 

I haven't tried this yet so don't know if it works. If anyone tries it, let me know how successful it is.

NB: It is not supposed to change the colour of the carpet but if in doubt do a tester on a bit of carpet out of sight first.

I have heard from clients and friends that there have been a spate of burglaries in St Albans recently. 
Westfields area was targeted before Xmas and Wiltshire Ave on News Years Eve. These are just the ones we have heard about.

Please be extra vigilant and leave lights or radios on if you are going out.

I can tell it's the end of our busy time and I am tired. Was trying to get into the wrong house this morning to feed a cat!

Luckily they were either out, or didn't care that someone was trying to break in! I was thinking "what's wrong with this stupid key"? - instead of "what's wrong with this stupid person"! 

Every year we are totally amazed by the generosity of our clients at Christmas.

Thank you so much to all of you for your gifts and thank you to all our clients for your custom and loyalty.

I hope 2018 is a happy and healthy one for you all and all your pets.

Have a lovely Christmas from all of us at Pet Relief and we hope that 2018 is a very happy and healthy year for owners and pets.

Christmas 2017 pet photo