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A tip for getting urine out of the carpet

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.

Break in's

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.

Oh Dear!

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"! 

Thank you!

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.

Happy Christmas and a Happy 2018

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 wrapping

Spent more time wrapping dog presents than humans! Poor Percy could smell them all. 

Park Street Gravel Pits

My dad was speaking to a dog owner who normally walks at Park Street gravel pits. His dog has become ill and it appears that other dogs also walking there have also recently become ill.

Not sure of the details, but if you normally walk there, be careful. Perhaps keep your dog on the lead for now or call local vets to see if they have any more information.

A sad "goodbye"

We are extremely sad to announce that Keith Higby passed away on Friday 17th March after an extremely short battle with cancer. Keith worked for us for 9 years and was very popular amongst his clients, due to his dedication, reliability and love of animals. 
We were not only very lucky to have had him work for us, but also to have known him as a friend for a lot longer. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him - including the animals.

Should anyone wish to pay their respects, his funeral will be at 3.20pm on Monday 10th April at Garston Crematorium. There will be no dress code as it will be a celebration of his life.