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Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 03 March, 2005 - 05:27 pm:   

I've just inherited a persian moggy who's coat's in a terrible condition with lots of dreadlocks. He needs to be shaved unfortunatley, and i'm looking for a recommended vet who's gentle and sympathetic as poor Percy's still recovering from the shock of being moved to a new house and owner and I'd like to minimise the stress of the whole experience for him.
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Thursday, 03 March, 2005 - 05:30 pm:   

Mayow Vets, at the Sydenham end of Mayow Road

020 8659 4496 - Very very good and they look after my cat a treat! 10/10!
Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 03 March, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   

Thanks, Adam. That's marvellous!
cheers
Jo
Julianm
Joined 05-08-2004
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 06:41 am:   

I think Mayow Vets is a great name for a veterinary practice as I first read it as 'Mee-ow' vets. Ha Ha. I look for humour in everything.
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 09:41 am:   

No probs Jo, trust Julian to find a joke :p
Kk
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 04:14 pm:   

I've used the vet up by the Tile Magic shop on Lordship Lane (kind of opposite the Harvester). He was lovely, and despite having a poster up saying there was a minimum consultation fee charge he looked at my guinea pig's teeth for free - and he was cute to (that might not be in your vet criteria). He was also highly recommended by the woman in the petshop!
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 04:31 pm:   

Gotta hand it to you, it did make me laugh you rating the vet as totty! Oh how I bet you wish you were the guinea pig :}

A
Kk
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 04:44 pm:   

Mmmmm, that did cross my mind. Naturally I have been leaving the pig in places where he might suffer a minor injury needing veterinary treatment and possibly a house visit.....

BTW - before I get any outraged responses, I'm joking, the pig has a great life and is probably reclining on the sofa, eating Sainsbury's Taste the Difference asparagus and watching Richard & Judy as we speak.
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 04:48 pm:   

lol!!!

wow! not at the pig being able to watch Richard and Judy, but because you managed to find asparagus in FH Sainsburys! There selection has been rather poor as of late! You and your pig must have the midas touch!
Kk
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 05:04 pm:   

I work in Kensington darling, I shop on the way home. I've tried FH Sainsburys and count myself lucky to get bread, milk or an egg.

Although they appear to have a sausage mountain at the moment......
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 05:19 pm:   

oooh 'Kensington darling'

smell her :]

How easy is it to get to Kensington from FH? interested as I need to work out the best way to Earls Court! Answers on a postcard please 'darling' :P
Andy
Joined 23-02-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 05:29 pm:   

who would eat asparagus at this time of year? My hamster won't touch it till mid may.
Kk
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 05:40 pm:   

The answer is not that easy my friend - in the morning I choose the "overground to LB, to Charing Cross to Embankment to Earls Court" option, takes 8 - 10 mins longer but I can't face the Jubilee line at that time of day, just the scrum to get through the barriers depresses me. On the way home, District Line to West minster, J line to LBridge. Either ways it's hell.

And in fairness Disco doesn't really like asparagus but I do try to get him to try new and exciting flavours. Last night he tried a nice Shiraz.
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 06:07 pm:   

oh, not what I wanted to hear! How is the district line this weather? it used to be awful, the pits of the underground lines for delays. Has it improved?

Disco? what a groovy name! perhaps that is another discussion post. What are peoples pet names! Beats Fido etc!!! As for shiraz! lol! he will be on spritzers in the summer!!!
Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 05 March, 2005 - 11:54 am:   

Well I've booked Percy in for his shave. Apparently it's going to be grade 0.5, poor little thing! the vet recommended I get him a little jacket or jumper to wear til he grows some fur back, it being freezing in my flat. I've lived in FH since November, but have yet to notice a couture for cats shop anywhere in the vicinity. Where on earth can one purchase such a thing? Online no doubt...

re travel to Earls Court - it might be more civilised to take the 185 to victoria - buses are generally much less nasty than tubes, although it might take a bit longer. SOmetimes it's worth it. Or you could take the train to Clapham junction and change to Victoria...?
Newman
Joined 05-01-2005
Posted on Saturday, 05 March, 2005 - 01:04 pm:   

What time are you planning to travel, Adam? If it's offpeak, then you're probably best off catching the train from FH to Victoria and then it's only a few stops by tube to Earl's Court.
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Saturday, 05 March, 2005 - 01:27 pm:   

There is a new petshop on Dartmouth Road near the Jewellers called Lizzies pets or sommit. I'm sure they would do them.

What Vet did you end up going to?

The travel to Earles Court would be 7-8am, theres been a few good answers and a lot more options than I would have ever gussed! Guess that means you lot get around a bit ;}
Newman
Joined 05-01-2005
Posted on Saturday, 05 March, 2005 - 01:39 pm:   

My previous job involved attending a few exhibitions held at Earls Court, so I used to do the journey a fair bit. If you're travelling at that time, I would say avoid the Victoria train as it tends to be packed and the journey is a bit long winded. Get the train to LB, get on the Jubilee line (it is packed as a previous poster mentioned but it's only a couple of stops), change at Westminster and then it's direct to Earls Court on the District and Circle Line. And Bob is very much your uncle.
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Saturday, 05 March, 2005 - 02:12 pm:   

Thanks Uncle Bob, I mean Newman ;}
Kk
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 07 March, 2005 - 03:45 pm:   

As this is a pet related forum - Jo108, you might be interested in a good cattery, there's a pet shop in Thornton Heath that also owns a cattery in Kent but you can drop your pet in the shop, Disco often gets packed off for a week all for a reasonable 1.50 per night (I'm guessing cats are slightly more expensive!).
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 08 March, 2005 - 04:39 pm:   

Does Disco have Shiraz for the 1.50 p/n board and lodgings? or does that cost extra?
Andy
Joined 23-02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 08:41 am:   

IS breakfast included?
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 09:16 am:   

is it en suite?
Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 06:44 pm:   

I went to the Mayow practice, Adam, in the end. Thanks for the recommendation. That was this morning, Percy and I are still recovering from the trauma. Well I mean the vet was lovely, but still, vet visits are never high on a cat's list of 'things I like to do on a Wednesday'. Plus, he came back bald apart from head feet and tail. Even the vetinary nurses were giggling, cos he does look REALLY silly! If I could upload an image I would...

I've been into Lizzie's pets but they don't sell cats' clothes. In fact no one does because, as one expert pointed out to me, cats won't wear them. I found a doggy clothes website, but I think Percy would just find it way too undignified. Check out the pics www.puccipetwear.co.uk - is it just me or are the models saying 'I'm a dog, get me out of here!'
Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 06:46 pm:   

thanks for the cattery tip, KK!
I'm assuming they keep the cat's and the gp's apart...?!
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 06:55 pm:   

Glad everything went fairly well Jo!

I opened the first page of that website and closed it within about 30 seconds!

Talk about c-a-m-p! If the Village People had pets they would buy their stuff from that site!
Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 07:10 pm:   

I know! Check out the pastel love jumper and pom pom hat: http://www.puccipetwear.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?pro ductid=352&categoryid=3
and the "Frilly heat pants" http://www.puccipetwear.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?pro ductid=352&categoryid=3
what?!
It doesn't seem right, whatever the sexuality of your pet!
Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 07:11 pm:   

whoops I meant http://www.puccipetwear.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?pro ductid=215
Pippa
Joined 10-01-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 07:22 pm:   

oh my god i can't believe that people sell stuff like this for dogs, mind you I bet Britney Spears and Geri will deck their dogs in these clothes! Right I'm off to get some Frilly heat pants for my dogs!!
Adam
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 07:29 pm:   

screw that,

why splash out 120 for a pair of Nike TN's when you can have these!

http://www.puccipetwear.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?pro ductid=113&categoryid=7

jeesh. There must be some well mucked up in the head dogs out there!
Jo108
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 - 07:39 pm:   

But at least their feet are warm!
And their rear ends


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