In 2018, Henry came to the practice displaying all symptoms of Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), commonly known as ‘Alabama Rot’. This included severe kidney damage and ulcerations. After days of intensive supportive care, his kidney parameters and skin lesions improved, and he went home. Whilst we cannot prove it, we like to think we have a survivor.💙
Before Christmas, he graced us with his presence so we could remove some lumps that were causing him a bit of bother.
He strolled round the practice like the gent that he is, in his very snazzy polar bear jacket.😍
Thank you Jenny for you assistance with Alfies xxx
Thank you for all you do xx
Your staff were brilliant with me when my pooch was really sick last year. They deserve the ultimate respect. They were working in difficult circumstances and went out of there way at all hours of the day and night to help me. I’m saddened to hear some people didn’t treat you well.
You get nothing but praise from me!
Well done girls and thank you xx
So sorry that you have to deal with rudeness 😥 From all of our 14 pets that see you (not including the chickens and ducks that generally don’t) we are extremely grateful for all that you do! Xx
Have just got back from an appointment for my two dogs. As always we were treated with respect, professionalism and courtesy from start to finish. Congratulations to everyone concerned at Straitons. Well done.
Thank you ladies, and all of you.. x
Best vets in the area,always professional and caring..x
Always amazing 👏
Our furry friends have always been treated with care and dignity and I will continue to use this practice. Guys you really are appreciated xxx
Thank you so much for all your help that you give all of us. Always done with a smile. Much appreciated. 😘
Thank you for all you do x
Well done girls 🌟🌟🌟
The practice has looked after all our animals for well over 30 years ,we are regulars at the moment with our 2 elderly dogs ,2 Maine coons , young Bengal and moggy , always great wouldn't use anywhere else thankyou for all you do
Never had an issue with any of the staff at the centre - all lovely and very supportive - thank you.🏆 👏👏👏 Xx
Well done girls xx
Thank you ladies, you've helped us out with several claims. Jenny is a complete star 🌟 x
Thanks for sorting Archie out with his recent operation.Excellent care as always despite difficult circumstances for you all to work in.
Oh wow! Should get her dna done just in case there’s something else lurking in the genes! X
My lab/collie cross had very similar face markings to this lovely girl when he was a pup. Colour got lighter as he got older. There was a picture of him in Ken's treatment room, probably not there any more. 😊
Mom and Dad are full BC... she’s just super unique 🥰🥰🥰
I would never have guessed Collie even so I know they have different colours!
Good Monday morning friends and followers!🌈
Thank you ever so much to everyone who voted for us, or any individual staff members, for this years Pet Plan Awards!🏆
We are ready to start another week.💪
⚠️We are open 8.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, still by appointment only. Our Rugeley branch is open 10am-6pm. Please read the post pinned to the top of the page for current protocols and measures.📌
As always, please bear with us on a Monday if at first you don’t succeed getting through on the telephone.
❄️Please remember to wrap up warm for waiting outside. You are more than welcome to wait in your car for your appointment if you prefer, just please let us know you are here.
We are always grateful for your continued support. Keep going everyone. Have a lovely week. Stay home and stay safe.🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Loverly had my girl neutered last year skyla brilliant vets really good would not take her any were else but penkridge she says Thankyou and sends you all sloppy kisses xxx
What an absolute stunner!
⭐PET OF THE MONTH⭐
January’s pet of the month theme is... ‘Rescue Appreciation’. This month, we want to see all your rescue babies! The more info the better.😊 Please post your pictures below. We can't wait to see them all!📸📸
We will pick our favourite(s) when all entries are in. They will be our cover photo for that month.💚 Search within your camera and post the best one you've got! Please only give us one picture of each pet and don't forget to tell us their name.
Entries open today and will close on January 28th.
All animals of any type are welcome, zero discrimination for species or breed.🥰
My two rescue babies. Looney all black giving Pepsi a good talking to. Haha
Sisters Wilmar and Sybill 😻 I fostered them at 6 weeks old and adopted them at 12 weeks old.
They were found abandoned in a garden 😿
They're 3 years old now and beautiful 😻
This is hope, she was kept in a breeding shed for 3 years before being dumped on the streets in hungary to fend for herself, she was cow clipped in her ears, had sores all over her body, was skinny hungry and dirty, broken ribs, her teats were all saggy from all the pups she had had. That's when her rescues came along and took her from the streets only to find she was pregnant again. She stayed in hungary to have her pups and was then brought to the uk, all the pups went off to their new homes and poor hope ended up in kennels.
Thats when we rescued her, she has had to adapt to so much and each day is a new challenge for her.
At least now she knows that life can be good and what it's like to feel warmth, love and to have food 😍
Bugney.....i rescued him from Egypt in 2013 🧡
Baxter Blakemore our rescue pussy cat ❤️
Meet Duggie. He is our rescue Pup from Sunnyside. His Mom was abandoned whilst in pup and had a litter of 16, of which Duggie is 1. We don't know what he is crossed with, apart from Staffy, but it doesn't matter. He has got his furever home with us. I always wanted to rescue a mongrel and now I have. Best decision we have made in a long time. We love you Duggie Lugs 💙🐾💙🐾xxx
Grace was rescued nearly 4 years ago from Border Collie Trust UK. She came in from Ireland on the day we had to have our previous Collie William put to sleep. We pretty much are sure she was a failed working dog subsequently badly treated. Last year she was diagnosed with an insulinoma which we are trying to manage with Craig's help. So far she's doing well and happy.
Marley Blakemore our other very well loved rescue pussycat x
The beautiful Skye-Bear! She’s our 6th rescue collie and only arrived on 8th December from Border Collie Trust. She’s agoraphobic and hates loud bangs and she had an incident with a cyclist (in her previous home) which wasn’t her fault and really knocked her confidence. She was originally found as a stray and couldn’t be trained with a clicker or whistle as she associated it with being hit. She is a fussy fluffy girl and considering how humans have treated her she quickly comes to love new people so is very forgiving. She’s looking forward to her first visit with Uncle John soon once she’s gained more confidence. 🐾🐾
Dolly....rescued from Hurghada in Egypt in 2013 🤎
Missy.... rescued from Egypt in 2013 🧡 I also have her sister Dolly xxxx
Sweet Pea, rescued from Egypt in 2013 🖤
This is my RSPCA rescue cat, Monty. We've had him for over 3 years now, and he will be 4 in March.
When we collected him from his foster home, he was playing very energetically with several small kittens. Monty was about 8 months old, and had been in foster homes for 3 1/2 months, so Monty had winessed many other cats being re-homed, leaving him behind. We were concerned it would feel strange for him coming to our home, with no other pets, and thought it may take time for him to settle. However, we were shocked when, on his first night with us, he got into our bed between us, and purred the night away. This photo was taken the next morning, where I found him on our bed after I came into the bedroom after my shower. No worries about him taking time to settle in, and he's remained a cheeky little monkey ever since. He had boundless energy when we first got him, and we would literally have to play with him for hours to calm him down before going to bed. He was referred to as "the devil cat" in foster care, as he had so much energy, but we noticed he calmed down a lot once he had access to the outdoors.
We lost our previous cat to an RTA, and keep Monty indoors at might because of that, but we had adopted him only a couple of weeks after losing Bertie (which broke our hearts), as we were able to provide another cat with a much needed home. He loves coming on holiday to our static caravan in Wales, with us, where he has his own bedroom, and has made friends with a neighbouring cat named Freddie. He loves being out in the countryside with Freddie, chasing each other over fields, and climbing trees. Monty now has a wonderful life, he brings us so much joy every day. Rescues really are the best.
George the tortoise 🐢. Age unknown but believe around 70 plus years old (currently enjoying hibernation). We adopted him 20 years ago after his past owner died. 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢
Our beautiful Dolly who my husband found living in the skip where he worked, after a few days of making sure she was definitely a stray he came home with her, we did loads of online advertising of her but after a few weeks no one came forward so we came to you had her micro chipped, de flead her and she has been with us 3 years now ❤
This is Pedro, rescued 2 years ago. Non-flying pigeon who adores his mirror 💕
Our little Dinky, rescued as a 4 week old pup in the snow on the roadside in Bosnia, seen here as acting 'captain' on a recent trip to the lakes!!
Sam rescued from Cats Protection 14 years ago
My rescue greyhound meg x
The Lovely Lizzie from Rugeley Cats Society 3 years ago
Our Felix sort of a rescue as he came to live with us as a stray, he has been with us 16 years
This is Evie Pickles , born in rescue with a hair lip
This is Darcy Dippers , dumped near our stables and was living on the muck heap with lots of problems
Keiko and storm my 2 rescues xx
Misty, who was from a home that could no longer look after her. Sadly she’s no longer with us.
Yay! The technology is back working! Stay safe everybody xxx
❗ TUNE IN! Tonight, 7pm, BBC The One Show
We've been working on something exciting behind the scenes since last year. Tune into the One Show tonight at 7pm when there should be a special feature on Pet Blood Bank, our wonderful lifesavers, and how we are keeping things running during the pandemic 🐕😍
(Things can always change at the last minute with media but fingers crossed we will be on tonight as planned!) ... See MoreSee Less
As we head quickly into the new year, nothing much has changed regarding our current strict protocols and measures that are in place. Everyone’s safety is of high importance to us. Most appointments and procedures are still going ahead but it is not business as usual.
⚠️Our opening hours are 8.30am-6pm and our Rugeley branch is open 10am-6pm.⚠️
‼️Can we please strongly reiterate... ▪️All clients must wear face coverings when entering the yard, having a consultation and inside any of our buildings. Please ensure you do this unless for a medical reason. ▪️Please only ONE person per pet on the yard. This gets frequently ignored. It is there to reduce client presence and ensure everyone’s safety. ▪️Hand sanitisers are available in multiple places outside and inside the practice. ▪️Clients are still to wait outside and in the stocks area. Please come prepared for the colder weather. ▪️Customers are to pay by card. ▪️Please keep your distance from our staff and be aware of others around you. ▪️Please refrain from just turning up at the practice, contact reception with your query/requirement. ▪️Patient admissions and discharges are still being done over the phone where possible. ▪️Routine medication checks can still be done across the telephone. ❌We are still unable to provide house visits currently and inpatient visits.
⚠️If you or anyone you have been in contact with has displayed any signs of being unwell, please be honest and don’t come to the practice. We can still try to help you.
🆘We are still available 24/7.
This is a really difficult time for everyone. We do not endorse unnecessary travel for our clients. Please listen to government advice and #stayhome wherever possible.🏡
Thank you for your patience and understanding and please be kind to our team.
For now, we wish you all good health. Please help us help you. Stay home, stay safe. Thank you.🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Much as I try to avoid visiting you ( for obvious reasons 😁😁😁) I seem to have seen quite a lot of you recently with Quiff , then blood donations, Quiff again and most recently Ginny.
Yes things are different but the service as always is excellent and I know the smiles are there under the masks. So big thanks to Mark , the reception team and nurses! In fact to all of you!
Stay safe. X
Stay safe everybody! We really appreciate all you do xx
Thank you for still being there for our pets, if we should need you in an emergency, at this difficult time. ❤
Really appreciate everything you do to help us and our pets. Thank you. X
Stay safe xx
Take care everyone xx
You’re all valued very much and appreciate everything you do.. stay safe x
Take care and stay safe x
Thank you all ..can I ask is it ok to still come and get pre-ordered meds or do I need a time slot for this also ? Its horse meds xx
Reassuring as always! Service second to none, even in this pandemic, we really appreciate you all! Stay safe ❤️🐾👏🏻xx
Thank you for all you are doing for our pets. Very much appreciated. Stay safe everyone. X
I've sadly been a regular visitor with Neo and have often noticed people turning up in pairs when the request is 1 person per pet. It makes it more difficult to distance with the extra person taking up another seat. Maybe some more prominent signs need to be put up. Thanks for the excellent service you've provided throughout the pandemic (Neo's first admission to hospital was the day after the original lockdown last March and he's been back and forth ever since!) 😊