Fun and friendly networking brings together pet lovers and business owners

PET lovers and business owners came together for a night of fun and friendly networking and advice as well as raising funds for charity.

The third Saddleworth Pet Networking Night was held on June 5 at Little Bear Photography Studio in Mossley.

The events offer a chance for pet care businesses to network and put faces to names, and for pet owners to meet the various local pet care businesses and make valuable contacts.

There was a talk about acupuncture for pets from local mobile vet Katja Londa from Pets Relaxed, with a demonstration on volunteer Betsy, a very friendly and patient six-year-old Labrador from Delph.

There was also a dog CPR demonstration and an interactive quiz with veterinary nurse Rachel Bean.

Katja said: “We all had a fabulous time at the third networking night.

“It was interesting to find out acupuncture can be used not only for muscle and joint issues but also most other chronic diseases, such as skin problems, digestion problems, liver and kidney problems and even epilepsy (alongside conventional medication) – and even better, pet insurance will often pay for this!

“Betsy didn’t mind having the needles at all and even Sara, our human volunteer, didn’t find it painful at all.

“Hopefully none of us will ever need to use CPR on a dog (or anybody), but how reassuring to have seen how it’s done and what to watch out for!”

The event was also a hit with attendees, who said: “Thanks for another great evening”, “Thank you for a really informative evening” and “Fantastic night! Met some lovely people, old friends and made a few new business contacts. It’s great we can have nights like this and support each other”.

Entry included a glass of Prosecco and nibbles, and £328.70 was raised for charity StreetPaws, which looks after the dogs of homeless people all over the north of the country.

Saddleworth Pet Networking Nights are held two or three times a year. Watch out for details about the next one. Stay in touch via Facebook @petsrelaxed and check out www.petsrelaxed.co.uk

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