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Elmtree’s Charity – Elmtree Pet Foundation

(Project: Feeding Fido)

As the cost of living prices continue to rise, we understand this has made it difficult to feed your furry loved ones, which is why Elmtree Pet Foundation are proud to announce its latest charitable project, Feeding Fido.

Feeding Fido has been set up to support pet owners in need within North London. Feeding Fido helps people who are struggling to feed their pets, including both dogs and cats. Whether this is because of unemployment, health issues, personal struggles, or low income after retirement or unemployment.

We understand that for many people a much-loved pet can make a huge difference to their happiness and wellbeing, especially if you are lonely or vulnerable. So, Feeding Fido are here to help keep you together! We do this by providing local and regular deliveries of pet food. We have a large range of dry and wet dog/cat feeds available and one of our trained volunteers will deliver this straight to your door.

At present we cover Enfield, Barnet, Southgate, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, specifically these postcodes: EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN5, EN6, EN7, EN8, N1, N2, N5, N6, N8, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N19, N20, N21, N22, NW3, NW1.

Our process is simple – once you fill in our form, one of our team members’ will be in contact to discuss the next steps and your options for delivery. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have about the service, so do get in touch.

Feeding Fido is partly funded through the profits from Elmtree Pet Hotel. However, we also receive generous donations from food manufacturers, supermarkets, plus private donations and people fundraising for us. We are so grateful for the ongoing support that helps us do what we love.

Every donation goes directly to providing meals and supporting our motto helping keep loved ones together. You can donate via our dedicated DonorBox platform on our website. Any donation, big or small, allows us to carry on supporting people and their pets in need. Your money will go directly to funding fortnightly and weekly food donations.

Please visit the link below to get started:

The Ultimate Spa Experience

Our new Jacuzzi Spa Bath was installed in our grooming parlour today. Our state of the art grooming parlour at Elmtree Luxury Pet Hotel in Enfield, is one of only a handful of places in the country to have one of these amazing baths. The Jacuzzi Spa Bath is an innovative new product dedicated to the growing trend of hydrotherapy and relaxation therapy for pets. The bath features massage bubble jet technology, releasing thousands of bubbles per minute to relax joints and soothe the muscles for an immediate sensation of well-being. The bath also features a warm water function to increase circulation.

This is a fantastic way to treat your pet to 15-20 minutes of relaxation and it is also highly recommended by your vet for many different conditions.

Prices start at £30 for a 15 minute massage session, including a shampoo and fluffy dry.

Our new Pet Jacuzzi Spa Bath

Our new Pet Jacuzzi Spa Bath

Our very own Pet Grooming Parlour & Spa in London…

Elmtree Luxury Pet Hotel is proud to present our very own state of the art grooming parlour. Opened 12th July 2014, our state of the art grooming parlour offers everything your regular grooming parlour has to offer, but with a very special twist. Your pooches will be thoroughly pampered whilst in our care, they will be able to relax and enjoy the best London Pet Spa Experience ever. Our grooming parlour has a viewing gallery where you can see your pampered pooch being spoilt, reflecting the transparency in our services.

Click here to learn more!

Little Cat’s Story

Although some readers may find this upsetting I feel it will be beneficial for people to know about Little Cat’s story. Over the last four years Little Cat a beautiful male Bengal cat has stayed with us on many occasions with his friend Marble who is also a Bengal and Baby Bunny a Rabbit. We have had some great times with these two cats and rabbit and have grown fond of their individual personalities. Last year we even threw a birthday party for Little Cat… which he really enjoyed (See pictures on our Instagram page).

During the last year Little Cats owner had noticed that he was slowly losing weight but it didn’t cause too much concern as he was still eating well and didn’t seem unwell at all. On a few occasions Little Cat was taken to the vet for check-ups as they were due to relocate to New York in February 2014. His owner bought up her concerns about her beloved cat’s weight loss, she also commented that his breath was a little smelly and thought he may need his teeth cleaned… We now know it was an Ammonia smell not bad breath. Little cats vet didn’t carry out any diagnostic tests and told his owner that he was well.

As more time went on Little cat visited us again and the cattery staff noticed he was still underweight but we all thought that he was fine as he had recent veterinary checks and we were not made aware of any concerns when he arrived. During his most recent visit it was noted that he had lost even more weight. He still seemed fit and strong and always ate all of his food. However, on Friday evening Little Cat seemed off of his food, this was not normal and very strange for him! On Saturday morning he refused his food again and he seemed a little under the weather. We decided to take him straight to our vet as we were very worried about him. I explained to our vet that Little Cat had lost weight, especially over the last six months and he had smelly breath, I also explained that we knew him well and he was definitely not himself and was not interested in his food. Our vet looked very concerned and took him straight in for diagnostic tests and hospitalisation to give him IV fluids as he was becoming dehydrated. Within hours his blood results came back which showed that he was suffering from chronic kidney failure. Our vet explained that it was severe and he had probably been suffering with this condition for about 2 years… It was a massive shock for his owner to hear this, especially as she was abroad getting everything ready to receive them in the new family home in New York.

After a tense 24 hours of Little Cat being hospitalised his condition deteriorated rapidly and the very difficult decision was taken to put Little Cat to rest. It was a heart breaking moment for me to hear this horrible news and even harder for the cattery staff who had loved and cared for him over the last four years.

I would like to firstly say on behalf of my whole team, that Little Cat was such a beautiful natured cat and we hope he is now resting in peace. But I would also like to raise awareness for other pet owners. I dare say that if tests had been carried out sooner and preventative treatment given, we would probably still have Little Cat here with us now. If you ever feel that your pet is different in anyway, physically or not you must always push your vet to diagnose the problem as quickly as possible… don’t forget, you know your pet/s better than anyone.

Below is a Facebook message that was posted on our Facebook from Little Cat and also a picture taken of Little Cat at home in May 2013.

“Dear Elmtree, Tom, Katy, Angie and Staff
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my small heart for everything that you have done for me in the last 48hrs and in the past 3-4 years. I will miss you all VERY much. Whatever happens, that was my last stay with you and I will never forget the wonderful love, care and attention that you gave me, Marble and Baby Bunny. I still can’t believe you had a birthday party for me in November. I will never forget it.
Thank you enormously.
With MUCH LOVE to all, Little Cat”

Rest In Peace Little Cat

Rest In Peace Little Cat