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started by: Awall · last update: 1502286682 · posted: 1502216814

Hope someone can help - I'm due to visit La Bazoche-Gouet next week, with my two boxers in tow. I'm completely unfamiliar with the area and in need of a friendly vet to do the usual worming and pet passport stuff before I head home, preferably also one who speaks English/ is tolerant of appalling French.The town is about 45 mins from Chartres, 30 mins from Chateaudun and an hour from Le Mans (hoping I don't have to travel that far though!)Any recommendations from someone in the know would be warmly welcomed (in the usual direct message/email form to comply with French regs!)Thanks, Alex.

started by: Awall · last update: 1499438601 · posted: 1499424490

Bringing my two dogs along on holiday in August. Keen to find a friendly vet in the vicinity of La Bazoche-Gouet to get the pet passport necessities taken care of - I guess anywhere between East of Le Mans and West of Chartres/Orelans would be ideal.Any recommendations by DM would be gratefully received! 

started by: Gregg-794694 · last update: 1490954775 · posted: 1461743518

Anyone welcome whether you're a seasoned beekeeper or a beginner. Whether you have bees, don't or just want to learn. Whether you believe in a natural approach or a more human managed one.https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeeksinFrance/

started by: CHERIE-207793 · last update: 1486412954 · posted: 1486412954

Hello, I am a third year student at Warwickshire college on a BSc Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation course. For my final year dissertation I am looking into different techniques of hydrotherapy and in particular the water walker, spa, swimming pool and thalassotherapy. My dissertation is titled: « An international survey of prevalence of the use of sea walkers over 3 other Hydrotherapy techniques on horses ». My aim is to show the different approaches to hydrotherapy between countries. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to reply to my questionnaire. If you haven't used any of these techniques, you can still fill in the questionnaire. This will help me collect data on their importance in the industry.Please find herewith a link to my questionnaire https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeas6fgmYKbyiwSkOA0wKD8TybqWJiZ-8KyUErTTavQi5tSMQ/viewformThank you for taking the time to consider my request and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.Morgane

started by: Kate Eardley-330553 · last update: 1464903343 · posted: 1464903343

I am looking for a new home for my connemara x thoroughbred mare. She is 20 years old and was a show jumping pony. There is no reason why she couldn't return to be ridden by an experienced competent rider. She would make a lovely companion to another horse/donkey. She is very affectionate and always the first to greet you at the gate. 

started by: susaninpdx · last update: 1455189786 · posted: 1453035922

I am looking for a mature and experienced person or couple (over 30) to live in my house and take care of my indoors-only cat for the afternoon of 21 May through 31 May inclusive.  My house is located in a village a short distance outside the market town of Ruffec, with easy access to Verteuil-sur-Charente, Nanteuil-en-Vallée, Poitiers, and Angouleme.  There are many beautiful walks in this tranquil area.  However, a car is necessary. The house is  very comfortable, with all mod cons, including a large private terrace in back and a superb view.  No house or garden work is required.   Non-smokers only please, and experienced with cats. My cat is an eight-year-old neutered male, and is somewhat timid, with a calm and affectionate manner when he gets to know you.  He is definitely indoors-only, so you would need to pay special attention to comings and goings, so he does not get out.   He needs company while I am away, so  I am looking for someone who will be willing to spend some quality indoor time with him, playing/ reading/watching television/whatever, and who is willing to let him sleep with you in the bedroom and perhaps even on top of your bed.  Experience with cats and references required please.  If you are interested but these dates do not suit you, please get in touch anyway; I will probably need someone for other times also. Thank you for all responses!

started by: Ups and Downs · last update: 1435510258 · posted: 1410518074

Does anyone have a recommendation for a dog behaviour expert that can work with us and our dog?Probably need to be english speaking..

started by: Jane Hunt-1001696 · last update: 1429821495 · posted: 1429821495

If so, then find out more about it by reading this article: http://www.thegoodlifefrance.com/expats-volunteer-opportunities-in-france-with-laarf/ Or join the LAARF volunteer network (Les Amis des Animaux en Refuges de France) on: Facebook: LAARF SPA Volunteer NetworkWebsite: laarf.comEmail: info@laarf.com Do you want to walk dogs and cuddle cats at your local refuge?

started by: having fun in france · last update: 1429380335 · posted: 1428784549

Are processionary caterpillars an issue in this region?

started by: johnnyboulton · last update: 1423578134 · posted: 1422796216

Hi, is it just me or is anybody else feeling we are being "used", "abused" and "taken for a ride" with Cannel crossing charges for our pets? I can book a car with up to 9 people in it on a channel crossing for as litle as £63 rtn., but put one dog in the car and they want another £30. For what, the dog stays in the car, it is easily identified by a micro chip, no trying to match up an old photo to a dishevelled face like my passport, I get cafe, toilets, rest ares at the port, duty free shops, musak, lounges with comfy chairs etc on board while the poor old dog has to sit down in the car deck locked in the car. Doesn't seem fair to me, even with five people in the car that's only £12.60 each, with all those facilities for our comfort and the poor old dog, or cat, is charged £30 with nothing laid on.. no it doesn't seem fair to me. Now it isn't DEFRA who charge the fee, I've checked, it is solely down to the channel crossing companies. Why? Is the answer just greed and "because they can?" and is there anything we can do about getting a better deal?

started by: albert-327562 · last update: 1417642214 · posted: 1417624884

It looks as though my dog might have to have a brain scan. I live close to Chatillon-sur-Indre and I know there are clinics with scanners at Nantes and also Bordeaux, both of which are approximately 4 hours drive. Does anyone know if there are any vets with scanners closer to me? I've been told there might be one at Limoges which is considerably closer (about half the distance), but the person who told me is not certain. Does anyone have any suggestions? Many thanks in advance.

started by: having fun in france · last update: 1412270820 · posted: 1412100335

Is it ok to leave food out for the hedgehogs that come into our garden at night? I don't want to try to turn them into pets or make them reliant on humans, but it would be nice to encourage them to visit. What sort of food would be best to put out, I remember my granny putting milk with bread out for them..?

started by: gisela jane · last update: 1412099949 · posted: 1411123296

where can i buy wood shavings for pet bedding, cheaply? i've seen the cellophane packs of it in pet shops but it seems rather expensive for what it is.

started by: Johnboy9093 · last update: 1408192639 · posted: 1408192639

Hi , I am coming over from the mayenne region in September for a few days could anyone recomend a dog kennel in the Chartres area, or inbetween Alencon and Chartres, many thanks

started by: Beryl-903536 · last update: 1405499058 · posted: 1404822594

I urgently need to ensure my cat is safe from ticks but dont know which is the best product. Any help on product and where to buy would be great

started by: having fun in france · last update: 1403517467 · posted: 1400146914

Has anyone any experience in keeping guinea fowl?

started by: ourimogen · last update: 1402678056 · posted: 1402345700

Hi, does anyone know of a dog boarding kennel which will take 4 dogs for one night to break up a 580 mile journey from Rotterdam to Angouleme. It would be great to be below Paris Orleans area would be ideal. Thanks. 

started by: having fun in france · last update: 1398870161 · posted: 1396689151

This might seem like a funny question, but I always listen to birds calling at night and at dawn and would love to be able to identify what I am hearing. Is there a website which has bird calls of species in france?

started by: alfred.capone · last update: 1398077080 · posted: 1398077080

Hello everyone. Does anyone happen to know a sheep shearer in the 36 indre region (near Le Blanc). We have four sheep which are our pets and they need shearing. We have used a french one in the past but he tends to come too late (mid june) and we feel this is too late as the sheep are too hot by then. Would appreciate any information about someone who could do this for us. We can be contacted via angloinfo or 0254 37 64 22 Thanks for your help

started by: alberto greenfingers · last update: 1396559433 · posted: 1396283064

I was thinking about getting turkeys, but having no previous experience in keeping them, thought I'd ask for some advice here first - how much space do they need, how many males/females should I consider hvaving?

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