Friendly Pet Nurse Services in Surrey & Sussex
Preventative pet healthcare
Welcome to the website of Zoe Blake, The Friendly Pet Nurse, offering pet care services in and around the Horsham area of West Sussex.
Having started training as a veterinary nurse from leaving school, I have over 20 years of experience working with animals, both in veterinary surgeries and dealing directly with clients. I am always developing my skill set, including being fully trained and certified in preventative healthcare as well as becoming an associate member of The Canine Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA).
I am pleased to be able to offer a whole range of pet services from general pet healthcare needs, preventative healthcare advice to specialist cat behaviour sessions, all without a trip to the vet. This could include anything from applying worming and flea treatments or clipping nails and fur de-matting, to one-to-one advice and guidance on your pet’s behaviour and lifestyle.
I also offer a professional cat sitting service, which can include multiple daily visits to your home, as well as dealing with any special requirements such as diet monitoring or administering medication.
Zoe was recommended by staff at my vets. I have 2 cats Lottie and Betty. Lottie is diabetic with an overactive thyroid and needs tablets and insulin injections twice daily. Lottie is nearly 18 and Betty is 12, neither of them have ever stayed in a cattery. I have always relied on friends if I went away but with the onset of Lottie's diabetes I felt like the responsibility was too much to ask especially as she has suffered 2 hypos. Holidays went on hold!!! When I first met Zoe I was very impresssed. As a qualified Veterinary Nurse she was specialised in diabetes and her attention to detail was obvious. She made lots of notes on each cat asking lots of questions. in truth she was a god send and most importantly they loved her. I was off, my 1st holiday in 3 years no worries about their care knowing they were safe and happy with Zoe. She came in twice a day to feed, attend to litter trays and give Lottie her medication. Zoe can also do blood glucose tests if required. Her rates are very reasonable and extremely good value. Lottie also appreciates having her claws clipped at home without having a journey to the vets. Peace of mind means so much if I go away, meeting Zoe was the best thing ever for me and Lottie and Betty. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I would definitely recommend Zoe to assist with any of your pets needs, whether it be giving medication to your cat whilst you are on holiday to clipping your dog's toenails or just giving you a bit of advice. I met her whilst out walking my rescue dog a couple of weeks ago and would trust her with his life. He adores her. She is a very experienced and knowledgeable veterinary nurse.
Sam and Samuel, Horsham,
‘I found Zoe by chance on the internet when looking for a cat sitter in Horsham – when I clicked into Zoe’s website I felt I’d discovered the perfect solution for the expert care of our beloved 20 year old tabby Nellie whilst we were on holiday. Previously we’d always had friends and family popping in to feed and check up on her but now Nellie’s almost toothless and she can no longer graze on dry food I was worried about her to say the least. An older cat needs more attention, especially our little one as she’s very demanding and the moment I heard Zoe’s friendly voice on the phone I knew I’d found the right person and she does genuinely care and shows it in many ways. Not only did Zoe text me with regular updates (which was incredibly reassuring) she found a solution for Nellie to take her daily medication correctly which up until we met Zoe, we had no idea it was all wrong! Nellie was even given a manicure in readiness for our return. As I’ve told Zoe, best money we’ve ever spent and the peace of mind whilst we were away was truly invaluable. We would recommend Zoe’s pet sitting services in a heartbeat and we will always feel more than happy to rely on her. Thanks again Zoe! Zena, Rob and Nellie x
Zena, Rob and Nellie, Horsham,
- My cat Jasper was diagnosed to be Diabetic in December 2015 at the age of nearly 16yrs. Zoe has been enormously helpful to me in giving advice and emotional support through what was a difficult time. She is highly knowledgeable but also understands our relationship with our pets, and so I would not hesitate to seek her guidance into the future on any welfare or medical issue with Jasper. Her friendly, caring manner makes her a pleasure to talk to on all animal matters and I would highly recommend Zoe to anyone with any pet concerns. Thank you Zoe!"
Margaret Donnelly, Boxhill,
My husband and I have been married for almost 60yrs and in that time we have always kept a cat or dog. During this time we have called on various veterinary nurses and I can certainly say that Zoe has been by far the best we have ever consulted. Over the last 15yrs she has kept our 2 persian cats well-groomed and given advice about their general health. She has never been at a loss with her excellent advice.
Valerie Hook, Bookham,
Zoe has been fantastic at helping us getting Marley settled into his new home. The advice has been great, and every day that passes we see an improvement with Marley. Zoe understands cats needs and their behaviours and I'd fully recommend anyone to use the friendly pet nurse. Thanks Zoe!
Melissa and Marley, Southampton,
Zoe, Many thanks for looking after Abby so well during our holiday! It was very reassuring to know that she was in good hands! We will definitely be in touch prior to our next trip and will recommend your services to our friends!
Emma and Abby Horsham,
Our cat is elderly, needs daily medication and more specialised care than a cattery or neighbour could give. It is such a relief to be able to leave her safely in her own home, with Zoe visiting regularly to give her both expert and loving attention.
Michael, Wendy & Jassy, Horsham,
My husband and I had recently moved to Horsham and having previously had family close by we were very nervous about leaving our very precious cat Lily in the care of someone new. Zoe was great, she reassured us with her knowledge, kindness and experience. Lily can be challenging when she doesn't know people. But Zoe was great with her, she text us on holiday and even sent photos to reassure us that she was ok. We would not hesitate to recommend her service.
Fiona and Mark, Horsham,
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