Can you take your pet to the vets during the lockdown? Here's what you need to know

THE UK remains in lockdown after the measures were extended by the government.

Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 11:27 am

It is an anxious time for us all, with the death toll in Portsmouth and across the country continuing to rise daily.

Residents are advised to stay at home and only go outside for necessary reasons, such as for exercise and food shopping.

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If you are a pet owner and your animal is seeming unwell or has been injured, you may be worrying about whether you can visit the pets or not.

Here’s what you need to know:

Can you go to the vets during the lockdown?

Vet surgeries remain open to the public, allowing pet owners to take their animals for emergency treatment.

People are encouraged to sort medical needs for their pets over the phone where possible, such as renewing prescriptions.

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