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  • Help HULA’s puppies in their fight against Parvo
    Last week, the team at our HULA centre arrived to work to something very upsetting. Four young and incredibly sick puppies had been abandoned at the gate with no information to help us determine their age or their symptoms.The puppies were rushed to the vets where our worst fears were confirmed; all four puppies were suffering with Parvovirus. This is a highly contagious and often fatal disease that is common in poorly bred puppies. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-07-09
  • What to Feed a Dog with Arthritis
    The post What to Feed a Dog with Arthritis by Arden Moore appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. A mere six years ago, Cleo, my 12-pound terrier mix, was rocking the Pacific Ocean waves on a surfboard as a proud member of the SoCal Surf Dogs. When she neared the shore, she would propel her body off the foam board and land on the soft sand. And, then she would beg to get back on the surfboard for another watery ride — quite a feat for a dog who just celebrated her 12th birthday. Today, Cleo has retired from surfing. She moves gingerly, but still sports mini-energy spurts and playing that defy her 17 years of age. I attribute part of her mobility to what I put in her food bowl, dole out as treats and ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-07-08
  • Little Lulu, a loveable dog on the road to recovery
    Meet Little Lulu, a very special girl with a lot of love to give.Lulu was found wandering the streets; abandoned, alone and in an awful condition. Upon her rescue, her fur was totally matted, her skin was sore and she was covered in fleas. There was no choice but to remove all of the hair on her body. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-07-04
  • Enjoy London’s most iconic landmarks in the ASICS 10K for NAWT
    Run past London’s most iconic landmarks, and take on the ASICS London 10k, on the 21st July.Entries for the event have sold out, but you can still run for the homeless animals at NAWT!Take on this inspiring event, with live bands, DJ’s and an amazing crowd cheering you on throughout. You’ll run down closed Regent Street, the Strand and Embankment, and will get the best view of the London eye. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-07-01
  • ‘One-Pet’ Cremations Petition Call To Ensure Owners Receive ONLY Their Pets’ Ashes
    On the eve of Pet Remembrance Day this Friday (5th July), 3D pet memorial creators Arty Lobster have launched a Change.org petition to call on the Government to more tightly regulate the pet cremation industry. The petition calls on the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that pets’ ashes are not mixed with the remains of other animals and labelled ‘one-pet’ cremations. This is because individual pet cremations mean one pet one chamber and ensure the owner will only receive their own pet’s ashes. Alarmingly, some crematoria still use divided or tray style cremations and pass them off as individual. There are also ‘communal’ crematoria, which are lots of remains mixed in together. Pet remains still classed as ‘waste’… To add insult to injury, pet remains are still classed as ‘waste’ and, in many cases, controlled under waste management licencing. This fact alone ignores the reality that many people now regard their pets as family members. Lars B. Andersen, CEO of London-based company Arty Lobster (https://artylobster.com) that creates 3D pet sculptures for the memorial market, and as gifts for pet lovers, said: “We launched Pet Remembrance Day back in 2015 to ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-07-01
  • ‘My Staffy is Key to my Success,’ Reveals ‘Mr Loophole’ Lawyer
    Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Lawyer Nick Freeman pictured outside his Cheshire home, with his dog, George. BY NICK FREEMAN The case was unusually challenging.  But after  scouring the client’s papers and combing the pages of my weighty law books, there still seemed no obvious legal argument. Yet working from home that afternoon I was convinced – convinced – such an argument existed. Having been christened ‘Mr Loophole’ by the Press for  an ability to secure acquittals on the grounds of  legal technicalities, I knew solutions often lurked in the darkest corners of the statute. I just had to find  one. There was only one thing for it.  It was time to  call upon my secret weapon: George.   Not, as you might think, some eminent QC or fellow expert.  Rather, the 7 year old rust red Staffy currently splayed across my feet. Within minutes we were out of the front door and plunging  across the fields near my Cheshire home. And as dusk settled over the darkening countryside, a light bulb  flashed brightly in my head and I realised  the approach I’d need to pot the case. Thanks to a beautiful dog whose loyal companionship and – ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-26
  • WE MEET: Kratu, the Wonderful Rescue Dog!
    We meet Tess Eagle Swan, the owner of the Kratu, the rescue dog who represented Woodgreen, the Animals Charity, in the Rescue Dog agility which went viral at Crufts this year. What breed is Kratu and why did you choose him?  Kratu is Carpathian cross Mioritic Romanian Shepherd. I wanted to offer a home to a large breed rescue puppy as I already have a wolfdog and a smaller breed wouldn’t be suitable. A younger male was the best possible choice to get on with her, and for me to socialise and train. How long have you had Kratu? He was rescued at around 5 weeks old from terrible circumstances, he went into private foster care, and arrived with me at 4 months old. How did Kratu end up doing agility at Crufts?  Kratu was invited by Wood Green animal charity to be an honorary member (because we have done a lot of training with them) of their rescue dog agility display team.  He has attended Crufts 3 years running. His performance last year went viral after he decided to do a U turn in the tunnel. His performance went round the world with ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-25
  • Kratu, the Wonderful Rescue Dog!
    We meet Tess Eagle Swan, the owner of the Kratu, the rescue dog who represented Woodgreen, the Animals Charity, in the Rescue Dog agility which went viral at Crufts this year. What breed is Kratu and why did you choose him?  Kratu is Carpathian cross Mioritic Romanian Shepherd. I wanted to offer a home to a large breed rescue puppy as I already have a wolfdog and a smaller breed wouldn’t be suitable. A younger male was the best possible choice to get on with her, and for me to socialise and train. How long have you had Kratu? He was rescued at around 5 weeks old from terrible circumstances, he went into private foster care, and arrived with me at 4 months old. How did Kratu end up doing agility at Crufts?  Kratu was invited by Wood Green animal charity to be an honorary member (because we have done a lot of training with them) of their rescue dog agility display team.  He has attended Crufts 3 years running. His performance last year went viral after he decided to do a U turn in the tunnel. His performance went round the world with ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-25
  • 11 Human Foods that are Dangerous to Dogs
    Cheese, onions, and nuts are among the potentially harmful human foods that should never be fed to dogs, according to experts. Dog food specialists from PurePetFood.co.uk have revealed the snacks and ingredients that could prove dangerous if eaten by a dog and explained why each should be kept out of four legged friends’ reach. Some human food could cause health problems in dogs which can range from toilet issues and vomiting to heart disease, liver failure and even death, depending on the contents. Many Brits know not to give their pet dog chocolate, but other foods to avoid include tea, garlic, and grapes. A spokesperson for PurePetFood.co.uk said: “Many pet owners like to give their dog leftovers, a chance to lick their plate, or a bit of human food as a treat every so often. “But many of our favourite snacks can have dangerous consequences for our four-legged friends, due to some of the chemicals and ingredients they contain. “To help dog lovers avoid causing harm to pups and canines, we’ve revealed twelve things they shouldn’t be allowed to eat and why.” If your dog starts to display symptoms of eating something they shouldn’t have, visit ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-25
  • Busting Myths About Dogs
    The dog has been humankind’s loyal company for centuries. During all those years dog’s have been interwoven in our history and the stories we tell. With that also comes a healthy dose of myths about dogs, here are a few: Dogs can’t see color. This has been proven untrue. It’s tough to say where this myth came from as no one can really tell what a dog does or does not see. The canine retina does contain two out of the three photoreceptors needed to see color. Some studies have shown that dogs can see different saturations of yellow, blue, and grey. Another myth is that dogs will eat grass when they are ill. Although dogs can be found eating grass when they are not feeling too well, other reasons could include boredom, displacement, and opportunity. For some dogs eating grass is just simply fun. Raw meat is bad for dogs, which as a generalization is a myth. Going for the traditional dry foods or even canned food might be the most common thing to do, but raw food diets have gained more traction of late. The simple truth that it is very much up to the owner and the ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-24
  • Super Easy Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats
    I love making dog treats, and in the summer making frozen treats is a simple way to help keep your dog cool. And these frozen watermelon dog treats are one of my favorites. If you’ve got some seedless watermelon, a blender and some ice cube trays you’re good to go. Super Easy Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats The reason I love this frozen treat isn’t just because they’re so easy (although that definitely helps), it’s because they’re softer than ice cubes. Laika’s never been a fan of regular ice cube type treats, but she goes nuts over these. These treats turn out like popsicles, rather than being completely frozen and brittle. They definitely have some crunch, but they’re not quite as hard to bite into as ice cubes. And when it comes using human foods as dog treats watermelon is one of my favorites. It contains lots of vitamins and fiber, and since it’s comprised of 92% water it’s low in calories. Just remember, as with any treats moderation is key. Although watermelon is low in calories they do add up, and introducing your dog to any new food can cause stomach issues. Ingredients One quarter of a seedless watermelon ... read more
    Source: Puppy LeaksPublished on 2019-06-19
  • CAVALIERS’ CHOICES REVIEW: Dog Running Lead
    If you’re looking for a new running partner, look no further than your dog. Running with your dog is reported to offer multiple benefits for both of you including increased motivation, better physical and mental health and a stronger bond.  Plus, thanks to Mountain Paws’ advanced Shock Absorber Lead, taking your daily dog walks up a gear is easier than ever. Our Editor runs twice a week with Rufus, who’s a 19-month old Cavalier. The belt attaches well around the runner’s middle and the lead is almost the correct length for a smaller dog. It would work best for a medium to large sized dog as your running partner though. The Shock Absorber Lead features a premium webbing construction with a strong, elasticated section that reduces the impact of tugging or jolting to ensure maximum comfort for both pet and owner. The Shock Absorber Lead has a rugged construction and features a robust, high-strength Karabiner attachment that can be quickly and easily secured to your dog’s collar. Made from robust nylon webbing that will stand up to the wear and tear of your daily outings, the Shock Absorber Lead also features a padded, neoprene handle that ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Help Bingo live his best life!
    Bingo is a ten-month-old Saluki cross that came into our care back in March. He's an affectionate boy with a larger than life character. He loves to jump around, be out and about exploring and going on an adventures.Unfortunately afterhaving his routinely vet check at our Somerset centre, a birth deformity in his femur and hip socket was found.In December last year he had to undergo an operation and it has been reccomended by our vet that Bingo needs hydrotherapy and physiotherapy, to help strengthen and build up his muscle. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Poignant Track Dedicate to Pet Loss Launches on 4th Annual Pet Remembrance Day
    A popular country rock recording artist is releasing a new track dedicated to the pain of pet loss – just in time for Pet Remembrance Day (5th July); a special day of remembrance that has commemorated beloved companion animals since 2015. John Scargall, who has breakthrough tunes on SoundCloud, Amazon and Apple Music, wrote about the pain of losing his beloved dog Tobey just three days before he got married in the track ‘Send My Fur Angel’. A special preview of the poignant tune is available at: https://soundcloud.com/johnscargall/send-my-fur-angel-not-released/s-3XgpM On Pet Remembrance Day on Friday 5th July, people across the UK will remember beloved companion animals that have died. The commemorative day, launched by 3D pet sculpture specialists Arty Lobster in 2015, provides an opportunity for people to celebrate the lives of pets and the increasing number of ways in which we can celebrate their lives. “Send My Fur Angel” was part of the grieving process, and it was the hardest song I’ve ever written, with literal tears smudging the ink on the page as I wrote. John Scargall says: “Grieving the loss of a pet is like losing a close family member. When Tobey passed, my wife and I ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-17
  • Missing Dogs Alert: Loki & Pippin
    On Wednesday 17th April 2019, Loki and Pippin were outside in their garden in Kineton, Warwick with another family Dachshund and members of the family when Weimaraner, Loki heard something and managed to sneak through the family’s hedge into next door’s garden followed by the other two dogs. In the time it took the family to get to the neighbours, literally two minutes later, they had completely disappeared. It’s very hard to understand how they managed to get out of the neighbours garden without being seen as there were a number of builders there at the time and if they did somehow manage to get through a 5-bar gate, it’s on a very busy road. If they wandered out onto Southam Road, then someone must have seen them but no one has come forward. As soon at the family realised they were missing, they immediately started their search. Loki especially wouldn’t have wandered, would have immediately returned when called and absolutely wouldn’t have gone off with someone else. Therewere no reported road accidents involving a dog in the following hours and days and a massive poster and social media appeal led to not one sighting, not ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-06-14
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