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One of the family Print E-mail
Monday, 16 October 2017 10:05
Most of us owners regard our dog as a dearly loved member of the family - but how many bosses would allow time off work to care for a poorly pet? Perhaps Italy is leading the way. An Italian court has granted a dog owner sick pay to look after her dog which was recovering from surgery. The judge accepted that her employer should count the two days that she took off under an allowance for absence related to "serious or family personal reasons" rather than having to use her annual leave. This case - the first of its kind - is important in that it paves the way for a dog to be recognised as part of the family.
 
Full tummies! Print E-mail
Friday, 13 October 2017 15:19
Apropos our previous post about greedy Labradors, have you heard about the one who not only enjoyed a kebab - but also the stick it was on! She was lucky in that it was spotted in time... The Dobermann who ate 25 golf balls was also a lucky survivor. Both dogs are important reminders to us all to keep an eye on not only what our dog is eating - but also what is missing!
 
Piggy or picky? Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:05
We all know how Labradors love their food (and everyone else's!) but just why are some dogs greedy and others picky? Funded by Dogs Trust, researchers are Cambridge University are endeavouring to find out by investigating the genetic factors that make a dog hungry - or not. Canine obesity is on the rise in the UK and more research is needed to help understand and tackle the problem. You can help further scientific knowledge by filling out a simple questionnaire at www.godogs.org.uk/can-your-dog-help/ - whether your dog is a glutton or a fusspot.
 
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