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Dog = mobile phone Print E-mail
Friday, 24 June 2016 15:39

Many parts of the country have seen a rise in dog thefts; certainly here in Suffolk there has been a sizeable increase. Since the beginning of 2013 5,288 dogs have been reported stolen; toy breeds such as pugs and miniature French bulldogs have proved especially popular thanks to a shortage of puppies.  Gun dog theft has also increased, possibly because many are kept outside in kennels.  Sadly, it seems that the police in many parts of the country have not shown as much interest as they might - equating the loss of a beloved dog with the loss of a mobile phone.

Rescue dog to super dog Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:43

There seem to have been several dog-related programmes on television lately - some better than others.  But the most heartwarming and uplifting has been Channel Four's Rescue Dog to Super Dog. In case you missed it, two very talented dog trainers scoured Battersea Dogs' Home and Dogs Trust rescue centres to find dogs suitable for training as assistance dogs to people with very specific needs - in the space of three months!  So the process was cheaper and quicker and more tailor-made than traditionally trained assistance dogs - but the pleasure that these abandoned dogs brought their disabled owners was a joy to see.   This was a win-win situation. Let us hope that Channel Four continues with the series...

Make it a PLASTIC stick! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:53

Lots of dogs love chasing and retrieving sticks and a lot of owners think not only is it a great game for the two of them but also a way of exercising their four legged friend.  But the British Veterinary Association has warned that it is a dangerous practice that can result in horrific injuries, including getting stuck in the throat.  They advise the use of plastic sticks instead which will not cause splinters nor get swallowed.

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