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Co-op Funeralcare pet cards will alert people to your four-legged friends if you fall ill

Co-op Funeralcare pet cards will alert people to your four-legged friends if you fall ill

The Co-op has created a card for people to carry in their wallets which alerts the authorities to the existence of a pet which may be left home alone if its owner passes away unexpectedly, or is taken to the hospital.Co-op Funeralcare’s ‘Pet Cards’ - which are akin to organ donor cards or those alerting ambulance crews to a person’s blood type - will be distributed for free in local communities. Bridgette Perks, a funeral arranger for Co-op Funeralcare from Doncaster, who came up with the idea after discovering that a...

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One in ten of us miss a holiday to stay home with our pets! Not us!

One in ten of us miss a holiday to stay home with our pets! Not us!

It's hard to leave pets behind when we go away. According to a recent survey, some really can't bear the thought and opt to cancel or reschedule their plans. As the school holidays kick off, many families are packing their bags for a vacation in the UK or abroad. For families with pets, this can also be a concerning time as they try to arrange adequate care or decide whether to go away at all. One in eight owners surveyed for Pet Insurance from John Lewis Finance say they would...

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Bring your Dog to Work! June 23rd!

Bring your Dog to Work! June 23rd!

Bring Your Dog To Work Day (as seen on ITV’s This Morning, the Daily Mirror and Waitrose Weekend as well as many other UK national publications) is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. On Friday 23rd June 2017, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog-loving employees into the workplace, along with their loyal four-legged companions, all in the name of charity. It’s the fourth national event of its kind and is organised by HOWND®.  ...

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Bank Holiday Weekend – Things To Consider When Taking Your Dog on Holiday

Bank Holiday Weekend – Things To Consider When Taking Your Dog on Holiday

The Great British Summer is finally right around the corner. With May already giving us a taste of what’s to come, dog owners can look forward to walks on the beach, strolls in the countryside and perhaps even a camping trip or two. Now is the perfect time to embrace the warmer weather, by putting a date in the diary to book some time off and plan a holiday.     Planning and Packing Planning ahead is key to making your trip as enjoyable as possible for your four-legged friend...

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Alabama Rot Comes to Sussex - From Chichester News

Alabama Rot Comes to Sussex  - From Chichester News

Just days after vets gathered at a special conference to discuss the on-going research into Alabama Rot, the total number of cases in the UK has now exceeded 100. Four new cases of the deadly dog disease have been confirmed by Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, in Greater Manchester (Radcliffe), West Sussex (West Chiltington), East Sussex (North Chailey) and Devon (Cullumpton), taking the total of confirmed cases since 2012, to 102. The first ever Alabama Rot conference was hosted by David Walker and Laura Holm from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists. The...

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