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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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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme disease awareness month, so we've put together a few notes and some suggestions of how you can keep your pets, your family and yourself safe.1. Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-borne diseases.2. It is caused by a bacteria that is transmitted through a bite from an infected tick.3. It takes 8-48 hours for the tick to transmit the bacteria – which means if you remove the tick quickly, you stand a good chance you won’t get infected.  Checking your dogs, your kids, and yourself is very...

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Don't feed your dog chocolate over Easter!

Don't feed your dog chocolate over Easter!

Most of us know that human chocolate is bad for dogs but do you know exactly why and how serious it is? As Easter approaches and chocolatey treats are in abundance, we decided to take this question straight to an expert. Doranne Ashley B.V.M.S M.R.C.V.S, a veterinary surgeon and owner of the Ashley Veterinary Centre in Glasgow, explained: “Chocolate contains theobromine which is toxic to dogs. It can affect the heart or the nervous system which is why it is so important. The amounts of theobromine in the chocolate depends...

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