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Dog owners warned of poisoning hazard as litter in UK parks and beaches increases

Dog owners warned of poisoning hazard as litter in UK parks and beaches increases

Dog owners are warned to watch out, as the easing of the lockdown coupled with spells of sunny weather cause large numbers of people to flock to parks and beaches – often leaving behind potentially poisonous litter.
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What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

As we prepare to face more heatwaves throughout summer, the RSPCA is warning pet owners never to leave dogs in hot cars – and that “not long” is much too long.  Here's what you can do if you see a dog locked in a car on a hot day.
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Pride Dogs for Guide Dogs: take part to the virtual dog show!

Pride Dogs for Guide Dogs: take part to the virtual dog show!

As Pride London was among the many events throughout the country to be cancelled due to Covid-19, Guide Dogs is celebrating Pride Month with a Pride Dogs for Guide Dogs category in their Great Guide Dogs Virtual Dog Show.
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Quaran-tin: dog gets emergency treatment after tongue stuck in tuna tin can

Quaran-tin: dog gets emergency treatment after tongue stuck in tuna tin can

Bonnie was hoping for a tuna snack, but what she got was a trip to the vet’s after her tongue got stuck in the tin can. The ten-year-old Staffie cross managed to gain access to the recycling bin, where the empty tin can had been thrown, but her little heist did not end as planned...
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Detection dogs trained to find Japanese knotweed – the most invasive plant in UK

Detection dogs trained to find Japanese knotweed – the most invasive plant in UK

Homeowners have two new allies in the fight against the invasive Japanese knotweed: Mick and Mack, a pair of one-year-old Fox Red Labrador Retrievers, are the first dogs in the UK specially trained to detect Japanese knotweed rhizome.
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Vets warn against playing with sticks as dog recovers from horrifying injuries

Vets warn against playing with sticks as dog recovers from horrifying injuries

Vet charity PDSA is warning dog owners to avoid throwing sticks after a five-year-old Jack Russell cross called Marley was left with life-threatening injuries during a game of fetch.
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War on ticks

War on ticks

"I have heard a lot in the news recently about ticks transmitting diseases to dogs. I have a five-year-old crossbreed terrier. How can I best protect her?" Paul Manktelow advises… 

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Is renting with pets getting easier?

Is renting with pets getting easier?

Renting with pets is difficult but getting easier, according to property website Zoopla. This comes as welcome news to pet owners, as having a pet often leads to fewer renting options in what’s already a difficult market...
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Pets may face “flea epidemic” in hot weather

Pets may face “flea epidemic” in hot weather

Pet owners are warned that the hot weather could “leave homes at risk of a flea infestation”. The warmer the weather, the faster flea eggs develop into adults – and the flea population has grown in recent years thanks to warm, humid weather.
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“Hands off my toys!”

“Hands off my toys!”

"For the past six months or so  my dog has had a tendency to hoard her toys, and is very protective of them. She becomes stiff as you approach her and even growls a little. She hasn’t actually bitten me, but I’d like to stop this behaviour before it gets any worse."
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Meet the rescue dogs helping their owners during lockdown

Meet the rescue dogs helping their owners during lockdown

As Battersea Dogs and Cats Home launched Rescues to the Rescue, to celebrate "the joy and comfort rescue pets are bringing their owners", well over a thousand people have submitted video clips and pictures of their rescue dogs and cats "brightening up their lockdown lives"...
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Lucky greyhound finds home with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

Lucky greyhound finds home with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

Rescued from the greyhound racing industry by Forever Hounds Trust, five-year-old Suzie just had a second stroke of luck: she has been adopted by Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his wife Shirley, a Patron and long-time supporter of Forever Hounds Trust.
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