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Elderly spaniel taken in by family who adopted her brother 14 years earlier

Elderly spaniel taken in by family who adopted her brother 14 years earlier

Tandie, a 14-year-old Springer spaniel, arrived at RSPCA Cornwall’s Venton Centre after the sad death of one of her owners, who had adopted her in 2007. Tandie had originally arrived at the centre as a puppy, along with her mum and nine littermates...
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“Hands off my toys!”

“Hands off my toys!”

"I've owned my two-year-old female Chihuahua since she was eight weeks of age. Generally, she’s a delightful little dog, but for the past six months she has had a tendency to hoard her toys, and is very protective of them. She hasn’t actually bitten me, but I’d like to stop this behaviour before it gets any worse."
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Nominate your top vet nurse of 2021!

Nominate your top vet nurse of 2021!

Do you know a vet nurse who goes above and beyond for their patients, and whom you feel deserves recognition for their work? This is your chance to nominate them for an award!
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The Great Global Greyhound Walk returns

The Great Global Greyhound Walk returns

After the cancellation of the 2020 event due to Covid, the Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW) is now back and aiming to have 10,000 hounds taking part to walks around the world. The GGGW will take place on Sunday 19 September, with its participants encouraged to wear the colour blue on their walks.
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Eating egg shells

Eating egg shells

"A friend of mine told me recently that when she has a boiled egg, she gives her dog the shell after. This surprised me. I didn’t know dogs would eat egg shells. Are there any health benefits in them doing so?" John Burns advises…
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Beach safety tips for your dog

Beach safety tips for your dog

Sean McCormack, Head Vet at tails.com, offers up beach safety tips to keep in mind while exploring the beaches of Britain and beyond with your dog.
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Most dog owners have no plans for their pets should they pass away

Most dog owners have no plans for their pets should they pass away

Dogs Trust is urging pet owners to “think ahead” and make plans for the care of their dog should they “become seriously ill or pass away”.
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“Miracle Dog” Max has statue unveiled

“Miracle Dog” Max has statue unveiled

After being awarded the PDSA Order of Merit earlier this year, Max the Miracle Dog now has a bronze statue in his likeness in his hometown of Keswick, Cumbria. Max became an online star as his owner Kerry Irving’s regularly posted photos and videos of their antics in the Lakes on social media...
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“We want to be alone!”

“We want to be alone!”

"How do you get other people to listen to you when you’re taking your dog out in public? I’m trying to train my sometimes-nervous dog, but when I politely ask people not to approach him, they often don’t take a blind bit of notice." Nick Jones advises…
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Senior staffie cross finds new home aged 17

Senior staffie cross finds new home aged 17

Staff at Dogs Trust’s Merseyside centre are celebrating after finding their oldest senior dog, a 17-year-old staffie cross, a new loving home. Elderly Lola arrived at the rehoming centre in April, as her family could no longer take care of her...
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Dog owners warned of adder bite danger

Dog owners warned of adder bite danger

Dogs are more likely to be suffer adder bites in months from April to September than any other time of the year. Agria Pet Insurance and The Kennel Club have joined forces to warn of the dangers to dogs from adder bites this summer.
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After lockdown: rise of the office dogs

After lockdown: rise of the office dogs

Being a dog owner over lockdown has had us spending significantly more time with our dogs while we worked from home. Now, as we begin to return to normal, the thought of leaving our dogs at home who have become accustomed to being by our side day and night is a sad one...
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