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Keeping Cavalier hearts beating

Keeping Cavalier hearts beating

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Alfie is one of the over 30,000 pets suffering from heart disease that vet charity PDSA cares for every year. Alfie was diagnosed with heart disease in 2018, and his owners were told he would need lifelong medication they could not afford...
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Baby preparation

Baby preparation

My husband and I have just found out that we’re expecting our first baby. It is a very exciting time for us but we are a bit worried as to how our two old dogs will cope. They are both rescued collie crosses with little experience of babies or children. How can we best prepare them for the new arrival?
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Dogs Trust Worldwide to support Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand

Dogs Trust Worldwide to support Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand

Dogs Trust Worldwide has confirmed its support for Thailand-based Soi Dog Foundation this year, by funding half of the costs of their campaign to neuter 80 per cent of street dogs in Greater Bangkok. Soi Dog, a charity co-founded by the late Gill Dalley, has been working since 2003 to rescue the stray dogs of Thailand.
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Constantly moulting

Constantly moulting

"Why does my Labrador seem to moult all the time? There are definite periods when his coat is coming out in handfuls, but even that seems to be more frequent than just a spring moult and another in the autumn." Alison Logan advises…
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Virtual therapy dog receives PDSA Order of Merit

Virtual therapy dog receives PDSA Order of Merit

Max, an English Springer Spaniel from the Lake District, has become the first pet to be awarded the PDSA Order of Merit – the animal equivalent of the OBE – for his work as a virtual therapy dog.
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Charity for the homeless and their dogs receives £3,000 donation

Charity for the homeless and their dogs receives £3,000 donation

Charity Dogs On The Street (DOTS), which provides help for the homeless community and their dogs, has received a £3,000 donation from Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies).
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Marc the Vet to host event to turn unwanted pets into hero hounds

Marc the Vet to host event to turn unwanted pets into hero hounds

Vet, broadcaster, and campaigner Marc Abraham, one of the driving forces behind Lucy’s Law, is hosting an online event for national assistance dog charity Support Dogs. The aim is to help the charity find potential heroes among unwanted dogs.
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Scared of other dogs

Scared of other dogs

My Whippet, Blossom, has always been friendly with other dogs and isn’t usually interested in them when we meet them out, preferring to chase squirrels or sniff. I’m very lucky that I live in a rural area. The other day, I was walking her along one of the country roads and we passed a farmhouse...
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“Draw me like one of your French mastiffs”: Valentine’s Day charity drawing session

“Draw me like one of your French mastiffs”: Valentine’s Day charity drawing session

As this Valentine’s Day will be spent in lockdown, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is teaming up with Wild Life Drawing to run a special life drawing class on 14 February – with some of its rescue dogs as models.
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Rear leg dragging

Rear leg dragging

"My 12-year-old Cocker Spaniel has recently started dragging her right back leg. I can hear the occasional clicking from her nail on the pavement. Is this serious? What do you think might be causing it and what can be done?" Graham Finch advises…
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Pedro’s journey: teamwork gets long-stay rescue to new home during lockdown

Pedro’s journey: teamwork gets long-stay rescue to new home during lockdown

Pedro, a senior Great Dane cross, had been waiting for a new home for 200 days – but no adopters showed interest in him. Finally, his perfect new home was found… only it would require a 270 miles journey in the middle of a lockdown!

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Top tips to help your puppy sleep at night

Top tips to help your puppy sleep at night

A recent study by Dogs Trust confirmed what most of us already knew – puppies sleep for less time at night than older dogs, and both choose to be close to people if given the option...
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