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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Grass seeds

If you have a spaniel, retriever or similar dog and your dog takes walks ANYWHERE where there is long grass, the chances are it may have grass seeds between its toes.

Grass seeds have little barbs at one end which, if not removed, can literally bore into your dog’s tender skin between its toes.

You won’t be aware that there is a problem until it’s too late and the seed has embedded itself into the skin. Because your dog can not remove the grass, it will become infected and often leads to abscesses.

Signs to look out for are:

  • Excessive licking of feet and toes in particular
  • Favouring a foot or limping
Monday, September 16, 2013
Puppy farm

Many thanks to Dogz for Life for providing us with this great post on how to avoid puppy farming and how you can help...

Hidden away from the public, many thousands of female dogs are housed in small cages, old sheds,old buildings, used for the mass breeding of dogs. Brood...

Monday, September 02, 2013
A little girl hugs her dog

Unless you struggle with allergies, then a family home just isn’t complete without a dog. From watching cartoons when you were a child, to taking walks in your favourite park, dogs are all around us, and are a big part of society even if you’ve never owned one - they’re certainly the nations’...

Sunday, August 18, 2013
Luna and Wilfie relaxing in the garden.

Well, my day started like lots of others when around lunchtime Mum said "come on Luna, in the car". Naturally I assumed we were going to see someone who might become one of those "carer" people that Mum likes so much, as I always get to go along to meet their...

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Clair and Luna (right) with their holiday guest Bailey

In our first blog post Clair Slingo relays the story of how the search for her dog Luna's holiday home led to a life changing decision...  

It was a sunny Spring Sunday afternoon and I was browsing the internet to see if I could find somewhere for my beloved greyhound Luna to...

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