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How to get involved with Service Dogs

Service dogs are amazing. They are hard working, amazingly clever, loving and just all round incredible dogs. And they change - and in many cases save - the life of the person they are partnered with. Here's a great post we've been sent about service dogs:-

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Exciting Dog Business Franchise Opportunity - with a Difference!

Dog First Aid Limited is a company focused on providing the best quality dog first aid training to canine professionals from dog walkers to groomers, boarding kennel staff to charity workers, as well as responsible dog owners. It is the only qualified UK company to offer the Continued Professional Development accredited Emergency Canine Care™ (ECC) Course.

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Pair of chihuahuas dumped under a hedge

Pals Tango and Cash were abandoned in a pet carrier under a hedge in Herefordshire.

A pair of chihuahuas that were dumped in a pet carrier under a hedge in Herefordshire have been rescued by the RSPCA.

The two male dogs, now named Tango and Cash, were found abandoned near to the Small Breeds Park on Kingswood Road in Kington on 16 July and RSPCA inspectors are appealing for information about what happened to them.

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Battersea calls on concerned public to help change law on banned breeds

There has been a huge public response in the 24 hours since Battersea Dogs & Cats Home launched its damning report on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. A quarter of a century since the law was passed, Battersea is calling for a repeal of Section One of the Act which outlawed four breeds of dogs from the UK: the Pit Bull Terrier, the Dogo Argentino, the Japanese Tosa and the Fila Braziliero.

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Battersea Dogs GO – Gotta Catch ‘em all

Pokémon GO is taking the nation by storm, with players roaming the streets and parks in their quest to catch em’ all, and now Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is the latest to join in with the craze. Battersea dogs Ria and Abbey were joined on their morning walk in Battersea Park today by some slightly unusual companions – including Drowzee, Oddish, Psyduck, and Pidgey, all characters from the augmented reality game Pokémon GO.

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The emotional life of dogs


I was sent this infographic which depicts the emotional life of dogs. One of the things I love about dogs is that they have thoughts, opinions and feelings, and we neglect them at our peril, but too often we neglect them at the dog's peril, which isn't fair.

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Dogs in Cars A Hot Topic

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The Horrific Dangers of Leaving a Dog in a Hot Car [Infographic]

I was sent this great infographic about dogs in hot cars, and am delighted to be able to share it with you. Of course, I am far from delighted about dogs being left in hot cars, and sadly it is something that some people still do, so it's great to have the chance to clear something that so clearly and graphically shows the dangers of leaving a dog in a hot car.

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Dogs die in hot cars - not long is too long

RSPCA experiment shows just how deadly hot cars can be - in just 10 minutes

Tuesday (19 July) was the hottest day of the year so far.

As the RSPCA ramped up its Dogs Die in Hot Cars campaign, Essex inspector Marie Hammerton decided to run a little experiment in her van.

“I sat in my van with all the windows open, parked in the shade,” she said. “After 10 minutes, this is the temperature - 38.5C (pictured left).

“I was literally dripping in sweat.

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As the temperature hots up RSPCA reveal top tips to help your pets stay cool

With temperatures soaring this week the RSPCA issues advice to keep all pets comfortable in the heat

On the hottest day of the year so far here are ten tips to help make the heatwave more bearable for your furry friends.

RSPCA’s top tips:
• If your pet has white fur make sure to use pet safe sun-cream particularly on the tips of ears which can get sunburnt exactly the same as humans do. This is also true of horses and particularly their sensitive noses.

• Fish can get too hot too! Tanks should be kept out of direct sunlight to protect your fish.

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