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This page contains useful general information for Dog Owners.

We no longer have a dedicated page for the kennel club newsletter or The Yellow Dog UK Newsletter. Please visit their sites directly

Below is a list of Web Links that you may feel useful.

The Kennel Club UK. Serious stuff and fun for kids.

The Yellow Dog UK. Dogs need more space.

Battersea Dogs Home. Donate or play the games.

Guide Dogs for the Blind. Sponser a puppy on line.

Our Dogs. Magazine web site.

Crufts Petcare. Online shoping.

Dog Play. Dog play inspiration.

Rate My Puppy. Rate photos of puppies.

Dog Mcuk. Doggy fashion site.

Fun with Spot. Spot‪s online home.

Dress your gay dog. Very tongue in cheek fun site.

The following information will clarify the current situation on dog tags

Control of Dog Order 1992

Every dog while in a highway or in a place of public resort, shall wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached thereto.

You can be fined up to ¬£5,000 if your dog does not wear an identification disc.


the big issue

To be, or not to be? That is the question!

Over-vaccination still remains a hot debate. The question is - should we, or should we not, be vaccinating against all major viruses every year?  This has been the particular concern of dog owners and breeders for some time, but now Companion Care has the answer.

Whether we like it or not, dogs-just like humans-suffer from a range of infectious diseases has become a priority. One of the best means of prevention is by creating a natural immunity in the animal. This is usually achieved - as it is in humans - by vaccination.

Pet owners who have been unlucky enough to experience infectious disease in dogs at first hand, would be the first to say that they would rather their pet be potentially over-protected, than watch it suffer or even die an unnecessary death

Research is ongoing and times are changing, and we are pleased to say that there has been a breakthrough regarding the recommended frequency of vaccinations in some cases.  One result is that, for dogs at least, they may no longer have to be vaccinated against every disease, every year. Ultimately, our vets will be able to provide owners with a flexible vaccination schedule based on separating out the core and non-core vaccines and treating every animal as an individual.

Leading the way and by careful vaccine selection, Companion Care can now offer an improved vaccination strategy for dogs which minimizes the number of annual boosters, but still maintains protection for the individual dog and the population at large.

One result is that dogs no longer have to be vaccinated against every disease every year.

The big questions are:

Is your dog safe from disease? ...... NO

Is there really a need to vaccinate annually against every infection?....  NO, with Companion Care you don’t need to!

Reproduced from an article in Pets4Life by kind permission of Companion Care.

Cocoa Mulch

Cocoa mulch , which is sold by Sainsburys Homebase, Home Depot, Foreman‚Ä™s Garden Supply and other garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called ‘Theobromine’.  it is lethal to dogs and cats.  It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die.  Several deaths have already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks. Just a word of caution - check what you are using in your garden and be aware what gardeners are using in your gardens.  Theobromine is the ingredient that is used to make all chocolate - especially dark or bakers chocolate- which is toxic to dogs.  Cacoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of Theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline.  A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacoa bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacoa bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of Theobromine.

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