Dog Tag Reminder
Remember for the safety of your pet and to keep within the law it is essential they have an identification tag when they are out on walkies.
You could be fined up to £5000 if your dog does not wear and ID tag.
It is recommended that you put your name and contact details but not your pets name as this may assist a dog thief having the correct name especially if the dog responds to it.
Also, ensure that your dog is microchipped and neutered
At certain times of the year, we experience great amounts of rainfall, rivers can rise causing flooding.
River flows and currents can be severe and make it dangerous for paddling or swimming, even the strongest doggie swimmer can get swept away or tangled up.
Lots of items in the river such as shopping trollies, discarded bikes, plastics, etc can become dislodged and drift causing hazards
The chances of picking up infections are greatly increased from muddy, murky and dirty water especially with an open cut or wound
Woods and parks can frequently contain hazards such as broken glass, tin cans, and other discarded rubbish
Toxic Blue-Green Algae
Be aware of algae in lakes and ponds, look out for warning signs. If in doubt- Keeps your pets out of the water
Grass seed is a very common problem in the summer months, check especially paws & ears and keep longer coats trimmed
Fleas, ticks, and bites
Check with your vet for the best way to prevent these irritating pests and be aware of bites and stings
Summer months see lots more allergies always seek a vets advice about prevention and treatment
This is a very serious condition that can kill. If you recognise the signs ACT FAST!
Bright red tongue/gums
Staggering and stress
Bloody vomiting or diarrhea
Keep your pet in the shade
Use a cool wet towel to wrap around your pet
Use a fan
Seek veterinary advice immediately
Never leave your pet in a car, caravan or conservatory
Walk early in the morning or later at night in hot weather
Visit shady woods and safe water to keep cool
Encourage your pet to stay in the shade and never leave them in direct sunlight
Groom your pets to remove excess fur and have them groomed and trimmed for the summer where necessary
Keep vehicles cool when in transit
Pets can get sunburn so apply suncream
A miserable condition that is highly contagious and unpleasant for your pet. Look out for hacking cough, frothy mucus from the mouth, discharge from the nose & eyes, fever, lethargic behavior and lack of appetite
Doggies with Kennel cough will need to be isolated from their friends 7-14 days after the coughing has stopped as it spreads through direct contact and contact with shared toys and walking areas
It can take 5-7 days for symptoms to appear after initial contact
Kennel cough is not usually life-threatening however it can be severe with old, young and dogs that are already ill
Lungworm is a potentially life-threatening worm that is spread by slugs, snails, and occasionally frogs.
Dogs become infected if they eat the larvae in the slugs/snails. This may not be through eating them directly but if they are attached to a bowl, toy or treat
Breathing problems or coughing
Poor blood clotting which can lead to excessive beading from minor wounds, nose bleeds and anemia (Pale gums and eyes), also bleeding into the eye
Weight loss and loss of appetite
Vomiting and diarrhea
Fits and spinal pain
Ask your vet for advice