Puppies and Collars

Puppies grow rapidly. It is necessary to check their collars for the correct fit on a weekly basis. You should be able to slip two fingers under the collar comfortably, if not, loosen the collar at once. It won’t be long until they need the next size, so why not...

Road accidents and dogs

We all take sensible precautions about keeping our dogs safe, but sadly accidents can still happen.  In a contest between a road vehicle and a dog, unfortunately it is almost always the dog that comes off worst. Cars are one of the biggest causes of injury and death...

Toby saved from burning by his dog coat

My sister, Janet, was taking her dog Toby for a walk with her partner. There was a fallen tree burning and her partner went over to investigate – followed by Toby. Toby was wearing his dog coat. Before she could call him away, a gust of wind stirred the embers...

Mandatory Microchipping

More than 100,000 dogs are dumped or lost each year. The vast majority of these are put to sleep when rescue centres are full to capacity. Every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal from 6 April 2016 under plans intended to cut a rise in...