Tag Archive: Dog Safety

Feb 13

Mandatory Microchipping

Every dog owner in England has to microchip their animal from 6 April 2016.  This is intended to cut a rise in strays. Microchips are coded with owners’ details,

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Feb 08

Check your dog’s collar

It is always wise to check your dog’s collar for a correct fit and for signs of wear.

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Feb 07

ID Tags for Dogs

Identification discs are a must, and should contain your name (not your dog’s name), address (not just the postcode) and your telephone number (your mobile number is a good idea if you are out searching for your pet) and also your vet’s number in case of accident.

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Feb 02

Tracking Collar

My friend Jemima, once mentioned that her black Labrador has an incredibly high prey drive and when she goes into tracking mode nothing else matters. Training goes out the window as she focusses on one thing and one thing only – the track she has picked up.

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Dec 08

Tracking Collar

The collar works on GPS signal and has a SIM card installed in it. It has a weighted bottom which enables the tracking part to stay at the back of the dogs neck to receive a signal.

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Dec 06

ID Discs for dogs

please ensure they wear their collar at all times, even in the house, and that their disc is readable

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Nov 17

Life Threatening Chocolate

If you do think that your dog may have eaten some chocolate it is always best to get the vets advice as the severity can depend largely on the size of the dog and the amount it has eaten.

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Nov 07

In the dark days of winter …

In the dark days of winter, when a black dog can disappear in an instant, consider getting reflective coats for your dogs.
Consider also reflective collars.

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Nov 04

Bonfire Night. Dogs, Cats and Wildlife

With Bonfire night approaching fast, please check for frogs, hedgehogs and tortoises before you light it.
Dogs and cats can easily panic at the explosions around them, causing them to run until they can run no more, and become lost and very frightened.

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Jan 02


It is a good idea to ask your vet to scan your dogs once a year to ensure that the chip has not “migrated” or ceased to function.

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