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  • When to Consider a Wheelchair for Your Dog
    Royalty Free Photo Wheelchairs for dogs have massively improved in recent years, and there are many more brands and design options to choose from. A wheelchair can be a great addition to your dog’s recovery from an illness or injury or even a permanent solution to help their mobility. For dogs whose rear limbs no longer work that well, a canine wheelchair can be a life-saving solution, allowing them to continue enjoying going on walks, and be able to carry on going to the toilet unassisted. See more >>The post When to Consider a Wheelchair for Your Dog appeared first on The Contemporary Pet. ... read more
    Source: Contemporary PetPublished on 2019-04-30
  • Truffles The Sow Gets Her Own 3D Printed Micro Pig!
    Truffles, a 6-year old black sow, who loves nothing better than having a good stroke, has become the mascot for Rochdale-based pig rescue charity, Pig Inn Heaven (www.piginnheaven.co.uk)   Arty Lobster (https://artylobster.com),  3D pet sculpture specialists, chose friendly and lovable Truffles as the perfect candidate for a complementary ‘micro’ version of herself to help raise awareness of pigs in rescue. Although Truffles has now found her forever home, her sculpture will serve as the charity’s ‘mascot’. Janet Deveraux, Secretary of Pig Inn Heaven, said: “We love the 3d printed sculpture of Truffles; this little pig is the best sort of micro pig!” The charity is constantly raising awareness of the issue of ‘micro’ pigs which look cute and small as piglets but are anything but ‘micro’ when they grow up. The issue is leading to fully grown micro pigs being abandoned by owners who can’t cope with their pets. Janet said: “Truffles came from a home where the landlord said she could no longer stay. Unlike many pigs in our charge, she was looked after very well by her previous owner. She has now found her forever home, but we have 60 plus other pigs waiting for new ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-04-29
  • Three Puppies Dumped in ‘Filthy’ Box
    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Peanut, Butter and Jelly are now being cared for while RSPCA investigates The RSPCA is investigating after three puppies were found dumped in a box in County Durham just days before Easter. A man found the puppies in a red and white box in an alley off Grainger Street, Darlington, on Thursday night (18 April). RSPCA Inspector Clare Wilson went out to collect the puppies. She said: “The man was walking past when he heard a squeaking noise coming from the box and went to investigate. Thank goodness he did because inside he found the tiny terrier puppies. “He said he’d walked past this location not long before and the box hadn’t been there so we believe they’d just been abandoned. “The puppies were inside the box which was filthy with faeces and urine.” Inspector Wilson took the pups to a local vets for a check-up where they’re now being cared for. They’re believed to be between four and five-weeks-old. The two black and white puppies are female and the brown and white puppy is a male. “They are very dirty and smelly and are riddled with worms so they’ll need a good ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-04-24
  • Appeal to save the life of three-year-old Burmese, Woody
    Rehomed from our HULA centre last year, Woody is a gorgeous young cat with a lot of love to give. Sadly, he arrived back in our care due to a severe medical condition he has developed, which his owner could not afford to treat. Our vets tell us that if Woody had not arrived in our care when he did, his bladder would have burst and he would have died this week. He is currently on a drip with a catheter installed due to a blockage to his bladder, which isnt allowing him to pass urine naturally. He is awaiting an urgent operation to remove the blockage. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-04-24
  • NAWT Watford launches new corporate sponsorship
    As a charity who receives no government funding, the support and donations from our supporters allow us to continue to provide a safe place for abandoned and unwanted animals and give them the care and rehabilitation they need and help them get a new start in life.Mortgage broker Loans Warehouse, a supporter of our Watford centre, took on a huge challenge to run 653 miles in order to raise money to sponsor a kennel block at our Watford centre. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-04-23
  • 500 Japanese Dog Names
    Getting a new dog is a fun and exciting time, and one of the first things you’ll need to do is come up with the perfect name for your new companion. I don’t know about you, but I find the process a bit overwhelming. With so many names to choose from it’s hard to know where to begin. So to help you out I’ve been putting together dog name lists for ideas; and today’s theme is Japanese dog names. Finding the right name for your new dog can be tough. But one method that helps is picking a theme and checking out name lists for inspiration. You can write down the names you like, and then move onto the challenging part — narrowing it down until you find a name the whole family can agree on. So if you’re looking for a Japanese name for your new dog you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a list of 500 popular Japanese names to help get you started. From Akira to Yuri, here’s 500 Japanese dog names. 500 Japanese Dog Names Female Japanese Dog NamesMale Japanese Dog Names AikaAito AikoAki AiriAkiara AkemiAkio AkiraAkito AkitoArata AmayaAsas AnzuAtomu ArisuAtsuji AsaBanri AsukaBenjiro ... read more
    Source: Puppy LeaksPublished on 2019-04-18
  • How To Plan For Your Pets If You Die Before Them…
    Nobody wants to think about their death but with almost half of UK adults* owning a pet, it’s essential that we consider who will take care of them and how they will be provided for after we die. April is National Pet Month and Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP (GBLF) is raising awareness of what happens to pets when their owners die. Recently, it has been revealed that millionaire fashion icons Karl Lagerfield and Alexander McQueen both left substantial amounts of money behind for their companions, whereas it has also been reported that Oprah Winfrey has plans to leave round $30m to her dogs. But what about does this mean for the everyday pet owner? Here, Hannah Moffett, who is part of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team at GBLF, has some advice for worried pet owners about what would happen to their beloved pet if they were to die before they do. What happens to my pet should I die? UK law regards a deceased person’s pets as Personal Chattels which are defined by the Administration of Estate Acts 1925. If specific provisions for what should happen to a person’s pets are not made within their Will, their pets ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-04-18
  • Training tips: Using a muzzle
    Although muzzles have received a negative reputation in mainstream media, you never know when you might need to use one. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-04-11
  • Two-Minute Training Tips: Sit, down, leave it
    Whilst we would always recommend taking classes at your local dog training club, not only for the expert advice but also for the opportunity to train with the distraction of other dogs around, here are five easy-to-digest, useful and fun training tips that you can practice with your dog whenever you have a spare two minutes. Regular training with your dog will not only teach them useful behaviours, but also help the two of you build a strong, lifelong bond. Remember to teach only one exercise per session otherwise you might confuse you ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-04-10
  • 4 summer safety tips you must adopt as a dog owner
    As a pet owner, summer can be one of the best times. After all, this is the time of the year when walks can become that little bit longer – while you can stay out until the later hours before night falls. At the same time, it can also be a dangerous period. Particularly if your area experiences a heatwave, or if high temperatures are just normal for that matter, it can be highly dangerous for your canine friend. See more >>The post 4 summer safety tips you must adopt as a dog owner appeared first on The Contemporary Pet. ... read more
    Source: Contemporary PetPublished on 2019-04-01
  • 7 Benefits of Playing With Your Dog
    Everyone knows that playing games with your dog is fun, but what we don’t often consider is that the benefits of play go well beyond just having fun. Adding in a little more playtime to your dog’s routine is one of the easiest ways to enrich your dog’s life. Here’s 7 benefits of playing with your dog. You’re Training Your Dog, Even If You Don’t Realize It One of the benefits to playing with your dog is that it’s a fun way to get in some daily training. Now I’m not talking about traditional “teach your dog a trick” training, but I am talking about reinforcing desirable behaviors. And in the case of play that revolves around teaching your dog to follow some basic rules. Does your dog get too mouthy while playing tug? When that happens I simply stop playing the game. If you stop the game because your dog gets too mouthy you’re teaching them biting your hand is not acceptable. Does that feel like traditional training? Not exactly, and that’s why it’s so easy to forget that we’re training when we’re engaged in play. And that’s one of the greatest things about playing with your dog — ... read more
    Source: Puppy LeaksPublished on 2019-03-28
  • Tips for Getting the Best Photography Shots of Your Pet
    There are many reasons why you might want to capture great photos of your pets: to hang on the wall, put on holiday cards, because you’ve been asked to do so by friends and family, or maybe even to sell as stock photography.  Animals are unpredictable and can be difficult to work with, but it can be done. It should be obvious that you will increase your chances of getting a fantastic photo of your pet by planning for plenty of time to work and to be very, very patient. See more >>The post Tips for Getting the Best Photography Shots of Your Pet appeared first on The Contemporary Pet. ... read more
    Source: Contemporary PetPublished on 2019-03-15
  • 5 Reasons to Walk Your Dog Every Day
    Ask your dog if they want to go for a walk. Did they get excited? That tells you all you need to know about how your dog feel about the daily walk. But have you ever wondered why they get so excited about it? Today we’ll take a look at the daily dog walk, and why it’s such a crucial part of your dog’s routine. Here’s 5 reasons to walk your dog every day. Physical Exercise Walking your dog every day is a great way to help your dog stay fit & active. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of your dog developing a number of health related conditions such as hypertension, liver disease and diabetes. And one of the easiest ways to keep your dog fit is by walking them every day. Walking helps preserve your dog’s muscles and joints, and it’s a great way to help shed some extra pounds if your dog is overweight. And the regular cardio that a daily walk provides can improve mood and energy levels. Mental Exercise The daily walk is the one time a day your dog has a chance to go out and explore the neighborhood. And since dogs ... read more
    Source: Puppy LeaksPublished on 2019-02-28
  • 5 Tips to Help Your Anxious Dog
    Royalty Free Photo Canine anxiety is a very real problem for both pets and their keepers, especially when no one has any proper strategy to deal with associated symptoms such as destructive behavior, aggressiveness, and indoor urination and excretion (post toilet training). The good news is that it is perfectly possible to control canine anxiety and all the associated symptoms effectively, as long as you know how. See more >>The post 5 Tips to Help Your Anxious Dog appeared first on The Contemporary Pet. ... read more
    Source: Contemporary PetPublished on 2019-01-08
  • Your First Ever Dog – 5 Things To Consider
    Our pets are a member of our family. They offer hours of companionship and affection, not to mention fun and adventure. But they are, in their own way, a dependent. It’s a lot of responsibility for a first time pet owner to adjust to. Whether you’re a single person looking for a furry friend for company, or a family in need of a new puppy as a protector and friend, getting your first family dog is a great adventure. See more >>The post Your First Ever Dog – 5 Things To Consider appeared first on The Contemporary Pet. ... read more
    Source: Contemporary PetPublished on 2018-11-29
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