Kennel Club
Kennel Club #BanShockCollars campaign set to be won in England
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK shortly, following a consultation period on the terms of such a ban, including a total import ban and a possible amnesty.
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Five Hero Dogs
Five Hero Dogs Named as Finalists in hero dog awards
Judges from the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, have selected five inspiring finalists to go forward for the public vote, with the winner being announced in the Genting Arena at the Birmingham NEC on the final day of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Sunday 11th March. These five dog heroes are just some of the dogs celebrated at the show for the ways that they enrich our lives.
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New partner
The Kennel Club announce Purina PRO Plan as their new partner in pet nutrition
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to be working with Purina PRO Plan who share many of the same beliefs as the Kennel Club in terms of responsible dog breeding through the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme and the important role that our canine companions play in our society.
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Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban shock collars
In a video posted on Ross Thomson MP’s twitter account, the Foreign Secretary states: “I am absolutely shocked to discover that electric collars are being used on dogs as utensils of discipline and education. There are far better ways of training your dog. Just as you don’t need to cane children anymore, we’ve moved on from that – let’s move on from electric shock dog collars.”
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Kennel Club welcomes consultation
Kennel Club welcomes consultation on third-party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club, whose own regulations explicitly ban the sale of puppies to third parties, has long called for an end to the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party retailers, as puppy farmers often use such outlets to sell their pups to unsuspecting members of the public who never see the terrible conditions that the pups were raised in.
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Say bonjour
Say bonjour to the UK’s newest pedigree dog – the Barbet
Following the ‘entente chaleureuse’ established between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron at last week’s summit in London, Anglo-French relations in the world of dogs also look set to become even more cordial after official recognition of an ancient French breed in the UK.
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Pet Cancer Awareness

Most of us know at least one person in our lives who has had to battle cancer. Nothing can strike more fear in the human heart than hearing that word! Thankfully, when it comes to our friends and loved ones, we live in a time when there are many more treatment options for this disease...

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Most of us know at least one person in our lives who has had to battle cancer. Nothing can strike more fear in the human heart than hearing that word! Thankfully, when it comes to our friends and loved ones, we live in a time when there are many more treatment options for this disease...

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Most of us know at least one person in our lives who has had to battle cancer. Nothing can strike more fear in the human heart than hearing that word! Thankfully, when it comes to our friends and loved ones, we live in a time when there are many more treatment options for this disease and for many people battling cancer, their treatments are very successful.

We have all become very mindful of cancer awareness in our own lives, but what about cancer awareness in our pets? Sadly, cancer does affect our furry friends and it happens to be the number one killer of older cats and dogs. Unlike our loved ones, our pets can’t communicate with us when something is wrong, so it falls on us to be watching for abnormalities that can tip us off that there is a problem.

SYMPTOMS TO NOTICE

Early detection is always key when it comes to cancer, in both humans and pets, and just like we are encouraged to check ourselves for abnormal growths, we need to do the same for our pets. A good way to go about this is to give them massages on a regular basis, such as once a month, especially as they get older and more vulnerable to the disease. As you go through this process, you want to be attentive to any abnormalities you might feel. Also, check their paws as you clip their nails and look in their mouths when you can, to watch for anything that may look abnormal there as well. Other common symptoms to watch for are:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Decreased appetite or energy level
  • Changes in drinking or urinating habits
  • Persistent limping in older, larger dogs
  • Persistent coughing or sneezing or discharge from the nose

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

Should your pet exhibit any of these symptoms, contact your vet immediately. The sooner they are diagnosed and treated, the better. Depending on the situation, your vet may refer you to a Vet Specialist to pursue treatment.  Surgery is often an option as well as radiation. There are also more targeted therapies that a specialist can perform if that is determined to be necessary. Should your pet receive a cancer diagnosis it’s important to know all of your options and then choose what is best for your pet. Sometimes treatment options can be very expensive and don’t hold any promise of success.  Sometimes the treatment can be an extremely difficult process; almost worse than the disease itself. These types of situations can sometimes require us to make hard decisions such as for-going treatment and opting for medication that will simply keep your pet more comfortable. However, with complex or more expensive treatments, there is an option that could prove to be successful; that option is the clinical trial. Clinical trials can be a very helpful tool offering benefits in two ways. One, a clinical trial can provide treatment for your pet that otherwise would be quite costly. Two, it allows you (and your pet) to help advance the cause of research and improve treatments in the future. Your vet or vet specialist might know of clinical trials in your area but doing research on your own may just lead you to a great option for your pet.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

Much like people, the preventative measures for pets are the same: Healthy diet and exercise and early detection through regular vet exams. As your pet gets older, your vet may recommend a check up twice per year in order to better care for your pet. Part of this care may include urine or blood samples that may lead to an early detection of cancer that can be successfully treated. Keep in mind that younger dogs can also get cancer, so don’t assume that your dog is not at risk if he or she is young.

The best way to protect your pet is to provide them with a healthy life-style and proper vet care, however, should you begin to notice symptoms, early detection and intervention will improve your pet’s chance of recovering and provide you and your family with more years to enjoy the companionship of your furry friend.

 

Sources: Pet Cancer Awareness Month & ASG

 

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