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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Are Dog Allergies A Thing?

When pollen gets in the air, there’s no telling what it will do. Spring and fall are particularly rough for allergy sufferers, as new flowers are blooming, or ragweed pollen is being blown up in the air. Between watery eyes, sneezing, or even getting rashes, allergies are simply the worst. When you sneeze for the...

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When pollen gets in the air, there’s no telling what it will do. Spring and fall are particularly rough for allergy sufferers, as new flowers are blooming, or ragweed pollen is being blown up in the air. Between watery eyes, sneezing, or even getting rashes, allergies are simply the worst. When you sneeze for the...

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When pollen gets in the air, there’s no telling what it will do. Spring and fall are particularly rough for allergy sufferers, as new flowers are blooming, or ragweed pollen is being blown up in the air. Between watery eyes, sneezing, or even getting rashes, allergies are simply the worst. When you sneeze for the hundredth time, do you see your dog sneezing with you? Can dogs get allergies too?

Let’s discuss:

Contact Allergies

While we get watery eyes and sneezing attacks, dogs often showcase their seasonal allergies by scratching. Their skin may be reacting to pollen, trees or grass or it may be something in their environment. This means anything they may come in contact with, from your dogs’ new shampoo to an allergic reaction from plants or fleas. Some animals are even allergic to flea saliva! Other symptoms of dog allergies are: excessive licking, rubbing body parts against the walls or furniture, chronic ear infections, breathing issues, or excessive shedding.

Food Allergies

Dogs typically have a reaction classified as a food intolerance, not a food allergy. In fact, true food allergies in dogs aren’t as common as one might think. Food allergies often emerge through an immune reaction. That can be anything from skin conditions like itchiness, redness,and hives, ear or foot infections, or vomiting and diarrhea.

As far as a dog’s food intolerances go, these can happen gradually or immediately, and usually happen when a dog is introduced to a new dog food (many commercial dog foods have wheat, eggs or milk in the ingredients which are common allergies animals react to), or “human” food on the table that doesn’t agree with them. Most foods that dogs eat are not life-threatening, but some are indeed toxic and should be avoided at all costs.

Veterinarians suggest doing allergy testing by eliminating different foods from their diet to find the culprit. Sometimes, however, it’s not so black-and-white. An elimination diet could consist of shrinking their diet down to one source of protein to find the issue.

Acute Allergic Reactions

Scarily enough, dogs can have severe reactions to certain allergens. This means, if your dog is allergic to bee stings or a vaccine, their bodies could undergo anaphylactic shock. Seek an emergency vet if this does happen as your dog will need immediate treatment.

Other Reasons Dogs Sneeze

Interestingly, dogs sneeze for a variety of reasons beyond allergies. Yes, they can sneeze if dust is in the air, but sneezing is also a type of communication. When a dog is play fighting, for instance, they may have a bit of a sneezing fit in mid-play session. Sneezing is a sign that it’s lighthearted and fun and the play fighting shouldn’t be taken seriously.

Whether your dog is reacting from pollen or changes in their diet, dogs do in fact have allergies just like us. Consult your veterinarian if your dog needs additional help in getting through those seasonal scratching fits.

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