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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6 Tips for Caring For a Senior Dog

As your dog ages, there are a few changing needs to consider. To understand more, here are 6 tips to help you care for your senior dog. Keep Their Weight In Check  Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is even more important as they age. It can be a cause for concern if an...

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As your dog ages, there are a few changing needs to consider. To understand more, here are 6 tips to help you care for your senior dog. Keep Their Weight In Check  Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is even more important as they age. It can be a cause for concern if an...

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As your dog ages, there are a few changing needs to consider. To understand more, here are 6 tips to help you care for your senior dog.

Keep Their Weight In Check

 Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is even more important as they age. It can be a cause for concern if an animal begins losing weight rapidly or begins to eat less. On the other hand, being overweight can put unnecessary extra stress on joints, bones, and internal organs and should also be avoided. As with humans, a dog’s metabolism can slow as they age, so you may need to adjust their food accordingly.

Offer Quality Food

Speaking of food, make sure that you are feeding your dog the best food you can afford to. Remember, nutrition plays a large role in overall health. There are many brands to choose from and even more formulations, so you will probably need to do a little research to choose a food for your dog’s needs.

Keep Brushing Their Teeth

Hopefully, you’ve been routinely caring for your dog’s teeth since they were a puppy. If not, it’s not too late to start. Keeping canine teeth clean can be critical to their health since infections and bacteria can enter the bloodstream through broken, damaged, or decayed teeth. Once in the bloodstream, certain illnesses can be deadly. Develop a nightly brushing schedule and ask your veterinarian about more in-depth cleanings. Sometimes dogs may be too old and in too poor health to do this type of deep cleaning due to the anesthesia used, but it is worth it to ask.

Make Sure They Stay Active

This means both body and mind. Regular walks are a great way to keep muscles strong and being out in the world with smells and the sights stimulates their brains. Even though they might now play like they did when they were a puppy, still engage them similarly to keep their mind sharp with trips to the dog park, squeaky toys, food puzzles, and fetch, etc.

Keep Regular Vet Checkups

Checking in at least once a year will help you and your veterinarian be aware of changes before they become problems. Your veterinarian may also suggest supplements or medications to reduce the effects of again in your pet. Watch for signs they should see a vet sooner. Lumps, limping, changes in mood, eating and sleeping habits are all red flags that require extra care.

Be Understanding

You may need to be more patient with an aging dog as they may not have as quick a reaction time to commands or they may even be developing vision or hearing problems. Some owners teach hand signals for deaf or hard of hearing pets. Your dog may need special orthopedic bedding to relieve joint pressure or some need to sleep on bedding that can be easily washed if needed due to incontinence issues. Dog ramps are a great way to accommodate a pet that has difficulty going up and down stairs. The best way to think about caring for an elderly pet is that they would like to have the same great care they have had their entire life, but know that the type of care may be a little different now.

At Cascade Kennels we call the senior stage the Golden Age. Anytime your Golden Age pet boards with us, we request an update on their condition so that we can provide them customized care if needed.

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