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  • Doggy Fact
    By on July 28th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Which breed of dog has large webbed feet? The Newfoundland

    Newfoundland has large webbed feet

    The Newfoundland (named after it’s location in Canada) aided fishermen by hauling fishing nets out to sea and back to the boat. They were also known to jump overboard to rescue people, and bark to warn of reefs. They are strong swimmers, and can retrieve people and boats in turbulent waters. They are also used to carry goods between ships. There are many legends of Newfoundlands saving drowning victims by carrying lifelines to sinking ships. The dogs were kept in the “dog walk” on early sailing ships. If the sea was too choppy when land was sighted, the dog carried a line to land.

    For More Info Newfoundland Dog Breed

  • Dublin Dog Collars
    By on July 28th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Dublin Dog Collars have been specially formulated from a unique blend of liquid polymers that have been heat treated to produce a unified piece that makes this collar what it is today. This unique manufacturing process means that not only will it withstand serious abuse, but it is 100% waterproof and won’t harbour any odour-causing bacteria. This by far means that it surpasses its competitors and will last for your dogs entire lifetime. Well that’s the technical out of the way! the other feature that makes this collar stand out from the crowd is the eye-catching and groovy design. You will be the envy of your fellow dog-walkers! The unique patterns look really appealing against any coat and the embossed design on the buckle and leash ring add that added touch that shows that your four legged friend is cared for. Washable in literally 2 seconds – all you and your dog need in a collar.

    Dublin Dog Collars come in a variety of unique collars and patterns, prices from £14.99. Dublin Dog Collars Available from Amazon.co.uk

  • Obese Dogs
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    A study just published shows that 59 per cent of pet dogs are overweight, with 20 per cent being clinically obese.

    Researchers took the measurements of 700 dogs aged one or over, and their owners, at five veterinary practices around Glasgow. The results, published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice, showed that only 35 per cent of the animals were classed as having the ideal body shape. In total, 59 per cent were judged to be too heavy, including 20 per cent that were clinically obese and 39 per cent that were merely overweight. Only one in 20 dogs was underweight.
    For the study, vets carried out detailed assessments of the amount of fat on different parts of each dog’s body, and placed each animal into one of seven categories. Dogs in the top category, “severely overweight”, tended to weigh at least 15 per cent more than the optimum for their body size.
    Further results showed that pets fed on table scraps were more likely to be classed as obese, while those that received snacks and treats were significantly more likely to be overweight.
    Older owners were more likely to have overweight dogs and to give more snacks, with some dogs getting half a dozen snacks a day.
    Owner income was also linked to risk, with pets of poorer people more likely to be overweight. Owners earning more than £40,000 a year were 61 per cent less likely to have clinically obese dogs compared with owners who earned less than £10,000 a year.
    Dogs classed as obese received significantly fewer exercise hours a week than non-obese dogs. The risk of a dog being obese dropped by four per cent for each additional hour of exercise a dog received a week.

    Think your dog is overweight? Visit your local vet for nutritional advice. Dogs who are overweight not only find it difficult to move but also increases risk of arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and more. A dog at a healthy weight will have a longer life expectancy.

    See Dogs.info Health Articles for more info

  • Fun Dog Movies
    By on July 28th, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    Latest Movie
    In Cinemas 30th July
    In Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
    In Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, BETTE MIDLER returns to voice hairless feline Kity in the long-awaited sequel to the original flick Cats and Dogs. Using a mixture of live action, state-of-the-art puppetry and CGI, the film follows the age-old battle between the two furry species. But this time, one crazed feline has taken things a paw too far. Kitty, formerly an agent for cat spy organisation MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this unprecedented threat, cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves – and their humans. It’s time for the fur to fly!

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  • Should I Microchip My Dog?
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    Yes, its simple to do and gives you the best chance of finding your dog if he ever got lost/stolen.

    What is a Microchip?

    Microchip

    A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It consists of a tiny computer chip housed in a type of glass made to be compatible with living tissue. This chip stays inside your pet for its entire life and is linked up to the pet owners contact details and other relevant information. Pet microchip identification is kept on a database so that the information can be continually updated as necessary. If a dog is found or ends up at an animal shelter, then the shelter will scan the microchip to retrieve the microchip number. They will call the people who administer the microchip database and all the information will be retrieved, allowing the owners to be notified and collect their pet.

    How is it implanted?
    The microchip is implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades under the skin with a needle and special syringe. The process is similar to getting a vaccination, little to no pain is experienced – most dogs do not seem to even feel it being implanted.

    Cost of a Microchip?
    Prices do vary across the UK, on average around £20 – £30