A painful condition that affects dogs’ tails may be more common than previously thought, a study suggests. The research offers clues to potential causes of the illness – known as limber tail – which mostly affects larger working dog breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers. Researchers say their findings are the first step towards preventing the distressing condition, which causes the tail to become limp and painful. The team at the University of Edinburgh compared 38 cases of limber tail that were identified from owners’ reports about their dogs’ health with 86 dogs… Read More
Currently over 8,000 dogs in Britain are euthanised each year because they cannot be reunited with their owners. By having their dogs microchipped and keeping contact details up to date with their microchip database, owners greatly increase their chances of being reunited with a missing pet. The microchipping of dogs will become compulsory in England from 6 April 2016 and will aim to stop thousands of dogs needlessly being destroyed. Petlog has launched a new video to showcase the responsibilities of dog owners in England once microchipping becomes compulsory in England in… Read More
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust invites dog lovers nationwide to take part in its new Bark and Bake campaign during National Pet Month (1st April- 4th May), by holding a Bark and Bake Sale to raise money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and help make a difference for dogs.
Calling all dog lovers! An appeal has been launched to raise money for a one year-old rescue dog that needs an expensive life-changing operation to help him lead a normal life. Poor Charlie, an Old English Sheepdog, was emaciated, riddled with fleas, had worms and kennel cough and was due to be put down, when he was rescued from the pound by a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, the Old English Sheepdog (OES) Rescue & Welfare charity. When OES Rescue & Welfare first took in Charlie, they noticed that, along with his… Read More
This is great news! A dog rescue charity which may have had to shut down within weeks due to a lack of funding has been helped by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which has given them a grant of £10,000. The Safe and Sound dog rescue charity, which saves the lives of 200 stray dogs each year, will now be able to carry on its work helping stray dogs from being euthanised. Safe and Sound relies entirely on donations and because of a huge increase in demand it faced shutting down in… Read More
The worlds of fashion and dogs are colliding! A tailor of classic bespoke British clothing is launching a beautiful limited collection of canine-print pashminas and she has pledged to donate part of her profits to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT), a charity dedicated to supporting dog health and welfare. A lovely gesture for man’s best friend 🙂 The pashminas have been created by Pip Howeson with artist Jeremy Houghton and will be launched at the Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace, London, SW1 on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, and… Read More
If you’ve ever wanted to help save a dog’s life but never knew how – now is your chance! A charity which rescues abandoned or unclaimed stray dogs from being destroyed is appealing for urgent donations to save it from closure. Safe and Sound is a registered charity which has so far saved the lives of lots of dogs but is now struggling with funding which could see it shutting down in as little as six weeks if the required £10,000 funding is not found in time. The charity has had to… Read More
Superdogs across the country have been uniting today (Tuesday 26th August) for International Dog Day! Dogs Unite, a Guide Dogs initiative, called on all dogs to become heroes for the day by taking part in a sponsored dog walk to raise vital funds for Guide Dogs. By signing up to their own ‘My Dogs Unite’ sponsored walk, K9 crusaders were sent special superdog capes, to help turn the ordinary dog walk into an extraordinary one – changing the lives of those living with sight loss by raising vital funds for guide dogs…. Read More
A dog’s love is unconditional, and the comfort and joy they bring to people’s lives is beyond measure. We depend on them for their loyalty and companionship, but let’s not forget they depend on us too.
Henrietta Morrison, founder and MD of challenger food for pets brand, Lily’s Kitchen (www.lilyskitchen.co.uk) speaks out on why she is supporting The Kennel Club’s ‘Be Dog Friendly’ campaign and awards as well as providing some insight into some of her own favourite dog friendly places in the UK.