Stark Truth Behind Health Charity’s New Family-Friendly “Beat The Bugs” Animation

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT) has provided funding to The Bella Moss Foundation to help launch a new animated video to explain the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to children and families to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual awareness campaign run by the World Health Organisation, this year running from November 14-20. It also features European Antibiotic Awareness Day, which falls on November 18 every year. Meanwhile, The Bella Moss Foundation deals with the fallout from antibiotic resistance every day. While… Read More

Labrador study offers vets clues on why dogs’ tails lose their wag…

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

What does the Kennel Club do for canine health?

Did you know that last year alone the Kennel Club e-mailed around 420,000 dog owners inviting them and their dogs to contribute to independent scientific research, or that Mate Select, a free online Kennel Club health resource for breeders, was used approximately two million times? The Kennel Club makes a difference to dog health in many different ways and a new report highlights some of the steps taken to provide education, improve health in dog shows, progress scientific research and encourage responsible breeding.  The work of the Kennel Club is ongoing, but… Read More

News Release: Kennel Club Charitable Trust Gives Further Funding To Canine Genetic Research Project ‘Give A Dog A Genome’

Additional £25k granted to the Animal Health Trust to create larger and more powerful genome bank to improve dog health. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has granted a further £25,000 to Give a Dog a Genome, the pioneering initiative from leading UK veterinary charity, the Animal Health Trust (AHT), to improve canine health by applying the latest genome sequencing technology to canine genetics research. The Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the AHT, which is run by Dr Cathryn Mellersh, is world-renowned for its genetic research to better understand, and eradicate, inherited diseases… Read More

Winners of Europe’s most prestigious Veterinary Awards revealed

A leading veterinary neurologist, a pre-eminent diagnostic imaging expert, a PhD student researching ways to combat antimicrobial resistance, and a canine pathology student have today each received one of the largest veterinary awards in the world for the role they are playing in transforming dog health. The International Canine Health Awards, run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust were held on 15 April at the Kennel Club in London. This year’s awards were presented to Professor Holger Volk, Clinical Director of the RVC Small Animal Referral Hospital and Professor of Veterinary Neurology… Read More

Hot Weather Warning – Don’t Leave Your Dogs in Vehicles

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With this week’s welcome sunshine, the Kennel Club is warning people that they risk killing their dogs if they leave them unattended in a vehicle. Dogs are extremely sensitive to the heat and should never be left in a vehicle alone, even on a fairly warm or cloudy day. Surprisingly, leaving a car window open or supplying water makes little difference and the dog will suffer, as a car can quickly heat up to around 50°C. The following video demonstrates how easily dogs can suffer from brain damage, organ failure and death, if left… Read More

How To Keep Your Dog Safe This Christmas

We’re urging dog lovers across the UK to keep their much loved pets safe this Christmas and have put together a list of items that can cause your dog harm at this time of year. Food A number of food items can be harmful to dogs and these can cause a number of different symptoms, ranging from vomiting and diarrhoea, to more severe effects such as seizures or kidney failure, depending on what is eaten.  Foods that should be completely avoided include: Chocolate Raisins, currants and sultanas Grapes Christmas cake and Christmas… Read More

Puppy Awareness Week: 1-7 September 2014

Help us fight puppy farming during Puppy Awareness Week!

We are in Puppy Awareness Week. Do you know how to buy a puppy responsibly? If not then watch this short video!

Agility Helped Dog Lover Get Over Stroke

Rod Norton, aged 67 from Louth, Lincolnshire has revealed how competing in agility with his dog has helped him get over a stroke and back to being fighting fit. Rod began competing in agility about 20 years ago until he suffered a stroke in March 2013 and his mobility was severely affected. Rod worked with his physiotherapist for four months’ intensive treatment to get back to fitness. Competing in agility has not only helped Rod rebuild his life as he was very determined to get back to competing again, but it is… Read More

Leave a Legacy – Help Change Dogs Lives Forever

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.