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

Winners of Europe’s most prestigious Veterinary Awards revealed

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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

Crufts Announces The Nation’s Top Canine Hero, Boo

Rosie Reid and Boo with Annaliese Reekie from Eukanuba. Credit: onEdition

Boo, from Swindon, Wiltshire, a Lurcher who is credited with transforming the life of her owner following complications in pregnancy that left her unable to have children and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has this evening (Sunday March 13th) been announced as the winner of the Eukanuba Friends for Life competition at Crufts 2016. Boo, owned by Rosie Reid, was one of four hero dogs shortlisted for the Eukanuba Friends for Life competition. Decided by a public vote, the owners of the finalists shared their unique stories with the nation before the… Read More

Abused Dog Gets New Chance At Happiness After Owner Dies Following Drug Use

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Scooby, a Terrier cross dog, has found a new home following the death of his owner, who died following drug use and left Scooby in a very distressed state and prone to aggressive behaviour. Scooby was taken in by a non-profit organisation called The K9 Project after being contacted by the owner’s sister. Scooby was found curled up on his owner’s chest and wouldn’t let the paramedics near to his owner, who had sadly passed away. Scooby had often been tied up in the garden for days on end, not fed properly… Read More

Dog with ‘broken heart’ saved after village joins together to raise £2,000 to buy pacemaker

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A dog with a ‘broken heart’ has been saved after an entire village joins together to pay for a pacemaker. Siouxie and Richard Nelson, of Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, were devastated when they were told Springer Spaniel Alice had just days to live after vets discovered only a third of her heart was working. The couple were told her only option was to have surgery to install a pacemaker but it would set them back £3,500, more than they could afford. Desperate to do something, Mrs Nelson, 26, set up an online appeal to… Read More

Help us help dogs

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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a FREE donation for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s really simple, and more importantly it’s free. All you have to do is: 1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kennelclub 2. Sign up for free  3. Get shopping – your donations will… Read More

Rescue Westie Chosen As Cover Star

Eilidh the Westie is the cover star of the 2015 Kennel Club Breed Rescue Calendar (c) Jacqui Ferris-Woods & the Kennel Club

Eilidh the rescue Westie is a superstar in the making!  The sixteen month old cutie from UK Westie Rehoming has been chosen as the cover star for the 2015 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar. Life has not always been so glamorous for Eilidh, who was born into rescue after her mother Polly ended up at UK Westie Rehoming when her owner was found dead. No one knew Polly was pregnant until she was scanned by a vet who identified four little bundles in her womb, and when the pups were born three… Read More

Leave a Legacy – Help Change Dogs Lives Forever

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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.

Happy Ending As Pregnant Abandoned Greyhound And Puppies Are Rehomed

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Gracie, an abandoned ex-racing Greyhound, found herself in need of a loving home but it wasn’t long before she and her puppies were successfully rehomed thanks to Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE).