The TV vet Marc Abraham, who has worked with the charity’s founder, Eileen Jones, said he made the couple aware of the shelter.
“It was important to shine a light on the work she’s doing,” he told the BBC. “It’s entirely voluntary with huge vets’ bills so they only rescue and rehabilitate the ones with the most problems.”The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers.
However, according to Abraham, the puppy has been living in a foster home with a cat, is house-trained and “is doing the basic commands already”. Under “Lucy’s law”, which is aimed at cracking down on puppy farms in England , the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties will be banned from next spring. The Welsh government has also confirmed it will adopt the law at a later date.
Be Diligent about Vet Visits. “Don’t wait for the signs,” Dr. Becker stresses. Focus on “prevention first.” Pets age fast, and when it comes to illness they are programmed to mask weakness, “they’re naturally secretive.” One to two visits a year is ideal, but if you suspect a problem, don’t hesitate, and don’t self-diagnose. “In the last two years I’ve seen four or five cases where people went to the internet for help, and by the time they get to the vet it’s too late,” says Dr. Becker.