‘She is so funny, inquisitive, loving, lively, and we wouldn’t be without her’ (Picture: SWNS)When Amanda and Steve Hofford heard about Roo the whippet, they knew they had to have her in their lives.Roo loves cuddles (Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)‘She has a front leg missing, but this is no obstacle to her at all.
Claire Haynes, animal behaviourist at national pet charity Blue Cross, agrees that playing calm music can help cover up the sounds of fireworks going off outside.Pets at Home have put together three playlists specifically to help calm your dog down when things beyond your control get loud.
‘It takes two minutes for someone to watch a short video on YouTube and purchase a shock collar with no knowledge of how to use them,’ said Ryan Neile, head of behaviour at Blue Cross.
Staff got Eric all dressed up (Picture: Blue Cross)While we’re all worried about what Covid-19 restrictions might mean for our family Christmases, Eric the dog is hoping that it won’t mean another festive season spent at a shelter.
Claire Williamson, Centre Manager at Blue Cross Suffolk, said: ‘We were shocked when Elsa arrived in our care.Elsa on arrival (Picture: Blue Cross)But Elsa is now recovering and they hope to be able to rehome her in the future.
Marvin, now in foster care (Picture: Blue Cross)Animal Welfare Assistant Bradley Tovell noticed that although he was in good health, he was very nervous so he set up a camp bed and stayed with him on his first night.
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) states that the consumption of large quantities of salt can cause pets to experience excessive thirst and urination, in addition to potential sodium poisoning.Onions, garlics, leeks, shallots and chives can prove toxic for animals, Maria Banica, a vet at Blue Cross pet charity, states.
The Sharpei, who lives in Grimsby, was very sick after eating part of a bauble – resulting in her passing ‘the most festive glittery poop’ the team said they had ever seen (they didn’t include pictures, which is probably for the best).
The summer months are riddled with dangers for household pets (Picture: Getty/Blue Cross)Pet owners are being warned not to open their windows or balconies to cool down their homes on hot days.
Tracy Genever, Head of Education at Blue Cross pet charity, told although it’s difficult to ascertain why hospital admissions have increased, she echoed it is important to notice the warning signs. Experts add it’s important children know how to safely behave around dogs (Picture: Getty).
The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.
First picture of man charged with stabbing dad to death on Surrey train ‘It can be quite harmful to a pet if their routine is upset and you shouldn’t assume you will divide the time in half.’ After coming across so many disputes between former partners and their pets, Vanessa teamed up with Blue Cross to come up with a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement, a specially created document to plan for pets’ futures and help avoid heartache if a relationship should end.
Little Charley the Staffordshire bull terrier was brought into the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, Oxfordshire in June – and has remained there ever since (Picture: Blue Cross)Laura Crofts, rehoming manager, said it could be ‘a few weeks, a few months or a few years’.