Lil Hobbs was rescued from the streets of New York City in 2016 (Picture: Kathryn H / SWNS)He began hydrotherapy sessions in July 2021 to help him slowly build up his endurance so he can walk or swim for longer.
Ashton’s fur was severely matted when he was found abandoned (Picture: RSPCA) Poor Ashton was not in a good way when he arrived at Greater Manchester Animal Hospital (Picture: RSPCA) Ashton had to have fur equivalent to 10% of his body weight shaved off by vets (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA Inspector Ryan King said given Ashton’s poor eyesight it was ‘not surprising the poor dog’ was ‘too terrified’ to move from where he was abandoned.
The animal charity has launched a campaign called 'Save Our Breath' to urge pet owners to "stop seeing these pets as cute and recognise the serious health issues they face".RSPCA chief vet Caroline Allen has explained that she understands the appeal of flat-faced pooches, but that breeding for these features can compromise a pup’s health and welfare.
(Picture: RSPCA) ‘We’d urge owners never to abandon their pet but to ask for help’ (Picture: RSPCA)The pup, who the team named Sally, is now recovering in one of the charity’s animal centres, and will soon be placed in a foster home when she’s well enough.
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Guide Dogs is encouraging dog owners across the UK to incorporate a variety of canine enrichment into their daily life to help maintain good mental health and wellbeing for their pets.
Courtesy Best Friends Animal SocietyThere are two main ways the public can help: by getting pets out of shelters through traditional methods like fostering , adopting, volunteering and donating — and by keeping pets out of shelters in the first place.
While this has brought a myriad of benefits to new dog owners, from helping them cope emotionally with the social isolation and stress of lockdowns to keeping them fit and active, the ending of restrictions has raised fresh challenges, among them how pets fit into their owners’ post-lockdown lifestyle.
Friend Donna Burgess is trying to raise the additional funds that were not covered by Hufflepuff’s insurance to help Ms Penda pay for her dog’s life saving treatment.
Thor has not been a good boy – but he is better now (Picture: Newsflash)A Brazilian dog got itself into a prickly predicament after attacking a porcupine for the second time in a year.Adriano said the councillor took the dog to the clinic, helped with the costs, and brought Thor home afterwards.
The 11-month-old puppy, named Frost, was abandoned as a result of her disability (Image: Yappy Ever After Dog Rescue)Speaking about how best to look after a hearing-impaired puppy, Ms Radford said: "One of the main challenges when caring for a deaf dog is recall.
‘As always, if the general guidance isn’t helping, there might be another reason your dog is pulling a lot on the lead – then we recommend getting in touch with an accredited animal behaviourist such as a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.’.
Valerie wants the dogs to know they were loved (Picture: SWNS)A woman who can’t handle the thought of old dogs dying alone has turned her home into a dog hospice.Valerie Reid, 44, started the non-profit Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary after she struggled to find a home for her family’s ageing Doberman.
He adds: ‘An accredited animal behaviourist will help create a reward-based training plan that is tailored to the individual dog, and suitable for their owners to carry out.If you do notice guarding behaviour, Dr Samantha says it’s important not to punish your dog for it, because ‘this will only make the problem worse’.
From well-known prohibited foods like chocolate to more surprising bad foods, the list of toxic food for dogs includes: Onions Garlic Chives Chocolate Macadamia nuts Avocado Artificial sweetener Grapes and raisins Alcohol Nutmeg Raw yeast dough Mushrooms It’s woof having to be told no – but sometimes it’s for their own good (Picture: Getty)As well as understanding that some foods have toxic ingredients, there are other foods that dogs should avoid in terms of physical issues digesting.