Rascal

Rascal

I stare in disbelief at the emergency vet doctor trying, but still unable, to absorb the awful news. Our beloved Rascal, the smiling black and white Border Collie that we walk regularly, has a bleeding tumour on his spleen....
In October this year our council implemented a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) limiting the number of dogs a person in our local area can walk, which was unevidenced and only based on two anecdotal stories. Research shows that only...
Out walking with my 10-week-old puppy, I am often told how brave I am to have her off the lead. Some people are so incredulous they insist she must not be a puppy at all, but a ‘miniature whippet’....
Kane

Kane and Lilly

Our first dog was a Staffy cross from our local rescue centre. He was dark brindle and looked so sad in the kennel. He lent up against the wall with a look of despair, barely bothered to make eye...
Dr Jessica May, UK lead vet at the video vet service FirstVet, gives the inside track on how to celebrate Halloween with a dog, while avoiding any potential hazards. As the leaves start to fall and the nights draw in,...
It’s not news that today’s puppy buyers are paying hugely inflated prices due to Covid19 and in the run up to Christmas. But how many people are getting what they think they paid for? Well, lately C.A.R.I.A.D. has been receiving...
On World Animal Day (4 October) 20 years ago, FOUR PAWS founders Heli Dungler and Josef Pfabigan presented a '74 retro police bus as the first mobile veterinary clinic. What sounds curious today was then a pilot project of...
Now that we're a few weeks into the school term after the longest summer holiday ever, it’s not only the human family members that are facing an upheaval in what had become the normal routine. For dogs who are...
Coronavirus has forced more than a quarter of small businesses to pause or close-up completely, and if you've been one of those affected and have always wanted to re-start again and perhaps own your own pet business - but...
pokio goes to the vet

Pokio Goes to the Vet

The previous adventures of Pokio can be found here. Most dogs don’t like going to the vet but, as I mentioned in my first adventure, I don’t mind. Not only do I like playing with their little dog, but the lady...

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