Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Chewing gum might be great in giving you fresh breath at an instant, but the same won’t hold true to your pet dog. In fact, it could even put their lives at risk. Emergencies, such as your pet accidentally ingesting gum, need the immediate attention of trusted vets in Croydon to avoid further complications—a lesson pet owners could learn from Ollie, the four-year-old English Springer Spaniel. According to his owner, Denise Benzie, Ollie found a large box of gum left on a bed in their home and devoured around ten tablets before wolfing down most of the container. The gum in question contained xylitol, a substance known to cause severe poisoning among dogs and even cats. After consulting with a vet over the phone, Denise immediately took Ollie to the clinic for treatment. Luckily, Ollie survived the ordeal, while his liver function remained under observation for a few days.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Having a pet dog is by far one of the best experiences a person can have in his life. There are moments you and your pet could share, from holidays, memorable walks in the park, and other memories you can make with them. Similar to people, however, dogs grow older each day, making them slower and more susceptible to health problems. Some dog breeds don’t have the luxury of a long life expectancy, while others could reach as old as 16 or 17 years (sometimes even 18)—this is, of course, only possible with proper care and regular visits to reliable vets in Surrey. There are other ways you can take care of your pet dog as he begins to reach the prime of his life, or when the time comes that he won’t have the same amount of energy he had when you first brought him home.
Saturday, 7 March 2015
According to the Croydon Advertiser, the town’s favourite dog is the Staffordshire bull terrier. This conclusion stemmed from an analysis performed by the BBC of pet microchip data from pet registration companies Animalcare and Petlog. The analysis uncovered that there are around 2,600 of the breed tagged, double the number of any other breed as the nearest contender populations are Labradors and Jack Russells at around 1,300 each. This love for the Staffordshire bull terrier seems to extend to the majority of London.
Friday, 6 March 2015
Despite losing one eye to infection, Phoebe, a pug abandoned in Bletchingly, is now thriving in a new home, according to a report in Surrey Mirror . It had been quite a journey for the little pug who was abandoned as a five-week-old pup by her previous owner. It was the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) who took care of the pug around Christmas of last year. She was brought by a concerned citizen to the organisation’s base in South Godstone last December 23, needing immediate attention because one of her eyes was severely infected. The organisation then presented a public appeal leading to substantial donations amounting to hundreds of pounds from the public.