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Breakthrough update from Wood Green

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Since the launch of Breakthrough in 2016, we have been carrying out studies with Chris Bennett at Wood Green – The Animals Charity – in Godmanchester, to demonstrate the results that Breakthrough produces. Chris Bennett has an update on three of the dogs currently on Breakthrough. Jasper Jasper who arrived from Thailand approximately a month ago was quite nervous of …

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Canine Life Stages

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Just as human medical care might be divided into neonatal, paediatric, young adult, adult, and geriatric, so canine health care and nutrition is often split into ‘life-stages’. Neonate covers the time from birth to the start of weaning at 3 to 4 weeks. During this period the puppy is totally dependent on its mother. In the first two weeks puppies …

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Hyperactivity – Does It Really Exist?

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Coping with a high energy dog can be a challenge but labelling a dog as being hyperactive may not be a true evaluation of a dog’s behaviour. Hyperactivity or hyperkinesis is a medical condition with certain associated physiological symptoms and is relatively uncommon. A dog which is reactive, unable to settle in familiar environments, has lack of focus, an inability …

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Are bones really safe for your dog?

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One of the most divisive issues among dog owners and, to be fair, veterinary surgeons is that of whether dogs fare better on raw diets or on foods specifically manufactured to a reproducible formula and quality. Many argue that, as omnivores, dogs were originally designed to bring down prey and to eat it raw, including the vegetable contents of the …

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Breakthrough progress update with Wood Green

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Since the launch of Breakthrough in 2016, we have been carrying out studies with Chris Bennett at Wood Green – The Animals Charity – in Godmanchester, to demonstrate the results that Breakthrough produces. Chris Bennett has an update on three of the dogs currently on Breakthrough. Sheba We first heard about Sheba back in February this year. Sheba was rescued …

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What Makes a Good Dog Diet?

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What makes a good dog diet? A simple question that opens a whole can of worms! The short answer is that a good dog diet is one which keeps the dog in good physical and mental condition, is enjoyed by the dog, is safe for the dog and the people around it, and which fits the owner’s budget. If you …

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Things We Do That Our Dogs Hate

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Isn’t it strange that we think some of the things that our pets do are funny? I doubt we’d laugh at our children or friends if they did something embarrassing or unexpected because we’d be cautious about causing them a degree of social discomfort, but, somehow, we think it’s different if a cat or dog looks stupid wearing a Matelot …

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Lead Reactivity

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Living with a reactive dog can be challenging, but don’t despair. Understanding more about the motivation and emotions involved will make it easier to begin the process of re-training. There are lots of techniques used with reactive dogs, all with different titles, but the key to them all is management and controlled exposures. ‘How can I control exposures when I …

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Kennel Stress

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Kennel stress is a very common problem that rescue workers encounter in dogs in their care. Rescue kennels are stressful environments for most dogs and that stress can have a major impact on their welfare and management – and ultimately their chances of being adopted. However, not all dogs coming into a shelter suffer from acute or chronic stress. This …

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A New Rehomed Dog?

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Bringing an adult dog or older puppy into your home can present a few challenges, both for you and the dog. Whether your new dog is a rescue with an uncertain past, purchased to join your working team or taken on from a family member or friend, it will take a little time for him to settle in. Find out …