Countryside Code

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Do Something Amazing - Give Blood

Did you know that dogs could give blood? I became a blood donor 18 years ago and to date have donated 45 pints of blood. Whilst at a donor session I met my local vet who told me that dogs could become blood donors, I duly made enquires and my Black Labrador, Gabriel has successfully donated 12 pints of blood; he is now retired. But my Fox Red Labrador has now become a blood donor and successfully has donated 8 pints of blood.

Donating blood is a passion and I am dedicated to helping others and also feel very strongly about dog blood donors, knowing how much my dog means to me ~ we are happy to help. Why not follow the links today to find out about donating blood. Click here for more information.

Hot Dogs

Don't leave your dog alone in a car. If it’s very warm outside and you’re going out in the car, think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car.

It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny day, even when it’s not that warm. In fact, when it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can soar to 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes. Unlike humans, dogs pant to help keep themselves cool. In a hot stuffy car, dogs can’t cool down – leaving a window open or a sunshield on your windscreen won’t keep your car cool enough. Dogs die in hot cars.

Under the Animal Welfare Act you now have a legal duty to care for your animal and if you put your animal at risk, you could face prosecution. You would also have to live with the fact that your thoughtless action resulted in terrible suffering for your pet. (RSPCA ©2011)

Grass Seeds

These are more of a problem that you could ever imagine you should commit yourself every single time you come back from a walk to look in between your dogs toes checking for seeds/darts about to enter your dogs foot which can travel inside your dogs leg.

Dogmanners can recommended an expert local groomer, Dee Newman who can be contacted via email


Did you know that chocolate is poisonous to dogs?

When a dog eats chocolate, it is possible that the dog can get very sick; Chocolate contains two substances that are toxic to dogs: theobromine and caffeine. You can recognize that your dog has eaten a toxic dose of chocolate from the symptoms. Within the first few hours, the evidence includes vomiting, diarrhea or hyperactivity. As time passes and there's increased absorption of the toxic substance, you'll see an increase in the dog's heart rate, which can cause arrhythmia, restlessness, hyperactivity, muscle twitching, increased urination or excessive panting. This can lead to hyperthermia, muscle tremors, seizures, coma and even death. Should you dog show any of the above signs please contact your vet.

Please be extra careful with those Christmas chocolates and Easter Eggs.

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