Dog Welfare

ARTICLES include...

Children & Dogs KC Safe & Sound.                          Four Paws  Dog Grooming
Christmas safety,                                                 Chris Sherwin 01782 838411
Fireworks,
Puppy plan.
Poisons.




⚠️ CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ⚠️           15/3/20

As the government has now moved to the delay phase I think we need to start to implement their recommendations to try and do our part to prevent the spread of it.
Whilst classes will still run as normal, unless advised otherwise by the WHO or government, we would advise that the following are adhered to with immediate effect:

✅please wash hands thoroughly before and after classes, hand washing facilities are available and bring hand sanitizer with you

✅limit the amount of contact with others in your group - we are a small club with small classes so this shouldn't be an issue

✅to reduce the amount of cross contamination, do not swap toys with each other or reward someone else's dog

✅if you have a raised temperature or are generally feeling unwell (cold/flu like symptoms) government advice is to self isolate for 7 days so please do not attend classes

✅If you are in one of the high risk groups please make your own decisions as to whether you continue to attend class during this outbreak.

✅Anyone who has experienced signs of illness after attending class must notify us immediately.

Whilst we dont wish to cause alarm or panic, we must look to ensure we are all sensible and taking the necessary precautions to look after each other.



The Kennel Club have recently sent out this press release entitled Don't Cook Your Dog please click on the link below and support their campaign.
                                                              
 
Click on the link below for information on common canine poisons.




Puppy socialisation plan from The Kennel Club & Dogs Trust

Please visit...   http://www.thepuppyplan.com  


 The control of dogs order 1992
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This mandates that any dog in a public place (even a vehicle) must wear a collar with the name (not the dogs) and address of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag.
 Your telephone number is optional (but advisable).

Micro chipping is compulsory from April 2016
 

Children and Dogs.
Visit The Kennel Clubs Safe & Sound Scheme. Which includes 'The Safety Factor challenge game.'



 
CHRISTMAS SAFETY.
Christmas treats and decorations can be very appealing to dogs and extremely harmful.    Be aware that these following items  are dangerous if eaten.
Chocolate, grapes and raisins,  Xylitol, a sweetner found in many sugar-free sweets is also dangerous. Car anti-freeze is sweet tasting and irresistible,   but fatal to dogs (and cats) even a small amount can kill.
Poinsettias and amaryllis along with mistletoe are poisonous and can cause mouth  & stomach irritation, even a small amount can be toxic.


FIREWORKS.
 Can strike dogs with a sense of  terror which can lead to injury. Not only are fireworks and bonfires particularly dangerous to dogs themselves, but the fear  they cause can make a dog behave out of character, such as chewing themselves, and may increase the risk of a dog bolting and running out into traffic. It is advisable for dog owners to keep their dogs safe inside the house and to create a stress-free environment where the dog can retreat.