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Dr Michael Becker

Dr Michael Becker has all the information you need to keep your dog safe from heatstroke.

Dogs in Hot Cars Poster

“Sadly, we’ve seen a number of tragic cases over the years where dogs have died after being left inside a hot vehicle, and in most cases their owners were devastated and truly thought their dogs would be okay. It’s so important that people remember that ‘not long is too long’ when it comes to leaving your dog in the car, even if you only plan to be a few minutes.”

Dog in hot car

Since lockdown began on 23 March, the charity has received 330 calls with concern about animals in hot weather, and with temperatures set to rise to more than 30 degrees in some areas this week, the RSPCA is braced for hundreds more calls about animals at risk in the heat.


Marley has recovered

Marley has made a recovery but PDSA is urging owners to avoid throwing sticks after Marley was impaled


Marley recovering

Marley recovering after his operation


Don't throw sticks warns PDSA

Vet charity PDSA is warning owners not to throw sticks



A five-year-old Jack Russell cross narrowly dodged death after becoming impaled on stick during a game of fetch


Debbie Connolly

Debbie Connolly can help you transition your dog out of lockdown.

Melissa McCue McGrath shares her advice

Melissa McCue McGrath has the advice you need.

Melissa McCue McGrath

Melissa McCue McGrath is a dog trainer and author who has helped people through lockdown.


229 - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Help! My Dog is Scared of the Vet

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson talks about a wide range of dog, animal and pet related issues in a fascinating interview based around his book Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets. Through her book, Help! My Dog is Scared of the Vet, Toni Shelbourne is offering help to the many dogs who are afraid of the vet. The DogCast Radio News brings you all the dog related stories you might otherwise miss out on.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.