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RSPCA tips for keeping pets cool and comfortable as temperatures soar

Animal charity shares tips and tricks to make sure our pets are safe during this week’s June heatwave

As temperatures have soared this Bank Holiday weekend and look set to continue this week, the RSPCA offers advice, tips and DIY video tutorials to help pet owners keep their furry and feathered friends cool and comfortable.

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RSPCA advice to keep your pet comfortable in summer

Soaring temperatures can pose huge risks for our pets, wildlife and farm animals, and with forecasters predicting temperatures over 25 degrees and highs of up to 30 degrees across the country this week, many pet owners and animal lovers may be concerned about keeping animals safe during the heatwave.

RSPCA advice for keeping your pets cool

Soaring temperatures can pose huge risks for our pets, wildlife and farm animals, and with forecasters predicting temperatures over 25 degrees and highs of up to 30 degrees across the country this week, many pet owners and animal lovers may be concerned about keeping animals safe during the heatwave.

1 in 4 Brits will happily share bathroom with pet, new study shows


One in four Brits will happily share their bathroom with a pet, according to a new study by bathroom tile specialists Topps Tiles.

In the survey of bathroom habits, 25% of participants admitted to sharing their toilet time with an animal friend.

But are we getting too friendly with our pets? We asked dog expert Andrew Jones from Kennelstore to tell us about the pros and cons of letting animals share our bathroom space.

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Grace

Carlyn's beloved dog Grace.

Paws for the good stuff

A gratitude practice can help you have a more positive attitude to life.

Marley gets into a stick-y situation

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

Following the incident, vet charity PDSA is warning dog owners to avoid throwing sticks after Marley was left with life-threatening injuries.

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Episode 217 - Make your dog happy with Karen London and Nosey Barker

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Released Sat March 28, 2020
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In this podcast, Karen London considers how you can make your dog happier - what she says may surprise you! Kim Kaye talks about Nosey Barker and how she's helping dogs locally and beyond. Plus the DogCast Radio News. This podcast was produced during the UK's lockdown, but although that is referenced, this is an upbeat, happy podcast. Stay safe.

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Topsy and Tim

Topsy and Tim are Springer Spaniel/Collie crosses, are 13 weeks old and can live with a cat.

Staffie Buster

Buster is an eight year-old Staffie who can live

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241 - Andy Hale and National Happy Dog Day

In celebration of National Happy Dog Day on 9th September, certified behaviourist Andy Hale advocates moving past the "how" of dog training, and focusing on the "why". Andy's priority is the dog's emotional experience, and he and Julie discuss how we can allow our dogs to be happy. Join in the discussion online with the hashtag #HappyDogDay.

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.