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Battersea helping owners to help their pets in Hounslow

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is working in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow to answer pet owner’s needs at a free community event on Tuesday 13 February.

The pet drop-in event is available to all local pet owners to ask for any advice about their dog or cat. It will also give a chance for owners to get their dog microchipped for free. There’ll also be a free dog tag engraving service available.

Date: Tuesday 13 February

Time: 11am – 3pm

Address: Southville Community and Children’s Centre, Southville Road, Feltham, TW14 8AP

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The 12 days of Christmas RSPCA style


RSPCA searches for homes for some of the festive pets in rescue this Christmas

Christmas is a time of love and kindness - and the RSPCA is urging animal-lovers who think they have room in their homes for a pet this festive season to consider rescuing.

The largest and oldest animal welfare charity expects to take in around 19,000 animals during the Christmas period - and has thousands more already in its care patiently waiting to find their fur-ever homes.

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Keep your pets warm this winter

The days are growing shorter and colder in the northern hemisphere as we head towards Christmas. We may be hoping for – and singing about – a white Christmas, but the cold weather may not be so welcome for some of our pets, including dogs.

The RSPCA is urging people to get ready for cold weather, and make sure their animals will stay safe when the temperature drops.
Here’s some action you can take to make a difference for your pets, and for wilflife too:

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Review - The Secret Life of Pets

You know that fridge magnet that says, “You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps!”? Well you don’t have to love animals to enjoy The Secret Life of Pets, but it will help.

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RSPCA estimates £250 million could be spent on pet presents this Christmas

And millions of pets could be ‘giving’ presents too

Pet owners could splurge up to a whooping £250 million* on Christmas presents for their pets this year…...and millions of pets may be ‘buying’ gifts for other people too, an RSPCA survey has revealed.

Almost nine out of ten (90%) of pet owners polled by the RSPCA will be treating their pet to a pressie and 43 per cent admitted that they will be buying gifts for other people from their pets.

The festive survey of more than 200 pet owners discovered:

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Take part if the PDSA biggest ever UK pet survey

The PDSA wants you to take part in The Big Pet Survey 2015 to help them
compile a report about the nation's pets' health.

You can see previous reports at the PDSA
site
to see the insight the surveys give, as well as tips and
expert advice on giving your pet the right care to keep them healthy
and happy.

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Stressful statistics

I'm amazed - and horrified - at the statistics below:

 
Are we really a nation of animal lovers?
A quarter give their pets away when they move home
 

While our beloved pets are always said to be an integral part of the family, almost a quarter of people (24%) admit to getting rid of their pet when they move home.

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We do tricks for treats!!!

Nina and Shiloh enjoying a little "dress-up" for halloween!!!
Nina is the ultimate diva princess and Shiloh is the perfect example of a male... lost in space on their way from Mars!!!!
Sandy
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Episode 5 - What is my dog thinking?

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Released Sat November 12, 2005
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  • Italian Greyhound breed profile with interviews
  • Training tip from Mim Edwards of Adelaide Pet Dog Training Australia
  • Interview with Gwen Bailey, author of "What is my dog thinking?"
  • Puppy Playtime for younger listeners
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Episode 21 - Dog Paddling Adventures and healing dogs

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Released Sat July 8, 2006
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  • Dog Paddling Adventures - interviews
  • Animal healing - interview
  • News
  • Two Minute Fiction
  • Puppy Playtime
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196 - The Wisdom of Wolves with Jim and Jamie Dutcher

This episode focuses on the incredible experiences of Jim and Jamie Dutcher, living with a pack of wolves. In this fascinating interview, Jim and Jamie tell Julie in detail about their time with the Sawtooth Pack. Along the way they share insights into what a wolf family is like, the wolves' attitude towards pups and immature wolves, the sounds the wolves made, how wolves interact with the natural world around them - and what that tricky term "alpha" really means. There are also lots of anecdotes illustrating the subjects discussed. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and sadly, a tribute to Buddy, who passed away earlier this month.

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.