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PDSA's PAW Report reveals worrying drop in pet vaccination

Plunge in vaccinations is a ticking time bomb for UK pets, vet charity warns

Over 7 million pets at risk of suffering and disease through lack of vaccination, PDSA’s latest PAW Report finds

Latest findings from leading vet charity PDSA reveal a record decline in the number of young pets receiving their vaccinations, leaving millions of much-loved pets unprotected and exposed to potentially fatal diseases.

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PDSA's 219 PAW Report finds over 7 million pets could be at risk of deadly diseases as pets are left unprotected

Bruno

Bruno contracted deadly parvovirus and needed urgent treatment at PDSA's Stoke Pet Hospital. He's now on the road to recovery

Nikki and Bruno

PDSA Vet Nurse Nikki Harris with Bruno, who is now recovered after contracting deadly parvovirus.

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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Lazy Daisy crowned UK pet slimmer of the year

A formerly bulging Bulldog – who was so lazy she had to be bribed with ham to exercise – has been crowned PDSA Pet Fit Club Champ after shedding over a quarter of her bodyweight.

Diet queen Daisy, from Middlesbrough, beat off competition from huge hounds, fat cats and round rabbits, who were all battling the bulge in our six-month diet and exercise programme.

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The needs of millions of pets neglected - PDSA

If only we took the time to understand the needs of our pets better, sad news from the PDSA:
 

A shocking new animal welfare report by leading veterinary charity, PDSA, reveals millions of pets are more aggressive, overweight and misunderstood than ever due to fundamental gaps in pet owners’ animal welfare knowledge.

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211 - Doglogy University and how to find a good dog trainer

In this episode, hear Matthew Lamarand's secret of training - which is totally free and inside yourself! Plus Rachel Rodgers tells you how to find a good trainer and/or behaviourist - and why "balanced" training is to be avoided. And we have the latest dog news stories from around the world in the DogCast Radio News. Whether you're cuddling a canine on the couch, or having a hike with a hound, we're the ideal podcast to listen to!

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.