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Help dogs adjust to Covid-19 face masks

More and more people are wearing masks out in public and, with new rules in place for certain public spaces, the RSPCA is offering dog owners tips on how to get their pets used to these new face coverings.

Since 15 June, in England, everyone travelling on public transport must wear a face covering and, in Wales, a three-layer covering is recommended where physical distancing is not possible.

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Masks and dogs

More and more people are wearing masks out in public and, with new rules in place for certain public spaces, the RSPCA is offering dog owners tips on how to get their pets used to these new face coverings.

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.

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Help your dog adjust when you go back to work after lockdown

As some return to work, RSPCA issues advice to dog owners to help their pets adjust

The RSPCA is urging dog owners to prepare their pets for their return to work and a change to their lockdown routine.

For many of us, life has changed significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown - and it’s also changed for our dogs. When the restrictions are lifted, we will have to adjust again to returning to our normal routines. And our dogs will too.

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After Lockdown

As some return to work, RSPCA issues advice to dog owners to help their pets adjust.

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RSPCA receives 40 abandonment reports a day during coronavirus lockdown


More than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals to RSPCA since lockdown began
The RSPCA has received more than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals across England & Wales since lockdown began - that’s 40 a day.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to rescue animals most in need.

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RSPCA receives 40 abandonment reports a day during coronavirus lockdown.

Not just a one-trick pony! RSPCA rescue dog does 2.6 challenge to encourage animal lovers to take part

Tod the rescue dog showed the world his repertoire of 26 tricks - including ringing a bell - to encourage animal lovers to take part in the 2.6 challenge and raise much-needed funds for the animal welfare charity.

The week-long challenge kicked off yesterday (Sunday 26 April) when the London Marathon would have held its 40th annual event and is asking participants to do a challenge around the number 2.6 or 26.

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Tod

Tod the rescue dog showed the world his repertoire of 26 tricks - including ringing a bell - to encourage animal lovers to take part in the 2.6 challenge and raise much-needed funds for the animal welfare charity.

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220 - Keeping dogs safe from theft, loss and heat stroke

We all want to keep our dogs as safe, happy and healthy as possible - but there are so many dangers out there. Debbie Matthews founded Vets Get Scanning after her dogs were stolen, and has spent the last 14 years campaigning to increase the chance of missing and lost dogs of being reunited with their owners. You can help make our dogs safer. Dr Michael Becker is a critical care veterinarian who has everything you need to know about heatstroke in dogs. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

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.