Monday, 25 April 2011

The amazing things dogs can do

Dogs are brilliant, we all know that. But did you know that our four legged friends can also do other amazing things like –

1-Sniff out cancer. In a study carried out by scientists, a specially trained retriever managed to sniff out bowel cancer in patients in an amazing 9 out of 10 cases –

2-Tell when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. These dogs are called seizure alert dogs. When they know their owners are about to have an epileptic fit they give them a signal some minutes before so that the person can make sure they are in a safe place.
Read more about them here -

3-Tell when someone has low blood sugar. They can then alert their owner who can take the appropriate measures.

4-Get money out of a cash machine. Dogs are trained to do this for their disabled owners.
Read about the amazing assistance dog Endal here -

Thursday, 21 April 2011

When it's hot...

I like to keep cool by running through the wild garlic -

There are other ways to keep your dog cool this summer -

ALWAYS have fresh water available. Change this water regularly and if its outside then make sure its in the shade.

NEVER leave a dog in a hot car. Ask yourself - do I really need to take him in the car with me? If the answer is NO, then DON'T. Every summer dogs die in hot cars. Don't let your dog be one of them.

ADD some Rock Sulphur to your dog's water. It will keep it cool. Available from most pet shops.

SWIMMING is great exercise for dogs and will keep them cool. If there's no water nearby, then how about filling up a child's paddling pool? You're dog will love you.

NEVER leave dog food out. Cover it and pt it in the fridge if he won't eat it. You wouldn't want to eat food that flies have been all over, so why would you dog?

Carrots aren't just for bunnies
 CARROTS are great for keeping dogs cool. Remember to peel first. They have a high water content. Keep in fridge beforehand to ensure the carrots are as cold as they can be.