Therapy dogs helping children, story here. Hearing dogs, PAT dogs, Guide dogs, sniffer dogs, CPI dogs... certainly Man's Best Friend. Which is why it makes me so angry that so many of them are mistreated by so many people.
You want the best for your dog - especially when it comes to his food. You read labels and try to choose the brand and formula that will nourish your furry friend.
That's why you'll be as shocked to discover that dozens of today's top-selling brands - names you thought you could trust, like Beneful, Pedigree, Purina and more - may not contain the wholesome, healthy ingredients you want for your dog.
Take Beneful. The package makes it look like manna from heaven with a healthy pup, fresh veggies, and what look like real chunks of meat. Unfortunately, the pictures make the food seem better than it is. The reality is this stuff is AWFUL for your dog. It's full of sugar, artificial colors, and 3 unnamed animal sources. And very little vegetables.
At last someone else got the figure right. I've been saying nearer 100,000 every year since I looked at the figures back in 2015 for my presentation at the PAES conference.
Let's look at the figures.
Estimated ANNUAL figures for uncontrolled breeding of galgos.
Back in the early 1990’s, a friend of mine who was a Daily Mail staff photographer, was visiting the Castila-la Mancha province. His guide walked him into an olive grove where he photographed the olive trees, many of which had a dead galgo hanging from them, which made headlines in the paper.
In 2009 SOS Galgos (Barcelona) claimed on their website that 160 galgos were abandoned every day.
On 14th February 2017 Congress voted on a reform to the Spanish civil code so that animals are considered "sentient beings", instead of things. Have already collected 243.000 Signatures from the #observatoriodejusticiaydefensaanimal is calling for reform in the civil code for all the animals are considered sentient.
It's only a proposal, but the Congress approved it unanimously.
I took this from a post on a facebook page - it is a very sad story but the information it contains is vitally important for all dog and cat owners
10/2/2017 Last evening our dogs Dexter & Georgie very suddenly fell gravely ill, sending our world into turmoil. We are keen for awareness to be raised about what happened to these fur-babies. Here is their story.
I would like to share with you our last horrific 24 hours in a hope that it may bring awareness to those of you who may also be unaware of a danger we have in our gardens that is potentially fatal to our beloved dogs.. (or cats, although they probably would have more sense)
Last year I published a warning about the result of using Bravecto oral flea and tick treatment on dogs - there is a continuing campaign being run on a facebook page to have it banned. Many contributors have had dogs become seriously ill and in many cases after vets have recommended using it. Here is the link to the article I published about it on my other blog Galgo News.