Archive for July, 2015

How long do dogs live and common dog health problems

Girl and dog on the beach © RSPCA Photolibrary

Almost a quarter of British households own a dog – man’s best friend indeed. With such variation of types, breeds and sizes, we feel owners should be able to find out how long their dog may live, and what health problems they could encounter in their lifetime.

That’s one of the reasons why we’ve funded an important VetCompass PhD project to collect information on inherited diseases and dog life expectancy.

The following infographics reveal how long our dogs may live, … continue reading ››

Nibbles shows us why rehabilitation matters

Nibbles when he arrived for assessment

Due to the nature of our job to rescue animals from often difficult and upsetting situations, many of the animals who come into our care need rehabilitating, be that physically or mentally.

We give medical treatment to over 320,000 animals annually to make sure they’re ready to go to new homes, where they’ll be loved and cared for, as every animal deserves.

A puppy’s second chance

Back in February, an inspector received a report of a young lurcher. Now named … continue reading ››

Do what you love for animals who need you

Kathryn ready to run for Team Animal

There are animals everywhere who need our help. They may need rescuing from a life of cruelty, need life saving surgery, or they may just need food and somewhere safe to stay.

The good news is, we can all make a difference to the lives of animals. My advice is to do what you love, and raise money for animals while you’re doing it. Our fundraising ideas are always helpful for a little inspiration.

Kathryn, a Team Animal winner

I … continue reading ››