Archive for November, 2015

Puppy trade trauma breeding troubled dogs

 Puppy Farming Portraits of three cross-breed puppies © RSPCA Photolibrary

If your puppy hasn’t had the right start to life, there can be lifelong consequences – for you and for them.

The first few months of your puppy’s life are vital – this is the ‘socialisation period’ – the time when they absorb the most information.

Your puppy’s experiences shape their personality and behaviour as an adult dog.

It’s never been more important to know where your puppy has come from.

An increasing number of puppies being bred continue reading ››

Lives lost in tragic house fire in Staffordshire

Last night, we attended a house fire to assist Staffordshire Fire Service where there were a number of animals inside the property.

It was reported that no people were inside the house.

Working alongside the fire service, ten dogs and four cats were rescued, surviving the blaze. However, tragically it’s believed three cats and a dog died as a result of the fire – despite attempts of resuscitation.

Compassionate and caring community

We’d like to say a huge thank continue reading ››

Fallen acorns can poison our pets

Acorns poison pets

Many birds, and some mammals like squirrels, need the acorns that fall from oak trees during the autumn as an important food source.

However, acorns are poisonous to some of our most loved pets and farm animals. Quercus, or acorn poisoning, can be fatal for dogs and horses, and cattle and sheep are most often affected

Symptoms of acorn poisoning

Most species of oak are considered toxic. If animals eat the young oak leaves, during the spring, or acorns, during … continue reading ››