Living


Thank you to those who have most kindly responded to the plea for help with the aftermath of bee stings in the column of August 14.
Dog or bitch? How do you decide? by Geraldine Cove-Print WHEN SOMEONE contacts rescue and firmly states that they want either dog or bitch we tend to presume they have a good idea of why they choose one over the other, but I seriously wonder if that is true.
British dog groomer of the year by Eileen Geeson MANY A dog lover has cried buckets over Lassie films, but for 35-year-old British Dog Groomer of the Year Mike Wildman it was the inspiration for a career.
Having mentioned a new specialist clinic for brachycephalic dogs a couple of weeks ago, I spotted an older article (Veterinary Times Nov 4 2013) on the subject of the brachycephalic dog and their eyes. It is an informative article aimed at vets...
Chow chows at the LKA by Nick Waters THE SECOND show was held on June 11 and 12 in the park of Holland House by kind permission of Lord and Lady Ilchester. Royalty was to be present and the police estimated there were around 5,000 people packing the grounds. It was reported that...
Yes I despair at the language used in various pronouncements, particularly by the Kennel Club. Its either mealy-mouthed dumbing down or over the top spin. I even despair at myself when I make a relatively tiny oversight, as I did in my article...
Health tests and rejuvenation by Jane Lilley An almost instant response came to my description of the sad tale of the two Afghan Hounds in the column of August 8 from Ian Millar, the breed heath co-ordinator for Schipperkes, who says that they have been dealing with MPS111B, which he...
A prewar sportsman and his dogs by Nick Waters With the grouse season already underway and with partridge, duck and geese coming in shortly and pheasant on October 1, I thought I would feature a sporting picture so have gone for one that is not the usual and frequently predictable dogs...
The family phenomenon of DeZynadog says farewell by Eileen Geeson When my old friend Trevor Flatt rang me to let me know that DeZynadog had been sold I knew this was a grooming phenomenon that needed to be shared.
Ebolavirus, Alabama rot and SCI by Steve Dean Ebolavirus is being continually reported in the news and has a horrifying reputation as an infection that kills nearly everyone it infects. Even more frightening is the revelation that there is no specific treatment or immunisation to protect...
Pro Kolin+ by Geraldine Cove-Print Once in a while Im offered a product for testing that Im already aware of and this week Im happy to say that this item has been tried and tested and found to be one of the most useful additions to the Crews first aid kit.
Bee stings, scratching and Spike by Jane Lilley A PLEA for help or even advice comes from Sue Young of the Barrowgreen Tibetan Spaniels about her Sasha who, in early July, was set upon by bees when she had the temerity to run up near their hive and was stung at least...
Spaniels and the sugar bowl by Nick Waters AS IN SO many breeds the origin of the Papillon is the subject of many theories, however it is generally accepted that the breed is descended from the European Toy Spaniels...
Importance of getting the home check right by Geraldine Cove-Print ONE OF the most important components of dog rescue is the home check and of course the home check is only as good as the person assigned to check the home!
A clinic for brachycephalic dogs by Steve Dean THE ROYAL Veterinary College has announced the formation of a dedicated clinic for brachycephalic dogs. On the surface this seems to be a good idea but underlying this announcement is some surprising comments attributed to the clinicians involved...
The many forms of dog aggression by Nick Honor IF YOU live with dogs, especially if you live with a group of dogs, you will almost have certainly seen dogs using aggressive behaviour.
The bravery of owners speaking up by Jane Lilley I HAVE just heard from Jillian Knight-Messenger of a most distressing disease known as canine genetic disease and to warn of this, she has forwarded the heart-rending story of two Afghan Hounds as follows:
Delicate Derbyshire Greyhound by Nick Waters GREYHOUNDS have a long history of artistic representation in European art and sculpture stretching right back to ancient Rome and other civilisations and I have featured them on a number of occasions in the column.
Stripping the Wirehaired Dachshund by Eileen Geeson SUE JOHNSON, treasurer of the Wirehaired Dachshund Club writes that she read with interest the Grooming Box on hand stripping of the terrier breeds.
mainsite