There are approximately eight million dogs in the UK. They keep us company, assist the deaf, blind, elderly and disabled, sniff out drugs, track down criminals and even go to war alongside their human companions. Dogs, in short, really are man’s best friend.
But with the rise of social media and online shopping, more and more people are being unwittingly duped by puppy farmers into buying a dog that is born into dirty, disease-ridden conditions and often comes with a lifetime of health problems.
Recent research from the Kennel Club suggests that one in every three UK dog owners may have unwittingly bought their new pet from a puppy farm. Furthermore, one in five of these pups will need long-term veterinary care or die before they are six months old.
Paula from London knows only too well the heart-breaking consequences of buying a farmed puppy. After responding to an online ad for Westie pups, she was surprised by what she found when she arrived at the breeders: “There were lots of different breeds of dog running around, more than I imagined there would be. The puppy we looked at seemed healthy and happy so we decided to bring him home.”
Less than 24 hours later Paula found herself at the vets with her new pup, who was suffering from severe diarrhoea. “A course of antibiotics seemed to clear things up, but a few days later I got a call from a friend whose child had started having
A stray puppy, 2-3 weeks old, was found on the streets of Kerr Serigne and taken to the surgery with it’s mother. The other 4 puppies of the litter had died …
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Bear Patch Dog Dress. Your pup will look as pretty as a princess in this tank dress. Made with soft white and baby pink cotton fabric, featuring a double ruffle skirt and dainty bow at the waist. Embroidered bear wearing a tiara is framed on the back with a complementary pink border and surrounding dots. It’s the perfect combination of cute comfort! Sizing: XS: Neck 5-7 in. I Chest 8.5-10.5 in. I Length 5-6.5 in. S: Neck 9-11 in. I Chest 11-13 in. I Length 6.5-9 in. M: Neck 9.5-10.5 in. I Chest 13-15.5 in. I Length 9-11 in. L: Neck 11.5-12.5 in. I Chest 16.5-17.5 in. I Length 11.5-12.5 in.
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Nov 21, 2013 3:56pm It’s the oldest story in the book: “The dog ate my homework.” However, for Payton Moody, 13, of Englewood, Colo., who slaved away for hours on her candy-covered volcano project, that story became painfully true not only for her, but for her poor dog, Reggie. The 2-year-old yellow Labrador