We now have a Microchip Scanner.... testing we discovered one dog that had been chipped didn't register on the scanner...the chip had 'gone' or stopped working. So after a visit to the vet (who also couldn't find it) a new chip was inserted.
So, if you would like your dog's chip checked please ask.
When using it one weekend we found most dogs showed concern having the scanner placed near their neck... So, Pat suggested we do this as a training class exercise.... so we will do this by passing the scanner round to a difference class each week.
“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the
illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty
in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”
When seeking out information on diet, and other matters relating to
your dog's well-being, and where advice is offered as the result of research,
than if possible check out who funded the research -research for the most part
will find in favour of the company funding it.
Which compnay owns the food I feed my dog?
Barking Heads - Pet Food UK Ltd.
Hills - Colgate-Palmolive
Burns - Burns Pet Nutritions Ltd.
Oscars - Oscar Pet Foods
Iams/Eukanuba - Proctor & Gamble
Royal Canin - James Wellbeloved - Pedigree - Chappie - The Mars Group
Proplan - Beta - Omega - Bakers - Purina - Nestle
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