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October To March

Between these months please check here on the day you are coming as training  classes may need to be called off because of the weather

 

One Training Treat that most dogs love is Liver Cake

This is how I make my

Liver Cake

Using a standard pack of Liver from a Supermarket

Lambs or pigs liver is best (ox liver contains higher level of vitamin A)

 Place the Liver in a liquidizer and then blend in

 3 eggs in their shells (the shells are a good source of Calcium)

Optional is to add a little fresh raw garlic (not from a jar)

Place the mixture in a bowl and mix in porridge oats the mixture should be a reasonably firm consistency.

Place in a baking tin and cook at 180 degrees for around 30 minswhen cold cut into small pieces and bag what you don't want to use straight away can be put in the freezer

 

 

 

 

 

FEEDING RAW

 www.therawvet.co.uk

Check My Diet!

Worried your dog isn't getting everything he needs? 

Feeding a fresh diet is great for your dog, but balancing it correctly can be complicated....

 Many homemade (raw or cooked) diets suffer from deficiencies which may affect your dog over time. Some deficiencies can take a year or more to be apparent, others may never be outwardly noticeable but may shorten your dog's life. 

 Common deficiencies include zinc causing dry, flakey or itchy skin and antioxidant vitamin E resulting in cell damage and increased risk of cancer. Manganese deficiencies may be almost invisible but can lead to weakened ligaments and conditions like ruptured cruciates. This means that the fact your dog 'looks fine' may not be enough.

The 'Check my Diet' service can assess your dog's whole diet​

We use the nutritional information for every single ingredient that you feed to accurately calculate nutrient levels provided. We compare these to recognised nutritional recommended allowances and let you know if there are likely to be deficiencies. 

Who is this service for? 

   Dogs eating raw diets 

    Dogs eating homemade cooked diets

      Dogs eating a mix of kibble food and home cooked food

      Healthy, adult dogs. (It is not suitable for growing puppies or dogs with systemic illness).

    Under or overweight dogs - your diet check also contains an accurate calorie count - this can help in your weight management plan. 

What do you get? 

     A copy of a nutritional breakdown for your dog's diet including amino acids, vitamins, minerals, calorie counts and fatty acids. 

A paragraph detailing any deficiencies your diet may have. We also take into account nutritional interactions (e.g. calcium phosphorus ratios, fatty acid ratios) that may cause an issue. We also consider the bioavailability of your ingredients - some vitamins in plants are not absorbed as well as the same vitamin in meat.

Broad suggestions of whole foods or supplements that you might want to use to correct any deficiencies.

How do I 'Check my Diet'

Just pop to the online shop and purchase a 'Check My Diet' consult. Your purchase will provide you with a digital form to fill and email back. We need as much information as you can provide - for example - for 'chicken' should provide the weight in grams that you feed, the cut that is used (leg, wing, breast, minced whole birds), whether bone is included and perhaps even whether the bird was free range. All of these things change the nutritional content of the food you use. 

Please allow 2 weeks for return of your nutritional breakdown - I am still an active veterinary surgeon during the day so cannot work on 'Check my Diet' every day. Please do let me know if it is urgent and I will do my best to get it done as quickly as possible! 

 www.therawvet.co.uk

 

CCEG Golden Oldies

Rosie we will say is 10 plus as being with Pat is her 4th home and Dis 13 years

Maddie 13 years

How old we don't know but we helped them and I love them

 

 

Alabama Rot

Alabama rot, also known as CRGV (Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy), is a very rare potentially life-threatening diseasethat blocks and damages theblood vessels in a dog’s skin and kidneys. Affecteddogs will often develop ulcers or sores on the bottom part of their legs and will go on to develop kidney failure, which is often fatal. At the moment the only way to confirm Alabama rot is by analysing tissue from the dog’s kidney after it has died.

 What causes Alabama rot?

The cause of Alabama rot is not known and so unfortunately diagnosing and treating an affected dog can be very difficult. Many of the dogs that died from Alabama rot had been walking in muddy woodland areas during winter and spring months, so it’s thought that wet muddy conditions may somehow be linked to the cause.

 How common is Alabama rot?

Alabama rot is a well-publicised, but very rare disease that is known to have affected around 150 dogs in the UK between November 2012 and March 2018. Reports of Alabama rot seem to be on the increase, which may be because more dogs are becoming affected, or that vets and owners are more aware of the condition.

Where is Alabama rot found in the UK?

When Alabama rot was first noticed, most of the cases appeared to be around the New Forest area. Since then, affected dogs have been found throughout the UK. There are no reported cases in East Anglia to date the nearest being Stanstead Abbotts

 What are the signs of Alabama rot?

  • Marks, sores or ulcers on the skin 
  • Skin ulcers usually appear on the legs or paws, but could appear anywhere on the body, including the head, tummy, around the mouth and nose, or on the tongue. These marks may appear as an area of redness or could look like a cut, bruise, sting or open sore. These signs could be caused by a large number of different things, but in a small number of cases this could be the first signs of Alabama rot. Always speak to your vet if your dog unexpectedly develops any of these signs.
  • Kidney failure
    • Being off their food.
    • A change in drinking.
    • Being sick.
    • Not weeing as much.
    • Being tired.
  • Signs of kidney failure usually appears around three days after the marks on the skin, but can appear more quickly, or may sometimes take up to ten days. Signs that there are problems with the kidneys include:

If you’re concerned that your dog might have Alabama Rot it’s very important that you speak to your vet as soon as possible.

see other hearth concerns on the Disney Diaries Page....

 

  

Roll of Honor

The Ted Saberton CCEG Dog of the Year Award
In Memory of Ted who was a member and helped cceg in all sorts of ways.....

Molly with Sally 2009

Coco with Phoebe  2010

Arthur with Sue  2011

Scamp with Angela  2012

Jackson with Sue  2013

Yarna with Trevor 2014

Winne with Sam and Baxter with Richard & Sheila joint winners 2015

Bella with Barbarba  2016

Taro with Tat 2017

Tilly with Sheila 2018

Special Awards For  Advance Training

Piya with John  2015

Koda with Elaine  2016

The GSD Zimba CCEG Brave Heart Award
Presented In Memory of my lad GSD Zimba

Zimba with Alan 2013

Kane with Donna &  Nessa with Alan joint holders  2014

Hepsi with Joyce 2015

Susue with Julia  2016

Bryn with Jan 2017

Kylie with Selwyn 2018

The Joan Dutton CCEG Life Time Achievement Award
Presented in Memory of Joan Dutton

Disney with Pat  2010

Lux with Nat  2011

Bracken with Lousie  2012

Kaiser with Tracey  2013

Bryn with Jan  2014

Capt Lego with Lorriane 2015

Freddie with Carol  2016

Lola with Danni 2017

Bambi with Gail 2018

 The CCEG Platinum Award Holders

Disney with Pat 2010

Byan with Jan 2010

Sky with Gill  2012

Yogi with Rut  2012

Wisp with  Paul 2012

Piya with John  2017

Bambi with Gail  2017

Koda with Elaine  2017

Perry with Tracey  2017

CCEG Special Awards

In  2017 for  20 or more years of outstanding contribution to CCEG

Pat - Tracey - Jan - Vickie - Carol & Alan

In 2018  Anjela for her outstanding work with GSD's in need of love, help and homes

Microchip Scanner

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.

 

“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.”
Dean Koontz,

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

This site is worth a visit

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

 

Graphic from www.cybergifs.com/dogs & www.fuzzyfaces.com

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