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mini woof posted on facebook on Thursday 11 April, this was viewed by over 500 people!!

Today’s mini woof tip from the Puppy Club
When going out on your puppy walks always take your mobile phone. 
Have your vet’s number listed on your phone and be aware of their emergency service policy. 
If you don’t already know what the emergency service is – please check this out today, don’t wait until you need it (hopefully you never will). Always be prepared woof woof 


mini woof posted on facebook on Friday 12 April, this was viewed by over 400!

Today’s mini woof tip from the Puppy Club
Puppy Collar - please remove your puppy’s collar before allowing him/her to be in a crate or in a puppy pen when you are not there to supervise. Your puppy could easily get the collar or attached id disk caught on the bars whilst jumping up. Your puppy could easily start to hang themselves in their panic to get free. 
Please keep your puppy safe woof woof. 




If you puppy eats any of the food below please give you vet a call and seek advice. 

Keep safe woof woof.


1. Chocolate

Chocolate for humans can be extremely dangerous for dogs and should always be avoided. It contains a chemical called theobromine which can have enormous detrimental effects on the heart and kidneys of dogs and can, if consumed in large enough quantities, be fatal. Chocolates made specifically for dogs don't contain theobromine and are completely safe.

2. Onions

Onions can cause severe sickness in dogs and large quantities should be avoided. The chemical thiosulphate contained in onions can cause a condition known as haemolytic anaemia where the dog's red blood cells start to burst while circulating the body. Needless to say, this can be very serious and may even be fatal. All forms of onion can be problematic and poisoning can arise equally from a single large dose of onion or with several subsequent meals containing small amounts of onion. Garlic also contains thiosulphate but at much lower levels so small amounts are usually safe.

3. Grapes and raisins

Although we don't fully understand why, grapes and grape products like raisins can cause potentially life-threatening renal failure in dogs and so should never be fed. That goes for all types of grapes, whether seeded or not.

4. Macadamia nuts

Recent studies have shown that surprisingly small quantities of macadamia nuts (as few as six nuts in some cases) can cause severe mobility issues for dogs. Symptoms include muscle tremors, weakness, muscle pain, swelling of the limbs and paralysis of the hind-quarters. Fortunately, although highly distressing, all of these effects seem to be temporary.

5. Xylitol

Xylitol is widely used as a natural sweetener in many human foods (especially chewing gum and low-calorie sweets and deserts) and while it is fine for us it can be quite dangerous for our dogs. Larger doses can cause low blood sugar and liver failure, both of which can be life-threatening.