It must be disheartening to firefighters when they save a pet, but the pet still dies because they need resuscitation. Ashland Fire Department in the US has no problem with this as they now own 12 animal oxygen masks and their team of 26 firefighters are capable of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on dogs, cats, hamsters, ferrets, birds and reptiles! The whole team of firefighters fully supported the training programme as one of them said: ‘None of them want to be in the situation I found myself in where there is a potential rescue of a pet and not be able to accomplish it.’
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Well a recent experiment suggests that dogs watch how we act with others to decide who their best bet is when it comes to begging for food.
Researchers in Italy took 100 dogs and their owners and placed them in a room where two of researchers were eating cereal and sausages.
The dogs watched as a third researcher entered the room and asked for some food. One of the researchers gave the food willingly while the other refused.
The dogs were then let loose and showed a strong tendency to approach the generous researcher.
Interestingly it appeared to be the tone of voice of that pulled the dogs towards the generous researcher. Suggesting that dogs “eavesdrop” to decide who they should approach for food, a trait not before associated with canines.
Last weekend’s heatwave brought on the first reminder from the RSPCA for pet owners to be mindful of leaving pets in cars and caravans.
The temperature in conservatories, cars and caravans can measure up to twice as much as the outside temperature which can lead to a severe heatstroke in pets and could even lead to death. It is not enough to leave the window open and leave a bowl of water for them as it will still get too hot for pets. The signs of heatstroke in dogs are: excessive panting, salivation, rise of pulse rate and lack of co-ordination. If you suspect that your dog has heatstroke, then seek medical advice immediately and move them to a cool place giving them only small amounts of water to drink.
The weather is due to get cooler again for the next few days, however, we have the summer yet to come, so caravanners must keep the wellbeing of their pets in mind when going on a camping/caravanning holiday.
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Now, it would seem, the revolution is imminent with new figures suggesting that the dog population of Britain is about to overtake that of cats.
Mintel, the consumer analyst, has released a report which estimates that the dog population of Britain has grown from 5m in 1970 to 8.3m today.
Meanwhile there has been a drop in the number of cats taking up residence in peoples homes. In 2004 the cats’ population, perhaps sensing the uprising of dogs, peaked at 9.6m. However, the numbers could not be maintained and they have now dipped to an estimated 8.6m.
The data was gathered from the Pet Food Manufacturers Association. Amongst the reasons suggested for the rise in dog population is the “celebrity culture” surrounding dogs at the minute, with a rise seen in the population of so called “hand bag” dogs including Pugs and Chihuahuas.
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When a two-year-old boy went missing in the US for 12 hours, he could still count on the family Labrador. The toddler wandered out of the house on Friday evening wearing only nappies and the temperatures were bitterly cold. The police launched a search with dog teams and found him in the early hours of Saturday morning. When he was found, he was accompanied by the family’s pet dog. A neighbour added: ‘Just thinking that a dog would watch a baby over the night, it’s kind of like a movie instead of real life’. The story proves again just how faithful our canine companions are and to reciprocate their commitment, deserve to be looked after by their owners equally.
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