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Wildlife charity has received brushes from all over the world
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Chatter box The RSPCA has reported a huge spike in the number of ‘designer’ dogs arriving into its care.

Figures published by the charity show there has been a 517 per cent increase in the number of French bulldogs arriving into its kennels. During that time, the charity has also seen an increase in dachshunds, chihuahuas, and crossbreeds.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and Dachshunds."

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Gene mutation causes sight loss in dogs and humans

Study finds ABCA4 mutation causes retinal degenerative diseases
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Pioneering fish skin graft saves dog with infected wound
Pioneering fish skin graft saves dog with infected wound

Spaniel’s wound was infected with resistant haemolytic E. coli
Drug-resistant 'superbug' gene found in UK dog
Drug-resistant 'superbug' gene found in UK dog

‘Surprise’ finding highlights need for routine surveillance
Wolves and dogs ‘collaborate equally well with humans’
Wolves and dogs ‘collaborate equally well with humans’

Study suggest wolves lead and dogs follow
Rehoming banned breeds to be discussed
Rehoming banned breeds to be discussed

Minister to discuss options with charities and MPs
Study highlights risks of feeding a raw meat diet
Study highlights risks of feeding a raw meat diet

Raw dog foods found to contain high levels of bacteria
Pug seized and sold on eBay by officials in German town
Pug seized and sold on eBay by officials in German town

Dog taken from family who had not paid taxes
Panel calls for dog breeders to put health over looks
Panel calls for dog breeders to put health over looks

Vets compare modern profiles with those from a century ago
College introduces innovative pet therapy scheme
College introduces innovative pet therapy scheme

Sessions to help students who feel stressed or suffer from anxiety
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New shearing guidance for farmers and contractors

Industry bodies have produced guidance for farmers and contractors on how to handle sheep during shearing to avoid stress and injury.

The guidance includes every step - from the presentation of sheep and facilities for shearing, through to using a contractor and shearers - and aims to ensure shearing is carried out safely, efficiently and with high standards of animal welfare.

Guide co-author Jill Hewitt from the NAAC said: “Shearing is a professional job that takes significant skill. Shearers take their responsibility to protect animal welfare very seriously and it will be a positive step to remind everyone of the importance of working together.’

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