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  1. Canine Superheroes At The Pet Blood Bank UK

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    Dog on operating table at vets

    Today (14th June 2019), is World Blood Donor Day. An important day to remind all of us who are capable of doing so that taking 20 minutes from your schedule to give blood could save someone’s life. Did you know that your dog could offer that same gift? Dogs go through life-threatening operations, occasionally needing blood transfusions to survive and, just like us, they need the same species to donate that life-saving red elixir. Could your dog be eligible to be a canine superhero?

  2. The Most 'Average' Dog Breed in the UK?

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    Cartoon spectacled dog on laptop

    The race to claim the title of the ‘UK’s Most Average Dog Breed’ was hotly contested. Which dog breed has the least amount of issues specifically related to its breed? Many fell at the first hurdle. Labradors and German shepherds are prone to hip dysplasia, amongst a range of other issues; Jack Russel terriers are genetically vulnerable to lens luxation; dalmatians often develop kidney or bladder stones; and let’s just not mention the brachycephalic dogs… So, who will rise up and take the trophy?

  3. How Many Puppies? Are You Sure?

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    French bulldog puppies

    French bulldogs are notorious for having difficulties during whelping, so veterinary help is often required. When such assistance is called in, you usually feel like you can relax knowing your pet and her offspring are in the best of care. When the vet presents you with four tiny pups following a successful caesarean section, you don’t think to question if there were any more. Maybe you should…