Fell and Moorland WTC

Always remember your terriers

Feeding

This is a list of fresh Fruit and Veg for feeding to your dogs when feeding a BARF diet.

When making up the food in the first instance, use Good quality Meat and veg, you only get out of your dogs what you put in.

 

Good Veggies' & Fruits to Feed

(Foods you can feel good about feeding. Add lots of green leafy vegetables)
Courgettes-
Romaine (COS) Lettuce - High nutritional value
Ice Berg Lettuce - has no nutritional value but is OK to feed. You can use
as a filler.
Tomatoes (avoid the leaves and stems) -
Carrots - These are high in sugars so be careful
Celery - Not much nutritional value but is a good diuretic.
Bok Choy -
Parsley-
Oranges -
Apples (not the seeds) -
peas-
Bananas -
Alfalpha Sprouts -
Bell Peppers (Capsicum) - red, green and yellow
Fresh Pumpkin (not the canned pie filling) -
Silver Beat -
Beet Root -
Kale -
Cilantro -
Mustard Greens -
Dandelions -
Marrow-
Yams -
Sweet Potatoes -
Asparagus -
Jicama (remove skin) -
Parsnip -
Turnips -
Sprouts -


Caution Veggies' & Fruits
(Foods you can feed but with cautions)

Garlic - fed in small amounts is very beneficial for your dog. It is
considered natures antibiotic. However, to much can cause anemia and upset
stomach. So when making your veggie mix, use 1-3 cloves but no more.
Grapes / raisins- (in high amounts) Dogs exhibit gastrointestinal problems,
including vomiting and diarrhea and then signs of kidney failure with an
onset of severe kidney signs starting about 24 hours after ingestion of the
grapes or raisins.
Eggplant - OK to feed the fruit but avoid any other parts. They can cause
upset stomach, drooling, lethargy, heart failure
Avocados (& leaves) - Stay away from the leaves. The fruit part is OK to
feed in small amounts.
Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Rhubarb - OK in small amounts. While these are not
toxic, they are high in oxalic acid, a compound that interferes with calcium
absorption, so don't feed these very often.
Cabbage/Broccoli/Cauliflower - OK to feed in small amounts but may cause
gas. If fed frequently and in large amounts these will depress the thyroid.
Potatoes –

Cautions: If your dog is diabetic or has arthritis and has/had cancer then
you may want to stay away from underground veggies because they convert to
starch/sugar which aggravates arthritis. Cancer cells also thrive on sugars.


Bad Veggies' & Fruits

(Foods to be avoided all together)
Onions & (onion powder) - upset stomach, and can cause Heinz body anemia.

TAIL DOCKING

NEW TAIL DOCKING LEGISLATION.


1. General Background.
The law regarding the docking of dog’s tails will change in Wales on 28th March 2007, in England on 6th April 2007 and in Scotland on 30th April 2oo7. Any changes to animal welfare in Northern Ireland are at consultation stage.

Apart from the fact that the legislation comes into effect slightly earlier in Wales, the law will be broadly similar for both England and Wales. Except for the fact that in Wales the terrier exemption only applies to the following breeds - Jack Russell Lakeland, Cairn and Norfolk (not combinations), whereas in England it applies to terriers of any type or combination of types.

While an exemption for working dogs was achchived for England and Wales, there is no such exemption for Scotland.

TAIL DOCKING - WORKING DOG EXEMPTION.

Certification requirements
1. A Veterinary surgeon may certify that he has seen evidence that a dog is likely to be used for a specific type of work and is a dog of a specific type, where-
(a) He is satisfied that the dam of the dog is of the following types;
iii Terriers of any type or combination of types

2. The evidence is -
(a) The dam of the dog;
© and one of the following
ii evidence that the owner of the dog, or an agent or employee of the owner most likely to be using the dog, will be using the dog for work in connection with lawful pest control;
iii a current Shotgun or firearm certificate issued to the owner of the dog, or to the agent or employee of the owner most likely to be using the dog for work in connection with the lawful shooting of animals;
iv a letter from a gamekeeper, a land-occupier (or his agent), a person with shooting rights, a club official a person representing the National Working Terrier Federation. Or a person engaged in lawful pest control, stating that the breeder of the dog whose tail is to be docked is known to him and that the dogs bred by that breeder have been used (as the case may be) on his land, or in his shoot, or for pest control.

Note 1: All docking and microchipping must be carried out by a veterinary surgeon.


This is all the relavent parts of the law that applies to Terriers.

Mick

First Aid Kits

Medi+Pet First Aid Kits - Deluxe
Accidents can happen! Be ready when they do with our MEDI+PET Deluxe First Aid Kit. Specifically designed for animals with over 40 veterinarian - suggested items packed in a green canvas case.
Kit includes the following items:
Scissors: to cut coflex tape, gauze and to clip hair around wounds.
Biocaine Lotion: for treatment of wounds, abrasions, minor burns and hot spots.
Gauze Pads: to clean, cover and cushion injuries.
Alcohol Prep Pads: use to clean scissors, tweezers, and hands. (Do not use on wounds).
Cold Pack: use to reduce swelling or pain. Do not leave animal when in use to avoid digestion.
Vet Wrap: flexible bandage used to wrap and stabilize injuries. Adheres to itself, no clips or tape needed. (Caution: do not wrap so tightly that circulation is cut-off).
Povidone-Iodine Ointment: provides antiseptic action in the prevention of infection in burns, lacerations and abrasions.
Gloves: protects hands and prevents contamination of open wounds, burns and abrasions.
Opticlear (A gentle eye wash): read and follow individual package directions provided on bottle.
Iodine Prep Solution: antiseptic solution for cleansing wounds or burns. (Caution: Follow directions on label).
Emergency Blanket: prevents shock by preserving animal’s body heat. Can also be used to protect a car if the animal is vomiting or bleeding.
Gauze Rolls: cover and protect injured areas. Gauze Roll can also be used to fashion a temporary muzzle. (Even the most loving animal may bite if they have been injured or are sick).
Triple Antibiotic ointment: inhibits bacterial growth in cuts and abrasions. Promotes wound healing. (Caution: read and follow directions on label).
Tweezers:

 

this is the sort of thing you should carry with you along with Fresh water.

Parasites

A parasite is a plant or animal that lives upon or within another living organism. There are a variety of parasites that infect various organs or body systems. Parasites can be either internal or external parasites – living primarily on the skin (fleas), in the respiratory tract (lungworms), or in the blood vessels and heart (heartworms).

Some gastrointestinal parasites are microscopic, and the only way to diagnose them is by microscopic examination of your dog's feces for the eggs shed by the adult worms. Others are large enough to be observed in your dog's bowel movements or after he vomits. Moreover, some tapeworms produce proglottids, which are the segments making up their body. These segments can be seen around the hair on the anus or in the stool, appearing as bits of moving “white rice.

Among the important gastrointestinal parasites of dogs are roundworms (Toxocara species), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense and Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworms (Trichuris vulpis, T. campanula, T. serrata), stomach worms (Physaloptera spp.), tapeworms (Diplylidium caninum, Taenia pisiformis), and microscopic parasites Coccidia, Giardia and Strongyloides species.

How Parasites Are Acquired

·  Ingestion of eggs. Most infections are acquired by ingestion of microscopic eggs. This occurs when a dog licks areas where other dogs have defecated, like yards, parks or grass.

·  At birth. Many puppies are born with intestinal parasites (usually roundworms) that have been passed from the mother, where the parasite was in an encysted, quiet state.

·  From intermediate host. Tapeworms are transmitted by an intermediate host when a dog swallows a flea or eats a rabbit.

It should be emphasized that some parasites – especially roundworms and hookworms – can also affect people, especially children. For that reason, it is essential to prevent intestinal parasites in our pets and to treat any resultant infection.

Parasitic diseases range from trivial to fatal disease. Parasites can cause severe disease in immature puppies, sick or debilitated pets, or in pets with a suppressed immune system. Younger pets often get acute disease (vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and anemia) whereas older pets get chronic disease such as intermittent diarrhea.

What to Watch For

·  Nausea

·  Vomiting

·  Diarrhea

·  Anemia

·  Skin lesions

Treatment

Treatments for intestinal parasites may include one or more of the following:

·  Routine deworming in puppies – This is the ideal approach. All immature pets should treated at the first veterinary examination and regularly dewormed during the first year. In general, every dog less than one year of age should be given an anthelmintic (anti-parasite drug) for ascarids regardless of fecal results. This is in part to protect the environment from contamination with microscopic eggs that might infect children.

Fleas

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The flea is a common problem for dogs as well as their owners. As if flea bites aren't bad enough, some pets are “flea allergic” and develop severe itching with even trivial infestations of fleas. This occurs because the animal becomes hypersensitive to the antigens in flea saliva.

The itching component to flea allergy can be treated with antihistamines or even steroids (prescribed by your veterinarian) but the best approach is to kill the flea and prevent its return. Like all parasites, fleas pose a health-hazard to your pet (and to you), and can make him miserable. These worrisome pests can be treated and prevented.

Fleabite hypersensitivity or “flea allergy” can occur in any breed with the average age of first occurrence being three to six years. There appears to be no sex predilection. Fleas are typically seasonal in Northern climates.


What to Watch For

  • Itching, chewing and licking
  • Flea “dirt” (black pepper type discharge on the skin)
  • Skin lesions such as moist dermatitis
  • Presence of fleas

    Diagnosis

    Diagnostic tests may not be needed to recognize fleas but they may be important to determine if flea-associated illness is occurring. Tests may include:

  • Complete medical history and physical examination. Fleas can usually be diagnosed based on the history and physical examination. Flea combing helps to find fleas or flea “dirt.”

  • Fecal examination for tapeworm eggs, which can be secondary to flea infestation, may be recommended.

    Treatment

    Treatment for fleas may be dependent on the following: the degree of infestation; whether you have both cats and dogs; the time of the year; area of exposure (yard vs. park); and whether your pet has an allergy to the fleas.

    Recommendations may include the following:

  • Many products are available for the treatment of flea infestations. All products have advantages and disadvantages and may or may not be safe to use with other products. Some of the over-the-counter powders, sprays and collars contain pyrethrin, which is moderately effective. However, the best flea products are obtainable only with a prescription.

  • In tough cases, a comprehensive flea control program may be needed that involves treatment of your pet, yard and house
  • Serving / Whelping table

    Here is a table to help you work out when your bitch will whelp.

    Find the date your bitch was served S then look across to the whelp W colum that is the date shee is due.

    Be aware though that the bitches pregnancy is 63 days give or take .

    Whelping Calender
    S W S W S W S W S W S W
    Jan Mar Feb Apr Mar May Apr June May July June Aug
    1 5 1 5 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3
    2 6 2 6 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4
    3 7 3 7 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5
    4 8 4 8 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6
    5 9 5 9 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 7
    6 10 6 10 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8
    7 11 7 11 7 9 7 9 7 9 7 9
    8 12 8 12 8 10 8 10 8 10 8 10
    9 13 9 13 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11
    10 14 10 14 10 12 10 12 10 12 10 12
    11 15 11 15 11 13 11 13 11 13 11 13
    12 16 12 16 12 14 12 14 12 14 12 14
    13 17 13 17 13 15 13 15 13 15 13 15
    14 18 14 18 14 16 14 16 14 16 14 16
    15 19 15 19 15 17 15 17 15 17 15 17
    16 20 16 20 16 18 16 18 16 18 16 18
    17 21 17 21 17 19 17 19 17 19 17 19
    18 22 18 22 18 20 18 20 18 20 18 20
    19 23 19 23 19 21 19 21 19 21 19 21
    20 24 20 24 20 22 20 22 20 22 20 22
    21 25 21 25 21 23 21 23 21 23 21 23
    22 26 22 26 22 24 22 24 22 24 22 24
    23 27 23 27 23 25 23 25 23 25 23 25
    24 28 24 28 24 26 24 26 24 26 24 26
    25 29 25 29 25 27 25 27 25 27 25 27
    26 30 26 30 26 28 26 28 26 28 26 28
    27 31 27 1 27 29 27 29 27 29 27 29
    28 1 28 2 28 30 28 30 28 30 28 30
    29 2 29 3 29 31 29 31 29 31 29 31
    30 3 30 1 30 2 30 1 30 1
    31 4 31 2 31 2

     

    S W S W S W S W S W S W
    July Sep Aug Oct Sep Nov Oct Dec Nov Jan Dec Feb
    1 2 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 2
    2 3 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 3
    3 4 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 4
    4 5 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 5
    5 6 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 6
    6 7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 7
    7 8 7 9 7 9 7 9 7 9 7 8
    8 9 8 10 8 10 8 10 8 10 8 9
    9 10 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 10
    10 11 10 12 10 12 10 12 10 12 10 11
    11 12 11 13 11 13 11 13 11 13 11 12
    12 13 12 14 12 14 12 14 12 14 12 13
    13 14 13 15 13 15 13 15 13 15 13 14
    14 15 14 16 14 16 14 16 14 16 14 15
    15 16 15 17 15 17 15 17 15 17 15 16
    16 17 16 18 16 18 16 18 16 18 16 17
    17 18 17 19 17 19 17 19 17 19 17 18
    18 19 18 20 18 20 18 20 18 20 18 19
    19 20 19 21 19 21 19 21 19 21 19 20
    20 21 20 22 20 22 20 22 20 22 20 21
    21 22 21 23 21 23 21 23 21 23 21 22
    22 23 22 24 22 24 22 24 22 24 22 23
    23 24 23 25 23 25 23 25 23 25 23 24
    24 25 24 26 24 26 24 26 24 26 24 25
    25 26 25 27 25 27 25 27 25 27 25 26
    26 27 26 28 26 28 26 28 26 28 26 27
    27 28 27 29 27 29 27 29 27 29 27 28
    28 29 28 30 28 30 28 30 28 30 28 29
    29 30 29 31 29 31 29 31 29 31 29 30
    30 1 30 1 30 2 30 1 30 1 30 3
    31 2 31 2 31 2 31 4