The Afghan Hound Association are holding an event entitled MEMOIRS, MENTORS & MAYHEM on Saturday 21st April 2018 at Chieveley Village Hall, Berks RG20 8TE starting at 11am. This will be an informal, fun packed day! We will have historic archives and information on our sighthounds on display and for those considering the Mentoring programme of the JCF we will be discussing all aspects with the chance for practice. After lunch the mayhem starts with our popular fun classes, a chance to try your hand at ‘judging’ and a new venture for us ‘Fun-Obreedience’!! Please come along, bring your hounds and join in!
All details from Melinda Hitch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Rhodes (email@example.com) – book early as space may be limited.
Jackie Tune, Secretary of Retford Canine Society, has emailed me that their annual show will be held at Newark showground on 18th March. They are including classes for Salukis. The schedules are available on Fosse Data or on request from Jackie, her address is Pleasant View Big Lane Clarborough DN229LY. The show closes 26/02/2018 (postal) or 04/03/2018 (online).
Please, if you can support the show.
I have recently read an article that Dog owners have been advised to avoid feeding their pets raw chicken after researchers found a link between the meat and a rare and potentially fatal form of canine paralysis.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne's U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital found dogs which eat raw chicken meat, especially chicken necks, have an increased risk of developing the paralysing condition polyradiculoneuritis, also known as APN.
Chicken necks have long been recommended to pet owners for dental health, especially for smaller dog breeds, and are readily available in supermarkets.
The study's findings confirmed a "significant association" between APN and smaller canines.
Further to this I have recently heard a case of therapy or pat dog participant being told they cannot bring their dogs to care homes if they are feeding a raw died. In the case of raw chickens they are worried about passing on salmonella infections.