January WECare Spotlight: Lassie

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Our spotlight is back, and this time it's beautiful Lassie! She was attacked by three wild boar and had multiple critical injuries as the boars tusks had gone through her chest and abdomen. Her prognosis was sadly very poor, however, the team performed three major surgeries - a thorocatomy to stitch up the wounds, a leg amputation, and an intestinal surgery. Then Lassie was put on a month of crate rest to ensure she healed properly, and she came out the other end a happy, beautiful three legged dog! The team report back that it was sad to see her go back to her owners after spending time with her, but equally brilliant that she was able to go back as a healthy happy pup!

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One of the WECare vets went for a home visit recently to check up on her and she is doing really well. Her only lasting impact (other than having one less leg) is that due to having to have a fair bit of intestine removed, she now does struggle to digest solid food but her fabulous owners have been blending everything and mixing with curd, which she laps up very happily.


May WECare Spotlight: Doris

Doris was first picked up by the WECare dog catching team at their March CNVR (catch, neuter, vaccinate, release) day. They realised immediately that something wasn't right with her - her back left leg appeared to have a femoral fracture, so they decided to take her in to the WECare clinic to be checked over and treated...

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Dogosaur Easter Egg Hunt

Everyone had a fabulous time at our Dogosaur Easter Egg hunt yesterday - canine and human alike! We hid 75 eggs around the park, and had about 25 teams take part. We managed to raise a wopping great big £71.75 for Dogs Trust on the day, so a massive thank you to all that came along and helped make it such a great day. Same again next year?!

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Dogosaur Body Language

It's important to remember that our dogosaurs can be sensitive souls, and for us to understand what their body language means. Whether you're wondering what your doggo is trying to say, or looking at an unfamiliar dog's body language in the park - have a look at these images to understand what it all means. If you see an unfamiliar dog that is showing signs of fear or aggression, best keep walking and not allow your dog to approach it (or at least check with the owner first!)

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Natural Remedies for Dogosaur ailments

Over the past few years I have learnt a lot about what natural remedies can be used for doggy problems, rather than immediately rushing off to the vet and getting all sorts of chemically badness that might not always be necessary. If you keep a few of these in your cupboard it may help prevent problems, and also aid some problems quicker (and cheaper) than a trip to the vets...

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