Dog Emergencies: When Care Cannot Wait

Pet ownership is a big responsibility. Your pet needs the right food, activities, and medical care. Pets can get sick or injured when you least expect it. Dogs and cats are the most common domesticated animals, and one or the other can be found in majority of homes. Regular veterinary care is fairly simple for dogs and cats. They usually go for an annual visit to receive vaccinations and an exam. Most issues are able to be handled during the normal business hours of the veterinary office. There are, however, some things that happen suddenly. Injuries, aging pets, and illness are all contributing factors when it comes to the need for emergency care.

Respiratory Issues

Dogs are known for panting heavily whenever they are hot or have been running around. This is not usually a reason for concern. They may also pant when they need to use the bathroom. If your pet is panting more than normal and is getting worse, you need to get in the car and head to the emergency vet immediately. You may also hear wheezing or coughing. These issues are not likely to resolve on their own. A true lack of oxygen may occur during these issues. Check online to find a Minster Veterinary Emergency Vet near me.


There are many injuries that can occur when you have an active dog. Smaller dogs are more likely to get hurt by bigger dogs or by getting stepped on. Large dogs can get hurt when they are trying to escape out of wire crates, for one thing.   A large dog may jump up on the window and end up with severe cuts. The emerging popularity of dog parks have made injuries from fights more common in recent years. These may involve puncture wounds from bites or tears needing stitches. The risk of infection and the need for vaccination boosters makes these emergency situations.


Dogs can be very curious about their surroundings. They are often getting into the trash, plants, and even eat toys and furniture. Occasionally, they get something that is very dangerous to them. Some plants can be toxic and cause a fatality if the dog is not treated immediately. If you see the dog eat a human food that you know is toxic or a plant, you can run to the emergency vet and let them know what the dog ate. If you do not see it happen, you may see them vomiting, or acting disoriented. Many plants are a neurotoxin. Get to the vet as soon as possible when a poison has entered your dog’s bloodstream.

Family pets are a great joy. They are usually fairly easy to care for. Preventative care can be done at the vet during regular business hours. There are several situations, however, that call for emergency care. Breathing problems, injuries, and poisoning all may need a qualified veterinarian to be remedied.

I Need to Sell My Horse, What Are the Best Options?

You have a horse and you’ve discovered that it is too much work and time for you to keep your equine partner. Selling a horse is an easy and straightforward process and the task should be done in the correct and proper manner.

Forget advertising in the local paper and definitely rule out online trading marketplaces (like Etsy and eBay) as these markets do not permit the sale of live animals anyway. The easiest and smartest method is to contact the team at Horse Scout and you will be taken through the procedure of getting your horse put up onto the marketplace.

The advert can be made over the phone or by email. It usually costs around £40 per month to list a horse or pony for sale, and there are no hidden fees.

 But what if you have more than one horse for sale and you trade and sell horses regularly? The best way to save money on regular trading and advertising is to open a trade account. There are three level of trade by which you can open an account with: small, medium or large trading. Large traders would be those stables that sell around four horses each month.

There is also a professional services account with rolling subscriptions available on 3, 6, or 12 month accounts.

What Are the Things I Should Do Before Listing My Horse on the Marketplace?

Get your equine partner showroom ready. That means getting that coat glossy, tidying up the mane and tail and putting on new shoes. Clean him up completely and keep the horse working during the time the marketplace is open. This means a potential buyer will always get to see the horse at his best and makes a sale more likely.

There are many professional services that will tidy up a horse and make it ready for the marketplace. Check on the Horse Scout website for more details. You will also need to take some great photos of your horse. Professional photographers will be able to show a horse’s spark – a real major selling point.

Once you have a series of great photographs, create an eye-catching video too. Do not make the video too long (3 minutes no more) and be sure to include scenes of him walking, trotting and a slightly longer edit of a canter.

Dealing with Autism? How a dog can help

If you, your child, or someone you know is living with autism, you may be wondering if there’s a way to make your daily life easier, without feeling like everything is too much at once. Specialist trained dogs have had proven results with individuals living with autism, and we wanted to put together this article to highlight some of the ways that a furry friend can assist you.

When a dog is trained to help an individual who is living with autism, they can help the individual become more confident and help them achieve their goals – small and large.

Road safety

Road safety is a huge concern for young children living with autism, because they may not have the same sense of danger when it comes to crossing roads that they should. By pairing an autistic child with a specialist trained dog, the dog will be able to help them cross the road safely and keep them out of danger when they’re out and about during the day. Adults can also can benefit from having a dog who is autism-aware.


Perhaps the biggest advantage of having a specialist trained autism-aware dog is the companionship that a dog can offer someone living with autism. It’s very easy and often very quick for a dog and their human to connect. When someone is living with autism, they can often feel isolated by their peers and separated from the rest of the world. A dog can help them reconnect and will always be their friend.

Reducing stress

As a parent, having a child who is living with autism can sometimes feel like an impossible challenge, but by having a specialist trained dog who can help guide and assist your autistic child, you can see the positive impact the trained dog can have on their life. You’ll also have a “furever” friend around the house who will look out for each of you. A specialist trained dog who is aware of autistic traits are often more mindful of the atmosphere they’re in, too, which means that they’ll pick up on things like sadness much more easily.

Overcoming fear

Dogs who are specifically trained for individuals living with autism can offer a calming focus for the individual. Autism often affects how the individual sees the world and sometimes it can become overwhelming to a point of utter confusion. Having a grounding presence like a dog can help the individual have a focal point to return to. This is perfect for particularly stressful situations, such as vaccinations and starting school, as well as things like job interviews or even going out into the city. Autism and anxiety often go hand-in-hand.

Sensory support

The reassuring pressure of a dog’s head resting in an individual’s lap has been shown to bring about feelings of calm in moments of high anxiety. This can give a huge amount of support to a person with sensory needs or someone living with anxiety as well as autism.