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NEW LOCATION FOR DOG TRAINING
Unfortunately we had to stop using the Queens hotel in Penzanc as another business hired the room on a full time basis, however we have managed to secure a new location even closer to the practice. We are really happy to be using the Lugger Hotel for our Dog training and Puppy parties and think that every one will enjoy the location. It is about 150 metres down the road from us on Penzance promenade and is a great Dog friendly location for a drink or a meal in the Summer as well.
ALABAMA ROT IN CORNWALL
Pet owners have been warned after an extremely rare 'Alabama rot' disease that has killed 16 dogs in the past year has been reported in Cornwall although we have not confirmed where exactly yet.
Posters have been placed in the New Forest, Hampshire, after nine cases in the area with another seven dogs being affected in other parts of the country including Cornwall, Surrey, Worcestershire and County Durham.
The symptoms suffered by the dogs are lesions on the lower legs followed by kidney failure between two and seven days later.
Expert Vets say that the deaths have similarities to a disease called Alabama rot which was first reported in the United States in the 1980s. The cause of this was toxins from the E. coli bacteria but this had not yet been traced in the UK.
Mr Walker, from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Hursley, near Winchester, stated: "The owners are taking dogs to the vets then the signs of kidney failure develop two to seven days later.
We are advising pet-owning general public that if you see a wound on your dog's leg, where you might ordinarily leave that for 12 to 24 hours please call us and bring your dog in as the earlier we can treat the better.
HEALTH WARNING FOR DOGS ON BEACHES.
After a few incidents in the last week and some terribly smelly oily stuff washed up on some of our South facing beaches the Counil have advised all dog owners not to walk their dogs on the beaches
If you have been on a beach in the last 7 days and your dog isn't feeling to well or you think they might have been in contact with the white waxy substance please bring them immediately into the practice .Please CLICK HERE for the statement from Cornwall Council.
Website work nearly complete. Oct 2nd 2013
So after many late nights, (you might be able to tell from the photo) Phil has nearly finished updating the website. Ok, there are still a few small tweaks but we hope you like the new layout. Any comments greatly received.