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Pet Expo show 2013, Raccoon Shame?

With the welcome move to soon ban circus animals from performing, it was a shock to see on facebook that the Pet Expo Show, held at Bluewater, Kent, featured a bike riding Raccoon last weekend. This animal belongs to a woman who tried it as an act on Britain's Got Talent. Thankfully she didn't get far.

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Cheap Dog Food Sales on Rise

New data shows an increase in the sales of supermarket own brand and cheaper ranges of Pet Food against the more expensive versions. Is this really the economy it seems? Whilst superficially dogs and can can look ok on cheap brands, the ingredients can possible cause other, expensive to solve problems. Some behaviour issues in dogs and probably cats (in my experience) can be exacerbated by the additives in cheap foods. The low quality protein means the pet's overall condition could be poor.

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What do you think of this news that so many British pet owners have chosen to stay at home, rather than go on holiday, because of their pets? Have you had a "staycation" inconsideration of your dog, or have you found a great way to let your dog accompany you on holiday? And if you do go away without your pet, how do you ensure your dog is well looked after in your absence?

Here's the full story:

12 million British people have cancelled or not booked holidays in order to stay at home with their pets, according to a survey by FindaPetMinder.co.uk.

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Sussex based Vets win £1000 for Local Rescue Charity

Grove Lodge Vets nominate local animal charity Worthing & District Animal Rescue Service (WADARS) to receive winning cheque

When Grove Lodge Vets picked up the prestigious ‘Best Veterinary Surgery’ award at the recent star-studded fourth annual Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards in London their prize was a cheque for £1000 to be donated to an animal rescue charity of their choice.

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"K" marks dog gates for future Theft

There is a story circulating that the letter "K" has been daubed on gates and pavements outside houses where thieves intend to later steal dogs. Cheshire Police are quoted in the story.
The Dog News Show asked for clarification and received this statement. We thank Cheshire Police Press Office:

K marks the spot. ~[NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]~‏

A Cheshire Police spokesman said:

"Congleton Neighbourhood Policing Unit received a call about suspicious activity outside an address in Alsager.

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