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Contents

Alternative First Aid
What do you keep in the house for minor doggy health problems? A few carefully chosen alternative remedy basics along with bandages etc. in your first aid kit could save you an expensive and unnecessary trip to a vet. Frances Gavin of Canine Natural Cures explains. (24/05/00)

Children in the Ring
Is your son or daughter safe at agility shows? Observations, comments and suggestions from Tamara Hollands, keen agility competitor and mother of Erin (5) (11/04/04)

Club First Aid Kits
Better safe than sorry. Take it your New Year's resolution to check your Club's First Aid Kit. It only makes sense for all agility clubs to have a first aid kit in a water-tight box, clearly marked and kept in a safe place. After all, it could be you (or your dog) that needs help. (25/01/00)

Death by Chocolate
Candy is dandy, but not for dogs. Chocolate made for human consumption can cause death in dogs

Dog Boots: Foot Protection for Active Dogs
It all started when Elizabeth Alderton's Labrador dog, Scrumpy, went through a paw-cutting phase. Yes, there were some dog boots around but, whilst good of their type, they were either too flimsy, too cumbersome or they fell off! So Elizabeth set about designing and manufacturing her own. (02/07/00)

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Dog Gate Warning
The sad story of Chris Barrett's dog Tizzy who got caught on the very dog gates which were meant to keep her safe. (13/07/07)
Dogs Can Die in Hot Cars
Kennel Club Guidance to Show Secretaries regarding leaving dogs in hot cars.
Emergency First Aid
Because things donít always go according to plan in agility and the odd accident or mishap can happen, people are often looking for first aid training. 
Fear of Fireworks
The Kennel Club offers tips to help you and your dog(s) get through Bon Fire Night. (05/11/09)
Garden Alert
Even if you don't have much time to spend gardening - or have a garden after your dogs have ravaged it, you should be aware that cocoa shells which are used as garden mulch contain enough theobromine to kill dogs.  (28/04/03)

Hot Weather Warning!
When the temperature soars and it feels like 85 degrees in the shade, don't forget your dog. You may be able to stay cool in a T-shirt and shorts, but your dog can't change into something cool. Common sense and a few simple steps can save their lives and make hot weather competing worth the trip. (07/07/01)

Is Agility Safe? (Dogs)
Safety is an issue that has come to the forefront, specifically with regard to the height our dogs jump. Jackie Gardner trains her dogs over different heights and she's found that they adjust to what whatever height they are asked to jump. So what's the problem?

Jumping Height in Agility: A Vet's Perspective
Well-known agility competitor and vet Peter van Dongen has been following the debate about the height of jumps in the UK in the agility press for some time now. He's concerned about the possible consequences of changing the jumping height, specifically the risk of injury, and the safety of our dogs in general. Quite a few people - many with many years of experience - he feels have very strong opinions about what is right and what is wrong - views which are based on their personal experiences as handlers or trainers rather than hard scientific evidence of injuries in agility dogs and their causes. (18/02/01)
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Wherever there are lots of dogs in stressful environments, you will always get some who are harbouring the odd virus or bacteria with them.  Strict hygiene methods are a must especially when dealing with many dogs at an event.  Okay, you may have been lucky so far but it's always better to be safe than sorry. Jacquie Neilson of Rain Rescue explains how to avoid infection.

Know Your Onions
Joyce Dobson wrote to a popular dog magazine to find out if the rumour that she had heard about onions had any truth in it. She was very surprised by their reply. Here's what she found out.
Noise Control & Agility
Excessive barking dogs can be an agility problem when locals complain to the authorities. Some tips how not to lose your training or show venue from environmental health officer Stephanie King. (20/11/05)
Fireworks Plug-in Cure
The fireworks season now seems to go on ad infinitum. First Halloween, Guy Fawkes Night and Divali, from October to the new year, the nights are filled with bangs and booms. Many of our dogs face weeks of terror by the indiscriminate and prolonged use of fireworks and some are injured - even killed - by nasty exploding fireworks. If we can't ban them, at least we can help our dogs to ride out the storm.

Practical First Aid
Every dog owner will at some time or another come across a situation where it will be beneficial to know how to perform first aid on their dog. Often this requires only common sense, but sometimes it is important to know just that little bit more for the highest chance of recovery or even survival! Peter van Dongen outlines some baisc information to help you make the best choice when first aid becomes necessary. (21/04/02)
Preparations for Fireworks Night
How to get your dog through Guy Fawkes Night (and the rest of the year) with the minimum of fear and stress from Sarah Heath and Jon Bowen, two British vets who exclusively treat behaviour problems in companion animals. (03/11/03)

Sour Grapes
Beware. Grapes and raisins can be toxic to dogs when ingested in large quantities. Kate Prosser found out the heartbreaking way when her Vizsla Anya died from acute renal failure after ingesting a 500g. bag of raisins. (18/01/03)
Team Vet 2003
All about the red tape and papers work it took to get the British dogs to France and back for the 2003 Agility World Championships.  (01/11/03)

Trick or Treat
Don't let Halloween spook your dog. Beware of the 31st October when witches, ghosts and goblins come out to play. It may all be a bit  of 'nightmare on Elm Street,' but to ensure that your dog is safe on Halloween, remember these four tips from the Humane Society of the United States. Better safe than sorry. And happy haunting! (17/10/00)