Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)

Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) 

is a 24 hour emergency service for veterinary professionals.

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service was established in 1992 and has been providing 24 hour advice to veterinary professionals in the treatment of confirmed or suspected poisoning in animals.

Caring for the older dog

 

Train Your Dog

The following article appeared in a SEISC newsletter in 1987 and, with the exception of the numbers used in the first paragraph, it is just as relevant today as it was 30 years ago.

Today the numbers of dogs in UK, according to Pet Food Manufacturers Association’s Pet Population Report, now stands at 8.5 million dogs in 24% of households.

http://www.pfma.org.uk/pet-population-2015

Guide Dogs for the Blind is now known as Guidedogs

Managing Your Dog's Weight

The Kennel Club has recently launched a new information guide on managing your dog's weight. Apparently it is estimated that about 45% of dogs are overweight and it is hoped this new guide can help owners of dogs that need to lose weight. The guide discusses how to tell if your dog is overweight, examines the cause of obesity and provides hints and tips to owners. If you are conerned about your dog's weight please consult your vet.

https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

You and Your Irish Setter

The Irish Setter Breeders Club (ISBC) have produced an 18 page booklet with useful information for new owners of an Irish Setter.

There are sections on:

Feeding and Settling In

House Training and Socialising

Exercise/micro- chipping

Basic Training

Seasons and Spaying

To Spay or Not to Spay

To Neuter or Not to Neuter

Grooming

Showing/Breeding

Health

Bereavement

Rescue Scheme/Books for Reference

The Irish Setter Breed Standard

If you would like to buy a copy then please contact Chris Sheldon at:

DEFRA Code of Practice

DEFRA Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs

 

This document gives advice on owning a dog.

 

Contents

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Breed Clubs

There are nine Breed Clubs in UK associated with The Kennel Club:

 

Belfast and District Irish Setter Club www.belfastandidstrictirishsetterclub.co.uk

Irish Setter Association, England  www.isae.co.uk

Irish Setter Breeders' Club  www.isbc.org.uk

Isle of Wight

 The Isle of Wight is keen to encourage dog owners to vist.  This is a useful holiday destination as dogs obviously do not need a pet passport. Wightlink, the company that owns the ferries between the mainland and the island, not only provides free ferry travel for dogs but  has produced a guide to dog friendly places on the island:

Buying Medicines Online

These days it is not necessary to buy prescription only veterinary medicines (POMs) only through your vet as there are several reputable online retailers. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has been promoting their Accredited Internet Retailer Scheme to those who buy or are considering buying medicines online.  The Directorate recommends that you look for the scheme logo on websites in order to give you reassurance that you are buying safe and effective medicines.

The VMD has produce a leaflet about the scheme which can be seen on their website:

Pet Theft and Doglost

In the early months of 2013 Pet Theft Awareness Week was organised in conjunction with a number of contributors to raise awareness of the growing trend of pet theft in the UK.  It is a non-profit organisation with the aim of helping people take actions which could stop it happening to them. Follow the link below for more information.

http://www.pettheft.co.uk