Brucella canis is a new zoonosis in the UK contracted from dogs

Wendy Hayes and her rescue dogs.

Brucella canis is a zoonosis. It is a zoonotic disease. It is a bacterial infection which can be transferred from animal to person. It has happened for the first time when Wendy Hayes contracted the disease from a rescue dog she was fostering in 2022. …

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Lost sailor, Tim Shaddock, says poignant goodbye to the dog who kept him sane but is he lying to himself?

OPINION: You have probably read about Tim Shaddock and his dog, Bella, who he adopted before going on an improbable voyage across the Pacific which went badly wrong leaving him stranded at sea for two months, lost, with his dog Bella who kept him sane. …

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“She’s my heart. She fits right on it” – man talks about his dog

Three great brothers

The words used by this great guy are so intense in describing his relationship with one of his two dogs. He’s talking about his deaf dog who looks after his other dog who is deaf and blind. It’s amazing. He uses sign language to communicate …

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34 percent rise in dog attacks against humans causing injury in the UK (15 percent increase in dog numbers)

Sarah a postal worker lost the end of her little finger in a dog attack

This was on the news on television the other night. The BBC reported that there has been a 34% increase in recorded dog attacks against people causing injury. The figure does not include attacks by dog-on-dog and other animals. It’s a worrying trend because although …

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Out-of-control dog drives 28 lambs to their deaths in a stream

Nicola Robinson found the lambs dead in a stream in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, UK

NEWS AND COMMENT: This is a story about the need for dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead in areas where livestock are nearby. And I think, too, it might be linked to rampant dog adoptions during Covid-19 by people who really were …

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