The Bionic GSD

A German Shepherd called Mitzi has become the first dog in the world to be fitted with a pioneering prosthetic ankle.
The three-year-old had her rear right foot amputated after she was trampled by a horse.
But the lively dog is back to enjoying walks with her owner after being fitted with an artificial foot and ankle by pioneering vet Dr Noel Fitzpatrick.

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The life-threatening lungworm A. vasorum is carried by slugs and snails.

If your dog comes into contact with these common garden pests thereis a risk it could become infected.
Dogs of all ages and breeds can become infected with lungworm. However, younger dogs seem to be more prone to picking up the parasite. Dogs known to eat slugs and snails should also be considered high risk.Read More

     The Irish Rescues

The majority of Irish GSDs are rescued by our welfare colleagues in Ireland from dog pounds. In these pounds, stray dogs have a 5 day stay & are then at serious risk of destruction if not reclaimed by their owner, or rehomed . Our rescue colleagues in Ireland work tirelessly to find urgent rescue/kennel spaces for the dogs . Once they are out of an "at risk" situation, the dogs are wormed/vaccinated/neutered Read More 

Rare are is the dog owner who’s pet has never given them a canine kiss.Sloppy, wet dog kisses – it would seem – could go hand in paw with the dog ownership experience. But can dogs pass on germs when they lick your face? One of the more commonly asked questions we get is whether dogs can pass on germs to humans, particularly by licking…  Read More