Mitzi the First Bionic German Shepherd

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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.

The prosthesis is the first in the world to have been inserted into a fully moving bone and allows Mitzi to walk with a normal gait and no limp.

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Irish Dogs

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We at GSD Rescue in Surrey have worked closely for many years with a number of animal welfare groups in Ireland who are constantly under pressure to rescue so many German Shepherds in urgent
need of new homes.  There is a serious problem in Ireland with a constant  over population of dogs , mainly due to over breeding & owners not neutering their pets, coupled with a small national population of 4 million people means that the number of suitable, caring,  family homes for German Shepherds in Ireland is very low.

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Lungworm

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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.…

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Is it safe to let dogs lick your face?

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Rare 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…

Dogs use their long tongues for mopping up lunch crumbs, removing mud from their feet, and cleaning their privates. And yet, when they give our faces sloppy licks, there’s something endearing about it. Apart from occasional attempts to retrieve bits of glazed doughnut from our chins, dogs lick us because they like us. It isn’t a kiss, but it’s close.

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