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Canine Tip of the Day: CPR

C = Cardio (heart) P = Pulmonary (breathing/lungs) R = Resuscitation (the act of beating the heart and breathing for a third party to revive them)  .  . CPR is ONLY performed when the animal is neither breathing nor has a heart beat.  . If he DOES have a heart beat but is NOT breathing, perform Artificial Respiration […]

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Mud Daddy

When you live in the country, and it gets to that time of year when you are constantly caked in mud, you could do worse than investing in a “Mud Daddy”. For about 5 months of the year, my three Rhodesian Ridgebacks come back from our walk absolutely covered from head to toe.  Then, they […]

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Keeping a Paw Dressing Dry

Keeping a paw dressing dry in wet weather can be a nightmare.  Often, a dressing may need to stay in place for weeks at a time and if the weather is wet, every time your dog needs to go out for a toilet break or short walk means you have to wrap the dressing carefully […]

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Nails & the Dremel

** NAILS & THE DREMEL **   OK, so it seems that Nails are as big a deal to you guys as they are to me, but lots of you are a bit frightened as to how to address using a Dremel to grind back the nails. This is how I do my boys as […]

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Foods dangerous for CATS

Dangerous Foods for Cats & Dogs It’s great when I get to chat with other professionals in a similar field to mine and so I was delighted to receive a message today from Emily at Catological.  I often post about foods and plants that are dangerous for dogs and a lot of these apply to […]

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Contacting a Vet URGENTLY

Contacting a vet urgently is something we need to be able to do in the blink of an eye.  More times than enough, we need urgent assistance at what always appears to be completely the WRONG time – out of office hours, on a bank holiday, at Christmas, you name it.  Emergencies just never seem […]

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Carrying a Large Breed Dog

Carrying a large breed dog is not for the faint-hearted!  For those of you who haven’t met me, you may not know that I am only a little person … in fact, probably just 5ft 3″ tall even if I stretch up to my tippy toes.  My husband Mike, 6ft 2″ refers to me as […]

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Removing a Tick

Removing a tick safely A tick is a parasite that will latch on to your dog, burrow its mouth parts into the skin of your dog and then feed by sucking on your dog’s blood.  This can cause irritation and infection at the site and if the tick is carrying something like Lyme Disease, it […]

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Lynne - Peel Veterinary Clinic 
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Tyler – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Axl 
Kerry – Rhodes2safety with First Aid Training dog Chi 
Chris Maughan – Project Lead Humberside Fire & Rescue Service 
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R2S Funds New Pet Oxygen Masks

We are delighted that together with the Peel Veterinary Group and K9 Investigation Dogs, we have been able to fund pet oxygen masks to the brilliant team at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.  The addition of these valuable bits of kit will mean the difference of life and death for those animals caught up in […]

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Brushing Teeth – video blog

Today’s tip of the day came off the back of a brilliant video I posted this week – it showed a fabulous little Jack Russell having his teeth brushed and it was cute beyond compare.  But that got me thinking.  Do you Need to clean your dog’s teeth?  Should you bother? Do some dogs need […]

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Shop and Stock Up on Essentials

Click the link below to see a sample of our wares: The R2S Shop is OPEN Rhodes 2 Safety caters for pretty much all of your canine first aid needs. We do full First Aid Kits for just £12 – these have two zipped pockets inside, a sturdy handle on the top, belt loop on […]

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Business Excellence Awards 2017 – Press Release

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD – 2017 The esteemed Business Excellence Awards were introduced to acknowledge and reward the exceptional work and the results gained by the trailblazers of the corporate domain, in the face of an ever increasing competitive market. Continuing our search, the 2017 Business Excellence Awards has sought out the leading lights of the […]

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Rhodes 2 Safety – WHAT’S ON?

WHAT’S ON in 2017???   We have events added constantly throughout the year but for the middle section of 2017, this is what we have in store for our students. Having spent a full fortnight in Scotland earlier in the year, we’ve tried to cover the more central and southern parts of the country in […]

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Rhodes 2 Safety – WHO ARE WE?

Sometimes, a wee video can give you more of an idea of who somebody is … or what they do … or the type of personality they have.   With that in mind …. WHO ARE WE? just click the link to find out

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DOG BUFF IS HERE!!!!!!!!

We are Super Excited to now be able to stock “Dog Buff” at £10 each (plus p&p)  Available in two sizes: S/M or M/L ……. but it’s not just cool and trendy – oh no! There are hidden depths to a Dog Buff I know many of us dog-walkers already own a Buff to keep […]

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Health Tests and Puppies

. . Many people seem to think that breeding a litter is a license to print money.  Honestly? … if it’s done right, it really isn’t at all.  The costs involved in producing a healthy puppy are not insignificant and the work and time spent getting all your “ducks in a row” before mating even […]

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Bandaging a paw

Bandaging a leg is pretty easy, but bandaging a paw is a little more tricky.  Not only do you have a wriggly, dog in discomfort to deal with, but you also have the difficulty of holding the paw with one hand, bandaging with the other, tucking the edges in, keeping it on, making sure its not […]

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017

** STOP PRESS ** The full press release is still to be announced but I simply couldn’t wait to share our amazing news.  Rhodes 2 Safety has been crowned UK’S BEST CANINE FIRST AID TRAINING COMPANY in the Business Excellence Awards of 2017   We still have absolutely no idea at all who nominated our […]

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Electric Shock – Electrocution

Electric Shock is a serious business whether you are a human, a dog or any other living being come to that.  With pets who like to gnaw such as rabbits or rats for example, or with puppies and adolescent animals or perhaps those “entertaining” themselves due to separation anxiety, it can be a real worry.  […]

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Stopper Pad Injuries

Stopper Pad Injuries (or more technically, injuries to the carpal pad) can occur in various ways.   We often see friction burns to the stopper pad in dogs who compete high speed sports such as Flyball. When the dog stops swiftly, bounces and turns himself off the box for the second leg of his run, it’s […]

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New Rhodes 2 Safety Video goes live

Our new Rhodes 2 Safety video has gone live on YouTube For all those wanting to experience a flavour of the sort of things we get up to, here’s three minutes that encapsulates the work we do and the team we are.  Putting it together has brought me immense joy and pride as it shows […]