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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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Spondylosis

Spondylosis or “Spondylosis Deformans” in dogs sounds like a very serious diagnosis and there is no doubt that it’s effect on a dog’s quality of life can be marked BUT what if I were to tell you that pretty much any dog that lives long enough, will eventually develop spondylosis to some degree?  Didn’t know […]

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Dewclaws

What they are Why they have them Why you shouldn’t remove them Great article from McIntyre Canine Rehabilitation: https://www.facebook.com/mcrehabilitation/posts/568915563442033

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Alabama Rot

An interesting take on Alabama Rot by Dr. Connor Brady in the Dog Listener – food for thought? Alabama Rot Truth or Fiction

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Deafness

Deafness in our dogs can easily go unnoticed for quite a while.  Sometimes, when we get older, we like to think that rules don’t apply to us any more and we like to do things our own way and the same is true of our dogs.  I think it’s because of that fact that deafness […]

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Phantom Pregnancies in Dogs

I get many emails and messages every week, but by far one of the most common subjects is that of Phantom Pregnancies in Dogs.  If you have a bitch who has not been spayed, the chances are you will know exactly what I’m talking about.  Hormone changes and surges can play havoc with your darling […]

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CBD (cannabis) Oil

Cannabis has long since been known to have health properties but its use in the wider population has been frowned up.  Now it seems there is a wave of evidence supporting its use, particularly in the form of CBD oil.  CBD or Cannabidoil is said to be helpful for a huge raft of problems and […]

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Permission to Administer First Aid

PROFESSIONAL FIRST AID INTERVENTION There is often concern about what you can and cannot do in a first aid capacity. The grey area comes because we have two important pieces of legislation – the Welfare Act and the Law itself – which are a little different. The Welfare Act says that anybody can carry out […]

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Britain’s Best 100 Dogs … featuring R2S

Britain’s Best 100 Dogs? Well, it seems we at Rhodes 2 Safety are not alone in recognising the skills and beauty of our amazing Rhodesian Ridgebacks Axl, Rain and Chi.  So much so, in fact, that they even got to feature in an ITV documentary. Obviously, I think they look A-MAY-ZING on the telly, but […]

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Dangerous Household Objects

Dangerous Innocuous Household Objects As I write this, it’s 28th December.  Christmas has passed … New Year is not yet here, and we are in that “tinsel-limbo” period when nobody really seems to know what day it is (and for some reason it seems perfectly normal to breakfast on things like Bailey’s and a Selection […]

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Winter falls, trips, sprains and strains

Canine Tip of the Day: Sprains & Fractures due to slips on ice The UK is experiencing some pretty icy winter weather at the moment so it has been suggested that I pop a post up re falls and slips:- If either YOU or YOUR DOG has a slip or fall on the ice, your […]

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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 […]