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My Pet Shame is a new factual entertainment series on Sky1 starting next Wednesday 14 July.
The show, fronted by Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey, Love Actually) and ThePet.net TV Vet Marc Abraham (This Morning), will look at pets and the excruciatingly embarrassing ailments they often suffer.
My Pet Shame is a light, informative show, where Joanna Page will be on hand to look at people’s pets and the embarrassing problems they can suffer from, including stinking emissions, rude outbursts and seriously antisocial behaviour. Vet Marc Abraham, will aim to diagnose and treat each strange, often shameful illness and in turn provide the animals and their owners with a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Page commented: “After hearing about the new Sky 1 series My Pet Shame my heart melted at the animal stories I heard. As an animal lover and dog owner myself I decided I really wanted to be a part of the show. The cases we visit are truly some of the strangest you could imagine, and I must say, at times very funny too. I hope people enjoy meeting these intriguing animals as much as I have.”
The first episode’s cases include Lulu the barren Bullmastiff, Moog the farting cat, Millie the chewaholic rabbit and Dillon the nervous Dalmation. Packed with useful training advice and surprising facts, My Pet Shame will help even the seemingly most hopeless of cases, proving that when it comes to your pet, it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks.
For more information please click here.
Beginning Wednesday 14 July at 8pm on Sky1 HD and Sky1
Image from Tabitha Fireman
We had such a great day on Saturday 19th Sept at the World’s Biggest Puppy Party to raise awareness on Puppy Farm awareness Day so we would really like to say thanks to everyone who came and made it such a huge success on so many levels.
We definitely raised awareness like never before, but also set the bar pretty high for a repeat day next year too. Thanks to all who came, supported, sponsored, donated prizes and time – on behalf of our team and the dogs of the UK, I can’t thank each and everyone of you enough for all you did and continue to do.
What turned out to be such an important ground-breaking day took a real effort to organise and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all the anti-puppy farming exhibitors, the celebrities/personalities, but most of all the guests who came from far and wide with their dogs to help raise awareness about puppy farming.
So special thanks to Puppy Farm Awareness Day show sponsors Eukanuba; and also to Reg & Ruby, Pet-ID, Sara Abbott, K9 Kitchen, Barkley’s Dog Emporium, The Dogs Products, Petographer, Spiffy Dog, Funky Mutts, PriceRightHome.com, Paw Plunger, Suzart, Absolutely Animals, White’s Dog Food, Byofresh, Treatment Rooms, Company of Animals, John Paul Pet, Lily’s Kitchen.
Also we’d like to thank the Kennel Club for all their support and letting us tap into their vast experience of dog-show planning, Master of Ceremonies Mr Danny Pike (BBC Radio Sussex), as well as all the charities that supported included Sussex Pet Rescue, Pro Dogs Direct, Dog’s Trust (Shoreham), PAT Dogs, and Vets Get Scanning.
So in order to keep raising awareness, please check out the professional photos of the event taken by Tabatha Fireman (please credit) which are all COMPLETELY FREE to download:
Username is puppyparty
Password is puppy
Please feel free to download them, add them to your Facebook/websites/Twitter-feeds and blogs.
To download high resolution pictures click on a thumbnail to see preview. Then click on download button button below preview photo.
N.B. The watermark on the preview pictures will not be on the high res versions when you download them.
Also, another photographer took more photos:
We would also love to hear any feedback you have about the event, so we can make next year’s bigger and better.
So send any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe next year we will be able to invite you to an even better Puppy Party!!
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As you may already know, we are hosting our “World’s Biggest Puppy Party” in September. It looks set to be an action packed day, and loads of people have signed up for the free tickets and applied to exhibit their pet businesses on the day.
As well as these ways of getting involved, we are also offering some great sponsorship opportunities for the day. We have rosettes for the dog show, ringside banners, puppy pack bags, dog muck bins, programme advertising space and loads more. We are even offering a platinum sponsorship package which will cover the whole event and include some added extras.
If you want to get in touch regarding sponsorship oppurtunities, please drop me an email. And remember, all the money raised from sponsorship and exhibition stands will be going to the three charities we are supporting. Sussex Pet Rescue, Hope Rescue and Pro Dogs Direct.
Dog-loving celebrities and sports personalities are giving their full support to Puppy Farm Awareness Day which takes place this year on 19th September 2009.
This special day will help to educate the millions of people in the UK who are considering buying a puppy but are unsure who to contact and what to do next about purchasing one.
Located in remote areas of our British countryside Puppy Farms mass-produce puppies which are usually removed from their mothers too early, transported across the country to dealers, who then sell them from the internet, pet shops, free newspapers or even motorway service stations.
As a result these poor puppies are bought lacking socializing skills and commonly suffer from fatal health problems including pneumonia, parvovirus, as well as dangerous infestations of fleas and worms, often requiring hundreds of pounds of veterinary or behavioural treatment to fix.
Above: Yorkies in typical puppy farming conditions (Picture courtesy of Puppy Love http://www.dogs-r-us.org)
Breeding bitches are usually kept in cages or small pens, rarely see daylight or touch grass, and are mated on every heat – just being fed enough to keep them producing pups, with little or no veterinary care at all.
ThePet.net co-founders TV Vet Marc Abraham and social media guru Andrew Seel wanted the British public to know the truth about where badly-bred puppies come from to help them choose a happy and healthy puppy rather than a sick or diseased farmed one.
The ‘World’s Biggest Puppy Party’ invites all puppies and owners to take part in a fun gathering to raise national awareness about such an important and serious animal welfare issue.
This unique day will also feature a funky doggy shopping area, Scruffts cross-breed heats, assistance dog displays as well as an all-day celebrity-judged fun dog show open to dogs of all ages, with Ex-World Champion boxer Michael Watson MBE judging ‘Best Boxer Dog’!
TV Vet Marc Abraham says “I am treating more and more puppies that have come from puppy farms than ever before. It’s not the owners fault, they would rather have a happy and healthy pup, but aren’t keen to wait or spend the money in these tough economic times. So here are my tips for choosing a puppy:
1. For a pedigree (specific breed) puppy then always contact the Kennel Club first for their list of reliable and reputable breeders.
2. Ask to see the puppy’s mother (and preferably father) who should always be present.
3. Be suspicious of any breeder selling more than one (maximum two) type of breed.
4. Be prepared to be put on a waiting list – a healthy puppy is well-worth waiting for.
5. Ask if you can return the puppy if things don’t work out. Most responsible breeders will always say yes.
6. Never buy a puppy because you feel like you’re rescuing it. You’ll only be making space available for another poorly pup to fill.
7. Consider cheaper alternatives to buying a pedigree puppy like getting a rescue dog or pup, and remember that every breed of dog has its own rescue society.”
The World’s Biggest Puppy Party is a non-profit dog-show at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, on 19th September 2009. Admission is a donation to be split between three charities: Hope Rescue, Sussex Pet Rescue and Pro Dogs Direct who rescue and rehabilitate ex-breeding bitches and stud-dogs.
All puppies (over twelve weeks of age) and dogs attending must have registered beforehand, have all their vaccinations upto date and all owners will be required to provide their vaccination certificates for inspection. Failure to do this will result in you and your dog being turned away and there will be no exceptions to this rule.
To register your dog or puppy, find out more about which celebrities are judging at ThePet.net’s ‘The World’s Biggest Puppy Party’ on Puppy Farm Awareness Day, Summer Health Advice or even Top Money Saving to help you and your pet through credit crunch, visit www.ThePet.net today.
To sign up for a free ticket to The World’s Biggest Puppy Party just click here.
To meet the judges click here.
Show Supporters/Stand Holders so far:
Above: Typical puppy farming conditions (Picture courtesy of Puppy Love http://www.dogs-r-us.org)
Boy did you guys want to get your hands on that pet food! We received hundreds of entries to the Burgess Pet food competition, but unfortunately there could only be one winner.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the food, is Shirley Harpley from Norfolk and her cat Taz. Taz is an enormous grey moggy with a serious amount of cattitude. Apparently he has claimed an entire sofa as his own, much to the annoyance of Shirley’s husband.
Congratulations Shirley and Taz, and sorry to all those who didn’t win, there’s always next time!
In this animal-loving nation of ours it seems there is one place in particular which attracts the most pet friendly attitudes.
ThePet.net Awards 2009 have revealed the most pet-owners rate the West Midlands as the best place in the UK to own a pet after thousands of pet-owners were invited to vote for their favourite pet-friendly businesses.
ThePet.net Awards were completely free to enter with hundreds of different pet-related businesses and passionate pet-owners taking part nationwide, but almost half of all winners are based in the West Midlands including the favourite Pet Shop, Vets, Pet-friendly Pub/Restaurant, Pet Sitter, Cat Breeder and Canine Hydrotherapy Centre.
Full list of results
Favourite Pet Friendly Hotel or B&B: Little John Inn, Hathersage, Derbyshire.
Favourite Cattery: Broadlands Cattery, Lincolnshire.
Favourite Dog Trainer: Canine Communications, Hampshire.
Favourite Groomer: Give a Dog a Comb, Hampshire.
Favourite Boarding Kennels: Ridge Hill Kennels & Cattery, Taporley, Cheshire.
Favourite Pet Shop: Doolittles Pets and Aquatics, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
Favourite Pet Friendly Pub or Restaurant: The Why Not Inn, Halesowen, West Midlands.
Favourite Caravan Site or Holiday Park: Pitton Cross, Swansea.
Favourite Vet: Rosewood Animal Hospital, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
Favourite Holiday Cottage: Coquet Cottages, Northumberland.
Favourite Dog Breeder: Foxypoms, Northwich, Cheshire.
Favourite Cat Breeder: Exotiques Amour, West Midlands.
Favourite Dog walker: Animal Magic, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Favourite Pet-sitter: The Pet Minder, Dudley, West Midlands.
Favourite Canine Hydrotherapy Centre: Woof n Water, Smethick, West Midlands.
Favourite Pet Portrait Painter: Petographer, Whitton, Middlesex.
Marc (co-founder of ThePet.net) said at the awards ceremony: “We hope the awareness raised by the Awards will help highlight those deserving pet-related businesses that proudly put ‘pet before profit’, offer great value-for-money and fantastic customer service. This will in turn keep Britain owning pets forever as well as reduce pet abandonment and increase rescue pet adoption.”
ThePet.net Awards 2009 were presented on 4 May at this year’s Ultimate Pet Show at the Birmingham NEC.
If you missed this years awards or think you know of a pet friendly service who should have been there – don’t worry. We will be launching ThePet.net Awards 2010 in November this year. Watch this space or sign up to ThePet.net and we’ll keep you up to date.
This was one of the questions Marc had to tackle at his talk this morning about choosing a new pet at The Ultimate Pet Show – NEC, Birmingham.
Marc gave a vet’s eye view on what to look for when considerin a new four-legged family member. His talk ranged from puppy farms to pet shops, bearded collies to bearded dragons, siamese cats to sibarian hamsters.
He answered many questions from the children present. On the dinosaur problem – he suggested that the herbivores would probably make better pets than the carnivores.
So I guess that rules out the baby Tyrannosaurus Rex I was thinking of!
You may have seen ThePet.net’s vet Marc Abraham on ITV1 documentary ‘Pets Undercover’ on the Tonight programme a couple of weeks back.
The programme has ignited massive debate both within the veterinary profession and in the wider public on the issue of pet and owner exploitation including what vets charge and the range of services and procedures they suggest for your beloved pet.
We want to know what you think. Please add you comments below.
If you missed the show you can watch it here.