Above, you'll see French bulldog Boss, who needed help from Blue Cross for skin problems. He is pictured on his fourth visit to our vets when he was only nine months old. A horrified veterinary profession has caused Frenchies and Pugs to make the headlines. As these breeds soar in popularity, vets have become increasingly concerned about their welfare, and the British Veterinary Association has voiced its concerns about suffering in these breeds. Flat-faced cats, such as Persians, and even Lionhead rabbits, are en vogue now, too.
For anyone who loves dogs, you will know that in order for dogs to have the best start in life, puppies should stay with their mother until they are 8 weeks old. Preloved strongly oppose puppy trafficking and want to show its members what to do if you want to sell, buy or rehome a puppy. Remember to always ask "where's mum?"
Thirty eight years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas®”, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, which has 20 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Ireland, is bracing itself for another busy Christmas.