Welcome To The
Caithness.org Pets Corner
Caithness has a great many animals like most rural areas. This section
will cater for the odd animal story and photos of the animals that we
keep in Caithness and maybe the odd one from elsewhere. The section
will grow with links to local animal organisations and other
information we think you might find useful. This section is for people
in Caithness only as we might be in danger of being swamped if we open
29 April 08 Coco
Missing for Two Weeks Coco has been missing for two weeks
now, he was last seen around the Thurso Road area. He is a 11 month old
black male with one or two white bits in his fur. We would be very
grateful to hear from anybody with any helpful information. Telephone
us on 01955 603054
February 08 Great News - Puppy
Back Home Safe and Well Missing Puppy
From Loch Street, Wick - Notified To The Forum
Our little black puppy has gone missing from Loch Street, he's only 4
months old, my little girl is distraught as he belongs to her. He is
wearing a pale blue collar with white spots.
Please if you see him can you ring me on 07849 990151
30 December 07
UK Police Dog History
This link to a blog may be of
interest to some doggie people. It is compiled by a man who has
been involved in training police dogs and researched the topic in
21 December 07
Vets Now warns of the dangers of potentially harmful goodies at
Christmas Vet's Now, the UK's leading Out Of Hours emergency vets, is
urging owners to be aware of the potential dangers of many seemingly
harmless goodies this Christmas.
We all enjoy
treats over Christmas and while it's tempting to invite your pet to
share in treats and left-over tit bits, it's important to be mindful of
the potentially fatal effects of items such as chocolate, raisins and
many indoor plants.
Plants such as
Poinsettias and Amaryllis are almost as common place in households at
Christmas as tinsel and presents; however, ingestion of even a small
part of these plants by dogs can cause mouth and stomach irritation.
Another poisonous plant to be wary of is mistletoe, the berries in
particular, which are extremely toxic if ingested by dogs.
grapes are toxic to dogs and should never be given as treats as they
can cause acute kidney failure.
usually any shortage of chocolate at Christmas time which is important
to bear in mind if you're a dog owner. Chocolate is one of the most
toxic substances to dogs as it contains caffeine and other related
chemicals which depending on the quantity consumed and the size of the
dog, can be lethal. Just 50g of chocolate can be enough to kill a small
Dark chocolate is
more toxic than milk chocolate, and white chocolate is hardly toxic at
all. However, chocolate fudge, brownies and chocolate cakes can
certainly cause problems.
chocolate toxicity will usually become obvious within six to twelve
hours of eating the chocolate, but if the chocolate was well-wrapped,
symptoms may develop sometime later. The first signs are those of an
upset stomach - vomiting, diahorrea and drinking extra water. Symptoms
may get progressively more dramatic.
Vets Now will see
a higher than normal number of emergencies over the Christmas period,
many of which can be avoided by owners taking simple precautions to
minimise the chances of their pet coming in contact with harmful
chocolates up out of reach, preferably in a cupboard or the
refrigerator - just as you would do if you had a toddler in the house.
Don't leave them on the coffee table, kitchen table or beside the bed.
Put plants out of
the way of pets and don't be tempted to feed your pet tit bits left
over from the Christmas meal. Fatty foods can cause dogs in particular
to suffer from severe digestion problems and tiny poultry bones can
become lodged in your pets throat or perforate its intestinal tract.
If you suspect
that your pet has come into contact with any of these objects and is
displaying signs of feeling unwell, call your local veterinarian
Tips for a Happy and Safe Bonfire Night for Pets Vets Now Offers Tips on How to Keep Your Pet Safe and Happy
This Bonfire Night - 5th November
Vet's Now, the
organisation that works with daytime veterinary practices to provide an
emergency veterinary service to pets, at nights and weekends,
acknowledges that Bonfire Night can be a distressing time for pets, and
urges pet owners to follow these tips to ensure a happy and safe time
this Bonfire Night.
Ensure that pets
are kept indoors and that all windows and cat flaps are closed
during the day so that they don't need to be taken outside during times
when fireworks may be going off
Try to disguise
the noise as much as possible - draw the curtains or turn the
television or radio up
Try to look
cheerful when fireworks are going off as this will help your pet and
not give cause for worry
neighbours if you plan to hold a firework display
Let your dog or
cat hide if it wants to take refuge in the corner or under the furniture
animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs living outside indoors to give
Make sure your
dog or cat has a collar or tag in case they run away.
If you're holding
a bonfire or firework display, make sure that you clear up properly as
the remnants and litter can be hazardous to pets
August 07 Missing
Cat - Sweep Missing from Forss area (Forss
to Westfield Road) for over 2 weeks. Large male cat, black with a white
bib, extremely friendly and loves being petted. Sweep is the right hand
cat in the photo. A farm cat so may be trapped in a shed or
outbuilding. He has a collar on in the picture but had lost it shortly
before going missing.
3 July 07
Update On Jack Russell Story
Just wanted to let you know that we have now found a new home for
Rosie, our Jack Russell. Thank you for your help it was much
appreciated. Having now discovered 'Caithness.org '; we will now be
frequent visitors to the site! Once again many thanks for your help.
Regards Lesley Flatt
12 June 07 Jack Russell Needs A New Home - Can You Help?
We re-homed a Jack Russell bitch from Balmore Animal Rescue Centre in
August last year. Sadly in recent weeks she has taken an acute dislike
to our other dog ( a Collie Bitch) We have tried everything possible to
resolve this problem but following a consultation with a dog
behaviourist expert, we have had to conclude that Rosie (The Jack
Russell ) needs to go to a new home
We are devastated to have to part with Rosie as we have grown to love
her dearly but on the recommendation of the Dog behaviourist we are
advised that Rosie needs a home where her new owner has experience and
an understand of, the workings of the mind of a JR ! and importantly, a
home where there are no other dogs or young children
Currently we are having to keep our two dogs apart in separate parts of
the house -this is neither practical or fair on either of the dogs.
Rosie has been spayed and her inoculations are fully up to date.
If anyone out there can help we would be very grateful . We can be
contacted on: email@example.com
Telephone 01593 721574
Dog On Thurso
Cat Plays Piano
Tabby Missing From Janetstown - Hill Of Forss Area Cat Missing from Janetstown/Hill of Forss Area - 3 Year Old
Tabby. He has been missing for about 3 weeks. He is known for wandering
but not normally this long. He tends to head over the fields towards
Thurso Golf Course area (we think) so he may have gone as far as Ormlie
direction. If anyone has any information can you please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01847
November 06 Smokey the Cat Came Home
Smokey the cat, has come home! He arrived home on it's owners birthday
so it was the best birthday present she could have wished for.
Smokey - Missing From Port Dunbar Smokey went missing from the Port Dunbar area a
couple of weeks ago and the owner is really worried. He is a really
timid cat and it is possible he is hiding somewhere. If anyone
sees him they can contact Cats Protection on 07050 073378.
6 August 06
Yellow Finch or Canary Seen in Lindsay Drive, Wick
Mary Richard has contacted us
wondering if anyone had lost a yellow Finch or Canary. It was seen
flying about Lindsay Drive this afternoon Sunday the 6th of Aug. She
has put bird food out for it as it seemed semi tame.
August 06 Labrador
Rescue - Rehoming service
mainly for labradors but the volunteers will assist wherever possible
with other dogs