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Help us save them from the hands of criminal gangs!

Puppy farms and dog theft are frequently reported and sadly growing at an alarming rate.

We at Labrador Rescue South East and Central are anxious to alert people to the dangers of advertising, rehoming or even selling your dog over the internet.  Professional criminals, previously involved in serious crime such as drug trafficking, have turned their hand to dog trading; and they are at large.  By rehoming your dog without the benefit of proper checks and assessments they could fall into the hands of these criminals, and so propel the growth of this hideous market.

Labrador Rescue South East and Central (LRSEC) is a UK based registered charity (charity no: 1059122) that has cared for and rehomed Labradors and first crosses since 1996.  We are part of a countrywide network of specialist breed rescues.

Our fear is that once lockdown restrictions are lifted and (more…)

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Theo came to me back in 2012 having recently had a plate and 13 pins fitted in his left femur to fix a break that we believe was caused by previous owners. He did well post surgery and I took him to many months of hydrotherapy to help him rebuild his hind limb muscle, and in doing so, found a whole new career for myself! However, I was aware that an injury in one limb can often have an impact on other limbs, often the diagonal one so this is something I have always kept an eye on.

Theo

In 2017 I noticed that Theo would occasionally appear a bit lame on his right fore but at the time, I was lucky to have a friend who decided to become a Galen Myotherapist and asked if she could use Theo as her ‘case study dog’ whilst she completed her studies. This fortnightly treatment really helped him keep this in check and be more comfortable. Galen Myotherapy (www.galenmyotherapy.co.uk) is a branch of massage therapy which promotes health and treats chronic muscular pain in dogs through unique massage techniques and exercise management. Theo revelled in his treatments and I could see a huge difference in him the day after a session. We continued with this plus diet management and hydrotherapy with mum for several years as the limp was sporadic and managed.
Unsurprisingly the limp became more and more frequent and started to bounce between both fore limbs. I was working my way through a variety of pain management options with my primary care vet for about 18 months and trying to manage the condition which I suspected was Elbow Dysplasia but i also was fully aware of the minimal treatment options for this condition.
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