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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

About Dog Watch

As dog owners are regularly out and about in Whittlesey, they are likely to notice anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. Dog walkers tend to be out in the early mornings or evenings when other people are people are more likely to be indoors and because of this, you might see and hear things relating to crime, anti-social behaviour or other suspicious activity.

Members of Dog Watch are asked to be the eyes and ears of their communities, keep each other informed and report concerns to the police via the:

Telephone 101 if its non-emergency call

Telephone 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress.

  

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What to do if your dog is lost

You must act quickly if your dog is lost or you believe your dog has been stolen.

Hopefully your dog is chipped or tattooed. Get the relevant details together - it could be a good idea to store these details on your mobile phone address book, at least make sure you know where you can find the infomation immediately if it is needed. 

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Seeds and Dogs

The late Spring and early Summer is the time when grass starts to seed. Your pet may love bounding through the long grass but remember, always check at the end of a walk and remove any seeds that you see. Grass seeds can cause an extremely common problem with the dog becoming uncomfortable, often lethargic, and in a lot of pain. Seeing a dog in this condition can be equally as distressing as receiving the final bill for the treatment needed to fix this often preventable problem. Also be aware that grass seeds are not the only problem as many plants, like nettles,  have very small almost dust like seeds which can cause eye irritation.

The types of dog mostly affected by grass seeds are breeds possessing hairy ears and feet, like Spaniels, that are walked in meadows or woodlands where grasses commonly grow in abundance. Spaniels, for example, often pick up grass seeds in their feathery paws.

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