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282 March 2018 - Gryffe Advertizer

The Advertizer - Your local community magazine to the Gryffe area. The Advertizer is a local business directory including a what's on guide and other local information and an interesting mix of articles.

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26 the advertizer Pet Blog by PetVets Cruciate Ligament Injury in Dogs The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) connects the back of the femur (the bone above the knee) with the front of the tibia (the bone below the knee). It is responsible for keeping the tibia in place beneath the femur and stabilizing the knee joint. Damage to the CCL causes lameness. This may be a gradual lameness, intermittent at first that gradually progresses until the ligament finally ruptures. In other dogs there is no slow build up and the first sign is an acute lameness when the ligament ruptures. CCL injuries in dogs are one of the most commonly seen orthopaedic problems. About 50% of dogs that rupture the CCL on one leg will develop the condition in the opposite leg. Predisposing factors include: • Breed: including Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and Golden Retrievers. • Activity level: occasional strenuous exercise (eg Increased at weekends only) • Obesity Diagnosis of CCL injury is based on the clinical history, examination of the joint and x-rays. If left untreated the bones of the knee joint rub against one another, leading to the development of bone spurs, pain, arthritis, and a decreased range of motion. Treatment: In dogs less than 10kg: Conservative, non-surgical treatment. This includes strict rest and antiinflammatory medication for 6-8 weeks, followed by a gentle program of exercise. If obesity is present weight loss is very important. In dogs greater than 10kg: Surgery to provide stability to the joint. Exercise is usually restricted for up to 8 weeks to allow for adequate healing. If obesity is present weight loss is very important. Without surgery, the knee joint will be subject to degenerative changes causing chronic pain. Although the resting period can be a difficult time for you and your dog, strict adherence to this will provide the best outcome and will be the quickest way to get your best friend back on all fours. Glasgow’s animals need blankets The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers in Glasgow to donate blankets for animals in their Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre. They ask that people do not donate old duvets or pillows as the animals can easily tear these apart. Blankets can be handed anytime between 10am and 4pm Wednesday to Monday into the centre which is located at 125 Kinnell Avenue, Cardonald, Glasgow G52 3RY. LOST PETS? If your pet has gone missing and you would like to place a notice in The Advertizer, please call 01505 613340 or email ∂∫∞€Ł@)( info@advertizer.co.uk l𧥇þÐœ ÐœðŁ l𧥠We can also put updates on our website & Facebook. There is no charge for this service! *ATTENTION*ATTENTION* As of Monday 26th February Suzanne’s Grooming Pad will be open 7 days a week! We are also super excited to announce the start of our new Spa Treatments to pamper your dog even more - these will cater for all sizes, all breeds, all coat lengths... everyone! Treatments include: Puppy Pamper, Birthday Beauty, Deshedding Mud Bath and many more. As there are never more than 2 dogs in the salon at a time it is ideal for a complete pamper session. Call the salon for more details on 01505 705330. Also have a look at our Facebook page, ‘Suzanne’s Grooming Pad’ - don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ our page to receive regular updates.’ Visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website If you’re a member of the public wanting to enjoy some fresh air in a local park, or a dog walker, hill walker, mountain biker, horse rider or kayaker, there is information for you and much more. https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/ deadline date for our april issue - Friday 16th March - You don’t want to miss it!!

march 2018 t: 01505 613340 e: info@advertizer.co.uk 27 Re-homing Pets Can you offer a home to any of our featured pets? Tom – 4 y/o male domestic short-hair Tom is a shy, nervous boy who will take some time to come out of his shell so he’s looking for a quiet home with no children. It’s unknown how he would feel about other Tom pets so it’s probably best that he doesn’t live with dogs. He’s used to being outside so he will need a garden, not near a busy road, so that he can go out once he’s fully settled which will likely take a few months or more. Sheba – 10 y/o female domestic short-hair Sheba can be quite shy to start with and is fairly independent. She’s used to a quiet home so she would like somewhere with no children and no other pets as she especially doesn’t like other cats. Sheba Sheba loves being outside so she need a garden, not near a busy road. Cardyke Farm, Langmuirhead Road, Auchinloch, Glasgow G66 5LD - Telephone 0141 779 3341 Flynn & Fergus – Finches Flynn & Fergus are looking for a new home after their owner could no longer care for them. They are adorable little birds who are a joy to watch. Like most zebra finches they are not hand tame. Finches can be housed either in a cage or a secure aviary. If a cage is used they require them to have Flynn & Fergus more length than height and plenty of perches as they enjoy hopping from perch to perch. They will need plenty of toys to keep them entertained and time out of their cage for exercise in a secure room. To contact the centre about any animals, please call 03000 999 999 or visit www.scottishspca.org/rehoming Logan – 2 to 5 y/o male Patterdale Terrier Logan is energetic and full of character and is looking for someone just as active to keep up with him. He needs plenty of mental Logan stimulation. Logan can be worried by other dogs so we are looking for a home where there are quiet areas to walk without too many other dogs around. He loves to play when he is out and ball games are his favourite. When in the house he loves having company but also likes his own space so we are looking for owners that can give him the space he needs. He can be left for a few hours at a time and is housetrained. Logan can live with children of 16 years and over and has to be the only pet in the household. We are looking for an experienced home for him. Zara – 2 to 5 y/o female Siberian Husky Zara is looking for a special home where she can spend her day with the ones she loves as she does not cope well on her own. An active home would be best for her. Zara loves spending time with her human companions, she can live with a doggy companion. She cannot live with cats. She would benefit from having a garden to play Zara in and burn off some energy, this will need to be secured with a 6ft fence. She can live with children over the age of 10 years old. Zara will need to be kept on lead when in public places. A home where things like bins and food can be kept out of reach would be best. Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, 315 Hamilton Road, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 7SL. Open: 12noon - 4pm (inc weekends); 12noon- 7.30pm on Tuesdays; closed: Wednesdays SSPCA at the Falkirk Wheel Get involved with fellow animal lovers and abseil 100ft down Scotland’s iconic boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel on Saturday 21 April 2018 to raise funds for Scotland’s animal welfare charity. A team of highly skilled instructors will ensure you are equipped with all you need to make your abseil as safe and enjoyable as possible. On the day, you can control the speed of your descent. Either slowly sliding down the rope and taking in the stunning view or whooshing down commando fashion to the cheers of the crowd! Participants must be aged 16 years or over. Parental consent is required for persons aged 16 or 17 years wishing to abseil. Participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150, which includes a £26 non-refundable deposit. Please register for this event by visiting the following link to pay your deposit: https://www.scottishspca. org/shop/events/falkirk-wheel-abseil/ Alternatively you can pay your deposit by calling 03000 999 999 (option 4). Your space will be confirmed as soon as we receive your deposit. Please note that spaces are given on a first come first served basis so I would advise getting your form in as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. www.facebook.com/events/1394939063948696/ @GryffeAds www.advertizer.co.uk

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