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With Valentine's Day on the horizon, we want to know how you and your pets will be spending the most romantic day of the year. We would love it if you completed the short survey we have prepared and tell us about your plans #lovepets Team PDSA

http://www.pdsa.org.uk/surveys/valentine/valentine_s_day_survey_2015.htm
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Last chance to enter our junior photo competition! If you know an animal-mad kid under 16 who LOVES taking pictures of their pet, why not suggest they enter? We’d like pictures that show pets looking happy and healthy in their natural state – for more info on the rules just visit www.pdsa.org.uk/pet-protectors/win/photo-competition. To enter, send your pics to petprotectors@pdsa.org.uk with the subject ‘Photography Competition 2014’. The competition closes on 22nd September and the winner gets an Action Shot digital camera plus a photography goody bag. Get snapping!
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ANNOUNCEMENT: In this very special year, which marks the centenary of World War I, PDSA wishes to ensure all of the animals that served faithfully and gallantly alongside our armed forces are duly honoured for their devotion and sacrifice. So, we are incredibly proud to announce the award of an Honorary PDSA Dickin Medal – the animals’ Victoria Cross – to commemorate these amazing animals. The award will be presented posthumously to a truly remarkable war horse called Warrior, on behalf of all animals that served in World War I. Please +1 and share to show your support for Warrior. Team PDSA
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Don't forget to tune in to #YoungVets on BBC2 tonight at 7pm! Tonight the @RoyalVeterinaryCollege students will be helping a number of PDSA patients, including Jose the cat who is suffering from a flea allergy, Jessie the staffie who had a lump removed from her mouth, and Rottweiler Kyla who is brought into PDSA after injuring her paw during a walk. Will you be watching? Team PDSA
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Did you all see the new BBC TV series #YoungVets the other night on BBC 2? If not, please see the link to a repeated version on Iplayer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04flqxk/young-vets-episode-1. The episode follows ten final year vet students as they push the text books to one side and meet the animals during placements to help build up their experience. The first episode features Shadow, a poorly German Shepherd with a fear of vets who was brought to PDSA Hendon for a skin condition. Make sure you keep tuning in to Young Vets this week to see more from PDSA and the student vets! We will be featured tomorrow night (Friday) at 7pm! Team PDSA
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Meet Charlie! This cheeky little chap has always had a taste for trouble by eating things he shouldn’t. He had gone off his food and was being sick, so his worried owners took him along to Leicester PDSA pet hospital to get to the bottom of the problem. Charlie was immediately admitted and given IV fluids, medicines and painkillers. An x-ray showed a pebble was lodged in his small intestine. Emergency surgery was carried out straight away to remove the pebble, but PDSA vets were stunned to discover a peach stone and a plastic cat toy mouse inside him too. If left for just a few days longer, it would have been fatal. Charlie has gone on to make a full recovery, and his owners are keeping an even closer eye on him now while out on walks. Has your pet ever done anything similar? Let us know, Team PDSA
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Poor Cookie was bitten on the mouth by an adder snake while out walking this week! Her face swelled up within minutes and her worried owner rushed her straight to Wolverhampton PDSA for emergency treatment. Thankfully, PDSA vets were able to get hold of the anti-venom and Cookie is now making an excellent recovery. 

Adders are the only poisonous snake native to the UK and bites can be very painful, and can even be fatal for dogs if they don’t get treatment. Adders are normally very timid and will only attack in defence, for instance if they are disturbed by an inquisitive dog exploring the undergrowth. On hot days they tend to be more active in the early morning and later evening – so similar times to when people are walking their dogs. Our vets advice that if you do come across an adder then keep well away – put your dog on a lead if they aren't already and don’t approach the snake or try to photograph it. If you think your dog may have been bitten by an adder then call your vet immediately. For more advice have a look at our website: http://www.pdsa.org.uk/about-us/media-pr-centre/case-studies/1445_pdsa-vets-save-cookie-after-snakebite Please share to help keep everyone safe and sound this summer! Team PDSA
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Watch to find out more about the first recipients of the PDSA Order of Merit - the Metropolitan Police horses and dogs whose remarkable actions protected the public during the London riots of 2011. Team PDSA
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We’re proud to announce that the first recipients of the PDSA Order of Merit are Metropolitan Police horses and dogs whose remarkable actions protected the public during the London riots of 2011. It is the first time these horses and dogs have been formally recognised for their dedicated work during the disorder, which included protecting people, property and the emergency services. Please show your support for these amazing animals by commenting and sharing. Team PDSA
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Drum roll please...introducing the fat cats, dumpy dogs and rotund rabbits battling for the title of UK’s biggest pet loser! We will be sharing details of all of the fat fighters taking part in PDSA Pet Fit Club - a six-month diet and exercise programme - over the coming weeks. But if you can’t wait that long, take a peek at all the finalists by visiting www.pdsa.org.uk/petfitclub Wish them luck! Team PDSA
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