This week (13th – 19th November) is the first ever Canine Health Week. This awareness week, which replaces the previous National Canine Health Testing Week, is an annual initiative to highlight resources, research and information to help make a difference to dog health, drawing attention to any known health issues rather than just those with an available health test or screening scheme.
This year, Canine Health Week will highlight the most common health issues affecting dogs in Britain, with the aim of enabling owners to familiarise themselves with these conditions in order to establish the healthcare needs of their dogs. During the week the Kennel Club will be using social media to highlight ear canal disease (otitis externa), dental disease, anal sac impaction, overgrown claws and arthritis.
If you’d like to find out more about Canine Health Week then please visit the KC's webpage.