Top 10 Dogs in Films

In no particular order, these are some of the top dogs in the business. From cartoons to heroes and even time travellers, have a sniff of these highlights.If you have a dog then click here for online vet medicine at a good price.

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Lassie
Lassie started off as a set of novels but quickly made it to film, enduring a sixty-two year career, although with different dogs as they progressed.

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Beethoven
This early-90s family comedy stars a St. Bernard as the centre of all events. Named after barking at a piece by Ludwig Van Beethoven, he goes on a quest to foil the unethical plans of Dr. Varnick. Although the film got astonishingly average reviews, this stays in the memory of any child born in the 80s and 90s.

The Tramp
One of the main characters in Walt Disney’s 1955 film Lady and the Tramp, the stray mutt falls in love with an American Cocker Spaniel belonging to an upper-middle class family. If you can’t instantly recall the spaghetti restaurant scene then it’s proof that you aren’t human.

Bolt
One of the more recent dog heroes of the film world, Bolt, voiced by John Travolta, is a film star pup who is famed to have superpowers. His quest involves the sudden realisation that they don’t exist, and he has to sort out his problems without them. All he does have is an annoying hamster. I hate that hamster.

Fang

Rubeus Hagrid’s huge Boarhound was one of his many pets that followed Harry and crew into adventures. The actual breed is a Neapolitan Mastiff, famed for their size and scrunchy faces. Not many other dogs could look big in the company of Robbie Coltrane in that film.

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Marley
This book really took off in novel form after an American column writer documented his relationship with an ADHD Labrador retriever. The film was just as adorable and Jennifer Aniston isn’t bad either. There is a beautiful message about love thinly veiled within there too, if you like that sort of thing.

Baxter – Anchorman
The Border terrier is best known in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, mainly for being kicked off a bridge by Jack Black, but also for eating a whole wheel of cheese and pooping in the refrigerator… Amongst other things.
‘I’m not even mad, that’s amazing.’
Other film appearances of the border terrier include Return to Oz, There’s Something about Mary, 102 Dalmatians and Lassie.

Einstein
Doc Brown’s dog, Einstein is the first dog ever to time travel on film and in the film he was the first time traveller, regardless of species. In fact, he is in real life too: Ground-breaking stuff.

Zero – Nightmare before
In The Nightmare before Christmas, Zero is the pet of Jack, the pumpkin king. He has a glowing pumpkin nose and a gravestone dog house. At the end of the movie Zero floats into the sky, becoming a star. I’m not entirely sure what that means.

Scooby Doo
It shouldn’t need explaining why Scooby Doo should be in the top 10 dogs in Film. The cartoons have been going since 1969 and are still one of the most popular things in children’s TV, spurring a film series featuring the whole Mystery Incorporated gang.

Scooby Doo

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Paul O’Grady calls on the nation to help make the largest ever donation of food to rescue dogs

Watch our video featuring dog lovers Paul O’Grady and Amanda Holden urging animal lovers to join in a nationwide campaign, to help feed abandoned dogs.

Animal lovers are urged to ‘paws for thought’ to help feed abandoned dogs as part of the ‘Feeding Brighter Futures’ campaign

To help animal centres look after the number of abandoned dogs in their care Paul and Amanda are backing the Feeding Brighter Futures campaign and are asking the public to join them by supporting Pedigree’s Buy One Feed One initiative.

Whilst every dog owner knows the importance of giving their dog a healthy and nutritious diet to keep them feeling and looking their best, research with the Association of Dog and Cat Homes, released earlier this year, showed that nearly half of rehoming centres had seen an increase in malnourished dogs being admitted to their care.

With good nutrition the first step to a rescue dog’s recovery, Pedigree has committed to donating one million meals to rehoming centres across the UK and is now calling on people to help them donate even more.

Find out how can you help feed abandoned dogs and support this campaign. Watch our video here….

The Importance of Timely and Effective Dog Flea Treatment

Dog fleas are a common seasonal parasite which regularly plagues canines and can bring along a number of complications. The wide availability of treatments and cures leaves no excuses for letting a dog suffer prolonged infestations and possibly incur long-term damage. Here is the rundown on the nature of dog fleas and how they affect their hosts and environment.

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The enemy
Dog fleas, or Ctenocephalides canis, are a blood-sucking parasite species which targets primarily canine hosts. They are similar to cat fleas but are less likely to attack other hosts, such as humans. Their survival period without food is a few months, and female specimens need blood before they can lay eggs in their host’s coat, about 4,000 at a time. The eggs go through a four-stage cycle until maturing over a couple of weeks’ time.

Symptoms
Fleas cause dogs considerable discomfort and agitation. Infested canines scratch their heads and necks and often bite their hind areas and tails – these are fleas’ preferred spots. The continued scratching leaves the skin inflamed and can even result in hair loss. These physical symptoms are often paired with psychological ones, making dogs more nervous and anxious than usual.

Complications
Fleas are more than just a passing annoyance; they can bring on a number of serious complications for dog health. Based on About.com’s detailed report, here are some of them. First off, the non-stop itching and scratching wear out canine fur and skin, exposing the body to various diseases which often bring unpleasant odours along. In addition, many dogs develop allergic dermatitis due to excessive contact with flea saliva. Fleas can also infect a dog with tapeworms which are notoriously difficult to cure. Excessive biting and blood-sucking can sometimes leave a canine anaemic.

Dangers to human health
Many of the above ailments will apply to humans, too. As this account in the Guardian illustrates, the itchy bites affect everyone in the household. In humans, the bites concentrate in areas with gentler, thinner skin such as the backs of joints (elbows, knees, ankles). Dermatitis and tapeworms affect humans and dogs equally.

Effective prevention and treatment
Prevention is the best starting point on the road to durable health. Dog fleas prefer defenceless hosts, so sick and old dogs as well as puppies are at a higher risk. Their immune systems need an extra boost through a healthy diet and relevant food additives. Flea combs are a great way to discover an initial parasite community before it multiplies. Once an infestation is verified, immediate measures must follow. It is easiest to pick effective dog flea treatments from the Pet Medicine Company which carries a wide variety of cures with different strength and range.

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