Those of you who have a copy of my book From Pyramid to Perrera will know Tilly, Bev Farmer's beloved podenca who is now 17. Recently Bev took in a stray kitten.
'Josephine thought an ear massage might be nice for Tilly I’m not sure it was very relaxing for her. But amazed she was so tolerant for a dog that has hated cats her entire life even all these years she can still surprise me.'
From Bev Farmer. I had the pleasure of meeting her friend Janette when I visited Bev a few years ago. This is what happened during one of the worst storms to hit Andalucia. Sadly storms are still forecast to hit the region.
'Just before the big storms hit us in Spain Janette Lopez was contacted by a local perrera 7 galgos and a Podenco had been handed in by a Galguero and could she help .. Her rescue is mainly local adoptions of family type dogs and she doesn't get much interest in sighthounds. So she asked me if I could team up with her and help with them .. No problem Janette ....
Then a couple of days later I was asked if we could help with a galga who had just given birth in a disused finca surround by rubbish. 3 pups had already died and it was a matter of urgency to get them to safety .. I had no space here to take them so Janette took them. At the time it seemed all manageable, 15 dogs. Then disaster struck and one of the worst Gota Frias recorded in the region hit .. Janette's rescue was badly flooded and a lot of damage. On top of that she took in 27 dogs displaced because of the storms plus a couple of goats and to date only a couple of people have come forward to claim them.
Just learnt about this association in Cordoba. It is encouraging to me that, since I started my involvement with the galgos and podencos back in 2007, so many new shelters and associations have been formed, so many more people caring for these wonderful but abused hounds.
There are many wonderful complementary treatments for dogs with OA. None will cure or heal the arthritic joint, but a combination of treatments can very well restore vitality and decrease discomfort, making a happy walk in the park a reality once again.
1. Omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin, and avocado and soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) can all work to slow joint degeneration. The combination of these over several months can improve function and decrease pain. Can also be used as preventive.
2. Turmeric and curcumin together are a potent anti-inflammatory.
English translation below. They were probably mostly galgos but could include some podencos.
Bone remains found by the Civil Guard Seprona at the scene (EP)
WRITING / AGENCIES , MÉRIDA
12/03/2019 1:26 PM
The sacrifice of dogs when they are not used for hunting continues to be an extended practice in some areas of Spain. An example of this is the investigation being carried out by the Civil Guard in Tierra de Barros (Badajoz), which has opened proceedings against 12 residents of the region for the killing of 46 dogs .
The Benemérita, who has brought the proceedings brought to justice, accuses these people of a crime of animal abuse. Among those investigated, there is a veterinary doctor from the region of La Paz, who is also charged with a crime of documentary falsification, as reported by the Civil Guard .
First inquiries - The case was uncovered with the finding of a dog corpse next to a bag of bones