Fun obstacle mud race for a good cause
Wading through rivers, climbing over obstacles, crawling through mud with your faithful four-legged friend always by your side. This sounds like a real fun experience for dog and owner - and even more so when it is for a good cause. Bayer is supporting the good work of the well-known UK-based animal rescue center ‘Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’ by sponsoring its Muddy Dog Challenge event series.
2.5 km or 5 km cross-country runs with obstacles to negotiate and mud to splash through sounds like a somewhat unusual way to raise money for the re-homing of dogs. But it works and the money raised through the Muddy Dog Challenge events help Battersea to look after thousands of lost, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats that come into its care. With more than 150 years of experience in this field, Battersea is one of the oldest animal charities in the world, and every year, it helps thousands of dogs and cats to find a new home.
“At Bayer we actively collaborate with people who are committed to improving the well-being and health of animals across the globe,” explains Hannah Watts, Brand Manager for Seresto at Animal Health, Bayer, in the UK. “Therefore, we support the events with our flea and tick collar. Seresto is a really consumer friendly product and these activities fit perfectly with the ethos of the brand. It works so well for dogs and their owners who enjoy an active outdoor life – and that is just what the Muddy Dog event is about.”
The Muddy Dog Challenge is all about getting muddy and having fun with your dog. Most dogs taking part love to rummage in the mud and scramble through the doughnut-shaped Seresto branded obstacle – the ‘Seresto Splash’. However, it is important to make sure that your dog is always protected against flea and tick bites that they might get when they’re outdoors.
Coming back from a walk, or any outdoor activity and cleaning off any dirt they have picked up also provides perfect opportunity to check your dog over for any unexpected lumps, bumps or changes to their body to monitor your dog’s health and keep them happy. If your dog is especially muddy, then wash off any mud with clear water and dry with a towel, making sure their ears and paws are properly cleaned too.
Find out more about the Muddy Dog Challenge.