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12 August 2016
Compulsive Disorders in Pets
US - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a well-known diagnosis in human medicine, but did you know that animals can also develop a form of this disorder? This doesn’t mean there are dogs out...
Vets Offer Advice for Reducing Stress in Cats
UK -Periods of change can be stressful for cats and, following reports of fights and injuries requiring veterinary attention between Downing Street’s two high-profile Chief Mousers, the British...
10 August 2016
Horse Castration – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
AUSTRALIA - No surgical procedure is more commonly performed by equine vets than castration. This leads horse owners to believe that it’s routine surgery and that nothing is likely to go wrong,...
09 August 2016
Veterinary Organisations Offer Advice on New Rabbit Disease
UK - A new strain of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease has been identified in rabbits in the UK and the British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)...
08 August 2016
Equine Vet Checks - It's Not a Yes or No Answer
AUSTRALIA - A pre-purchase examination is an important step for anyone who is about to purchase a horse. But, what happens if a veterinarian passes a horse during the examination and it later...
05 August 2016
Appeal for Information After Dog Collapses in Hot Car
UK - The RSPCA and West Yorkshire police were called with allegations that a white and tan British Bulldog was left locked in a car at approximately 2.30pm on Tuesday 19 July in the car park...
02 August 2016
Why Are People Still Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars and What to Do if You See One Suffering
UK - Hundreds of dogs needlessly die each year by being left in cars during hot weather. We all know we shouldn't do it, yet many still think that leaving the dog in the car as they nip to the...
01 August 2016
Is Your Dog Anxious When You Go Out?
UK - What do our pets get up to when we go out to work each day? A new animated film could help pet owners understand separation related behaviour. ...
25 July 2016
Hypothyroidism in Dogs
US - In April 2016, a three-year-old dog named Bear was brought to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital with abusive injuries. In addition to the obvious injuries Bear bore—an...
Greyhound Racing Ban a Courageous Move
AUSTRALIA - The peak body for veterinarians has supported the move by New South Wales to ban greyhound racing, while also expressing concern about the animals affected....
22 July 2016
Advice on Owning Miniature Horses
US - While some refer to horses as livestock, others consider horses to be a companion animal, especially if they are kept for recreational purposes. ...
20 July 2016
Vet School Research Paves the Way for Improved Horse Welfare
UK - A vision for improving horse welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by World Horse Welfare....
18 July 2016
AFerry Partners With RSPCA for Pet Travel
UK - has signed a partnership contract with the RSPCA to be their dedicated ferry booking engine on their RSPCA website, a service for all members travelling by ferry with their...
15 July 2016
Advice on Choosing Boarding for your Pets
US - Many people associate the summer months with traveling and fun in the sun. While some people consider their pet a travel companion, other pets may be better left at home. How can you decide...
14 July 2016
HSI Helping Dogs and Cats in South America
GUYANA - The Humane Society International (HSI) began working in Guyana in 2014 because the only animal shelter in the country was taking in litter after litter of kittens and puppies and, overwhelmed...
12 July 2016
PDSA Warns Pets Swallow the Strangest Things
UK - Stones, babies’ dummies, socks and even kebab sticks were among hundreds of weird and wonderful items PDSA vets surgically removed from pet patients last year....
11 July 2016
RSPCA Releases Terrapin Advice Sheet After Help Calls Soar
UK - The RSPCA has launched terrapin advice sheets to help new owners care for their half-shelled house guests after a 45 per cent increase in number of calls....
08 July 2016
Researchers Examine How Video Games Can Improve Bird Health
US - Playing video games has been a favorite pastime of young and old alike, and now the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is investigating the benefits of...
07 July 2016
How to Pick the Perfect Toy for Your Pet
UK - Ten top tips from the PDSA vets on how to pick the perfect toy for your pet....
06 July 2016
Palintest Helping London Zoo Keep its Aquatic Inhabitants Safe
UK - ZSL London Zoo has one of the largest collections of aquatic life in the UK, including some of the rarest species of fish and amphibians. This diversity creates unique water quality demands...
01 July 2016
Survey Finds Owners Lack Basic Knowledge About Pet Hydration
UK - With this summer’s sporting bonanza well underway - from the Euros to Wimbledon and the Olympics - UK pet owners could have plenty of distractions to take their attention away from their...
30 June 2016
The Heat is on for Pet Rabbits this Summer
UK - As temperatures rise, leading veterinary organisations the British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and British Veterinary Zoological Society...
27 June 2016
Summer Sickness: Grass Seeds Causing Pet Illness and High Vet Bills for Brits
UK - A new study has revealed that grass seeds embedded in dogs’ flesh is the most common seasonal illness for UK pets....
23 June 2016
New Strain of Rabbit Virus Spreading Across South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity South Australia has confirmed a new strain of calcivirus is sweeping through rabbit colonies in parts of regional South Australia....
21 June 2016
Cancer-Causing Virus Strikes Genetically Vulnerable Horses
US - Sarcoid skin tumors are the most common form of cancer in horses, but little is known about why the papillomavirus behind them strikes some horses and not others....
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