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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)...
01 August 2016
Britain's Pets Costing us Billions
UK - Animal lovers should pause for thought as £258.4 billion is spent in the UK by dog and cat owners alone....
21 July 2016
Rabbit Owners Warned About New Deadly Virus in UK
UK - Rabbit owners are being warned about a new variant of rabbit haemorrhage disease (RHDV2) that has arrived in the UK and has no vaccine....
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...
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...
10 June 2016
Keep Your Pet Cool and Safe this Summer
UK - We all know about the dangers of keeping dogs locked in parked cars in the summer; it’s a no-no for any dog owner and a well-publicised concern. Whilst avoiding common dangers, you can...
09 June 2016
Think it's a Simple Yes or No When it Comes to UVB Lighting and Your Reptile? Think Again
UK - UVB lighting for reptiles has advanced at an unprecedented rate over recent years and consequently much of the conventional best practice advice on the subject, frequently relayed to those...
02 June 2016
Leading Premium Pet Sitting Service Comes to the UK
UK - Animaute, the leading pet sitting business in France, begins its international expansion in the UK. Supported by '50 Partners', a start-up accelerator created with 50 experienced entrepreneurs,...
27 May 2016
PawSquad Bring Vets to Your Door
UK - PawSquad, a dedicated team of experienced veterinarians, are now offering home visits for you and your pet....
26 May 2016
Practice Supports Initiative to Buy Pet Oxygen Masks for Fire Rescue
UK - A veterinary practice in Telford is supporting a campaign led by a firefighter at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to provide oxygen masks for pets on all of the county’s fire...
20 May 2016
New Strain of Rabbit Calicivirus Hits Tasmania
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning of a new strain of rabbit calicivirus, RHDV2, which could have a devastating effect on Tasmanian pet rabbits and rabbit farms....
16 May 2016
Many Rabbit Owners Do Not Know How to Care for Their Pets, say Experts
UK - Rabbits need custard creams for a shiny coat, guinea pigs cannot be transported at more than 30 miles per hour and rabbits shouldn’t eat grass before six months of age. Those are just...
29 April 2016
New Consolidated Learning Postgraduate Certificate Programme from Improve
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a Consolidated Learning programme to enable veterinary surgeons to gain the skills required for both a Postgraduate Certificate...
22 March 2016
Make Sure Rabbits are Happy Bunnies this Easter
UK - As the Easter Bunny hops onto the horizon, findings from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal that at least one in five vets have serious concerns about the health and welfare...
25 February 2016
Feeding Table Scraps Fueling Pet Obesity Problem
UK - A combination of snacks, scraps, takeaway leftovers and even booze continues to fuel an obesity crisis among our pets, according to leading vet charity, PDSA....
04 February 2016
Rabbit Owners Advised to be on Lookout for New Disease Strain
AUSTRALIA - Domestic rabbit owners and breeders are being advised to be on the lookout for a new strain of rabbit calicivirus - RHDV2 - following the confirmation of recent cases in South Australia....
24 December 2015
Helpful Advice for Keeping Your Pets Safe at Christmas
UK - Keeping pets active and happy in winter is good for their health but it is important you also know how to keep them and yourself safe in the winter weather....
18 December 2015
New App Allows Vet Consultation from the Comfort of Your Home
UK - Pet owners who want to speak to a vet from the comfort of their homes can now do so with the launch of the PawSquad App....
15 December 2015
Help Your Veterinary Practice Better Communicate with Pet Owners
UK - Veterinary staff keen to learn more about communicating with today's pet owners are invited to a special workshop at Wood Green Animal Shelter near Cambridge on Wednesday 24 February 2016....
10 December 2015
Lucky Animals Rescued by RSPCA During Storm Desmond Flooding
UK - Flood rescue teams from the RSPCA have been out saving the lives of cats, dogs, rabbits and chickens across the north of England after severe flooding has forced owners to evacuate their...
24 November 2015
Buying Pets Without Proper Thought is Adding to Pet Welfare Crisis
UK - Millions of pets are being taken on with little or no research into what they need to live healthy and happy lives. And this lack of knowledge can result in stressed, lonely, obese and aggressive...
23 November 2015
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Breaks Out in Benin
BENIN - Four new outbreaks of rabbit haemorrhagic disease have been reported on rabbit farms in the south and centre of the country....
19 November 2015
Antibiotics Vital to Veterinary Profession
UK - To mark European Antibiotics Awareness Day yesterday (18 November) the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) urged the veterinary profession and pet owners to work together...
18 November 2015
HealthforAnimals Promote the Responsible Use of Antibiotics
GLOBAL - The global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals, has joined the call for global action against the growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines, this...
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