PetSavers offer FREE Health Checks for dogs at new BBC Countryfile Live event
Aug02

PetSavers offer FREE Health Checks for dogs at new BBC Countryfile Live event

The charity PetSavers will be offering free health checks for dogs on their stand at the new BBC Countryfile Live event which is taking place at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August. At the show PetSavers will be promoting their long history of funding studies into improving the diagnosis and treatment of serious illnesses and diseases that affect companion animals. Over the past 40 years the charity has...

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Cruel summer – One pet dumped every hour, RSPCA reveals
Jul12

Cruel summer – One pet dumped every hour, RSPCA reveals

RSPCA figures show animals are more likely to be dumped in the summer months Pets are most likely to be dumped in the summer time with one animal being abandoned every hour on average, RSPCA figures show*. Every year the RSPCA is called out to rescue hundreds of animals across England and Wales after their owners abandon them and in many cases leave them for dead. In 2015 2,751 animals were rescued by the animal welfare charity with a...

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Learn how to ‘think cat’ with two new feline behaviour courses
May04

Learn how to ‘think cat’ with two new feline behaviour courses

International Cat Care (iCatCare) and its veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) are launching two new behaviour courses, one aimed at cat owners and those working with cats in non-veterinary professions, and the other specifically for the veterinary profession. The aim of the courses is to provide everyone with an interest in cats with a comprehensive understanding of what a cat is (eg, its...

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Burgess Pet Care withdraws support from the Premier Small Animal Show
Feb10

Burgess Pet Care withdraws support from the Premier Small Animal Show

Burgess Pet Care has announced it will be withdrawing support from the Small Animal Show. The company released the following statement: “Through many years of sponsorship of the Premier Small Animal Show in Harrogate, we have continually taken a positive approach to improving welfare standards with emphasis on diet and nutrition. However, there remain some welfare related concerns arising from this particular event. It would be wrong...

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RSPCA reveal thousands of reptiles at risk as cruelty and neglect calls increase
Feb04

RSPCA reveal thousands of reptiles at risk as cruelty and neglect calls increase

Chris Packham backs RSPCA drive to improve the lives of thousands of exotic pets The RSPCA is warning that thousands of exotic pets are at risk as the number of calls it receives per year has increased.   Every year the RSPCA takes thousands of calls from members of the public about exotics pets and the number involving reptiles in particular has been steadily rising. In 2015 the RSPCA investigated 2,772 calls received about...

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