Pioneering Doctors and Vets Use Human Technique To Save Dogs With Dodgy Tickers
Jul29

Pioneering Doctors and Vets Use Human Technique To Save Dogs With Dodgy Tickers

Pioneering Veterinary cardiologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS) have teamed up with human doctors from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London to use a cutting edge technique to cure dogs with life-threatening heart conditions. The procedure is used regularly in human medicine but is almost entirely out of reach for pets. Dogs with fast, irregular heartbeats can show weakness, fainting, difficulty exercising and at worst,...

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Vets can help pet owners start saving lives on World Blood Donor Day (June 14)
Jun01

Vets can help pet owners start saving lives on World Blood Donor Day (June 14)

Dogs can save up to four lives for every unit of blood donated, so there is no better time to start than World Blood Donor Day on June 14. The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) is joining national charity Pet Blood Bank UK to urge vets to call on pet owners to start a lifesaving commitment today. More than 1,000 dogs needed a transfusion last year, calling heavily on the resources of Pet Blood Bank, the charity set...

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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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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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Bonkers Bake Off for Bunnies
Feb04

Bonkers Bake Off for Bunnies

Former Great British Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty took part in a bonkers bake off for bunnies at the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show last weekend, whipping up wild food for rabbits at the show’s first-ever cookery demo. Rather than impress the Bake Off judges, the amateur baker showed of her skills to a much fluffier panel of experts as she cooked for the region’s rabbits, alongside Burgess Pet Care’s expert vet nutritionist...

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