Avian flu – what you need to know

February 1, 2017 – The spread of Avian Influenza across Europe and into the UK has resulted in Defra extending its protection zone restrictions until 28 February 2017. The following information is from our friends at the British Hen Welfare Trust, which has unfortunately had to postpone all re-homings of retired commercial layers until after...
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WARNING: Cat and kitten flea drop recall, product could be fatal if used

November 17, 2016 – The UK government’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has announced a recall of: Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs 702 mg spot-on solution (Vm 20205/4003) Armitage Flea Drops for Cats and Kittens An unknown quantity of the Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops for Dogs, manufactured and distributed...
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Most owners unaware of legal duties to pets

November 24, 2016 – The UK prides itself on being a nation of animal lovers but only one in three pet owners, or 35%, are familiar with the legal responsibilities they have to meet their pets’ welfare needs, a coalition of veterinary organisations has revealed to mark the 10th anniversary this November of landmark Animal Welfare...
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10-year-old dog scoops UK slimming prize after near 40% weight loss

November 24, 2016 – A formerly morbidly-obese dog – who used to feast on Sunday roasts and couldn’t jump on the sofa he was so heavy – has become the biggest ever loser in a national pet slimming competition after shedding an incredible 39% of his bodyweight in just six months. Oscar, the now-sprightly Spaniel, from Wolverhampton, was nearly double...
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UK’s most ppopular dogs names in 2016

December 17, 2016 – A new study of 2,000 British dog owners has revealed the top 20 dog names of 2016 and an increasing trend for canine companions to have human names. Eleven of the top 20 dog names are also on the Office of National Statistic’s most popular baby name lists. A spokeswoman for Butcher’s Pet...
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Help the British Hen Welfare Trust build the UK’s first hen welfare and education centre

December 1, 2016 – The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) will soon be building the UK’s first ever hen welfare and education centre. Time is ticking away and the BHWT wants to get building as soon as it possibly can – but it needs your help to do that. It has already raised £150,000, but...
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London vet school leads canine heart disease breakthrough

November 2, 2016 – Researchers led by Professor Adrian Boswood of London’s Royal Veterinary College have made a breakthrough in the treatment of dogs with the most common type of canine heart disease that will significantly extend their lives. Mitral valve disease (MVD) is caused by the deterioration of one of the heart valves and...
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