Dogs’ faces react to human attention

March 11, 2018 – Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Scientists at the University’s Dog Cognition Centre are the first to find clear evidence dogs move their faces in direct response to human attention. Dogs don’t respond with more facial expressions upon...
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Vets’ top tips on winter walkies and other hazards

December 1, 2016 – As temperatures start to drop, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) are warning pet owners to make sure their dogs and cats are kept free from hidden and potentially fatal hazards this winter. During the winter your pets can be affected by the cold and get...
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Illegal reptiles trade putting wildlife, environment, other pets, people at risk

November 18, 2016 – The illegal global trade in reptiles, which includes venomous snakes, could put wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found. Researchers at Australia’s University of Adelaide, supported by the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre, have developed a model of the likelihood of establishment of alien species...
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UK’s Dog-Friendly Pub Award Winner 2016

November 10, 2016 – The nation’s favourite dog-friendly pub and the winner of the DogBuddy Dog-friendly Pub Awards 2016 is The Hand in Hand in Wimbledon, London. The award, which was voted for by the dog-loving public and judged by a panel of judges from the RSCPA, The Morning Advertiser, Your Dog Magazine and Richard Setterwall,...
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Are you antibiotics aware?

November 16, 2016 – The British Veterinary Association (BVA), and Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the British Medical Association (BMA) and Public Health England (PHE) ,  – have joined forces for the first time to launch a ‘One Health’ poster for waiting rooms to ensure responsible use of antibiotics ahead of this year’s European Antibiotics Awareness...
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