It’s official – dogs are smarter than cats!

March 11, 2018 – The first scientific study to look at the brains of cats and dogs has found that dogs are smarter than their feline friends. It has to do with their brains, specifically the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex which are associated with thinking, planning and complex behaviour —all considered hallmarks of...
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31% of UK vets believe they have treated illegally imported puppies – report

December 18, 2017 – Close to one in three vets, or 31%, have seen puppies they believe to have been illegally imported from overseas in the last year, according to figures released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA). BVA’s ‘Voice of the Veterinary Profession’, which surveyed over 1,000 vets from across the UK, revealed that vets’...
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Animal charities, vets welcome plan to ban dog and cat shock collars in England

March 13, 2018 – The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the British Veterinary Association have all welcomed the UK Government’s decision to outlaw the use of electric shock collars on dogs and cats in England. The use of shock collars has already been illegal in...
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Vets and celebrities call for tougher welfare laws, as charity report highlights perils of buying a pet

December 1, 2016 – Vets and celerity pet owners, including Ben Fogle, George Michael, Joanna Lumley and the president of the British Veterinary Association Gudrun Ravetz, are calling for new laws to improve pet welfare, publish in an open letter to The Times this week, following the publication of a new report by Blue Cross...
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Research: When horses have problems they ask humans for help

February 1, 2017 –  When horses face unsolvable problems they use visual and tactile signals to get human attention and ask for help, researchers at Japan’s Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies have discovered. The study also suggests that horses alter their communicative behaviour based on humans’ knowledge of the problematic situation. Some companion...
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