Cats more popular than dogs for third year at Battersea

March 16, 2017 – There must be something in the catmosphere at Battersea as new figures have revealed that more cats were re-homed by the south England-based rescue charity than dogs in 2016. This is the third consecutive year cats outperformed dogs, proof that there is a continuing surge in popularity for feline friends. Across...
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31% of UK vets believe they have treated illegally imported puppies – report

December 18, 2016 – 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...
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Many UK pet owners remortgage homes, risk lives for pets – and throw them birthday parties

March 17, 2017 – A survey by pet insurance provider helpucover has found that 42% of UK pet owners would willingly risk their own lives to save their pet from a dangerous situation, either by running back into a burning building to rescue a pet still inside, or by jumping into treacherous waters to prevent their pet from...
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Breakthrough in drug development for deadly canine cancer

March 17, 2017 – Trials of a new drug developed at the University of Minnesota has shown it improves survival rates for dogs diagnosed with a cancer called hemangiosarcoma (HSA). “This is likely the most significant advance in the treatment of canine HSA in the last three decades,” said study co-author Professor Jaime Modiano, of...
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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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Entries for Cats Protection’s National Cat Awards close 31 March

February 1, 2017 – The search is on to find the UK’s most marvellous moggy in Cats Protection’s annual National Cat Awards. The competition is open to all living cats in the UK, and celebrates the achievements of the country’s most fearless felines and caring cats. Now in its ninth year, the awards highlight the real-life...
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