Second Australian state to ban puppy and kitten farms

November 17, 2016 – Victoria will become the second state in Australia to pass legislation to stop puppy and kitten farms, and will introduce a central registry of domestic animal businesses. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed similar legislation in September 2015. last month, Victoria’s Government announced that a review of the amendments to the Domestic...
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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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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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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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