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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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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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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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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