July 2019

Study shows owners of short-muzzled dogs have particularly strong bonds with their pets, but are unaware of health issues.

5 mins

Most of the reports received described events that occurred in animals during or after the use of authorised veterinary or human medicines, and many invloved the use of multiple medicines.

4 mins

It is hoped the ban will improve animal welfare conditions and help the public to make more informed choices when buying a pet.

3 mins

Figures fall according to Home Office statistics, but there were still more than 3.52 million scientific procedures involving animals last year.

5 mins

Working canine breeds head the list of animals requiring therapy based on insurance claim data.

4 mins

Sanctuary Vets’ Joanne Zeman and Malue Schroder are hoping to raise more than £1,000 for Blue Cross by walking 100km in 24 hours.

4 mins

Association members are being urged to dig out their best snaps for the fourth annual photographer of the year contest.

3 mins

Guests enjoyed the opening of a new wellness centre in Brentwood that has been established to provide a focus on preventive pet health and well-being.

5 mins

According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association’s latest obesity report, 51% of dogs, 44% of cats and 29% of small mammals are overweight or obese.

4 mins

Researchers studied 15 lop-eared and 15 erect-eared rabbits and found breed characteristics of lop-eared rabbits make them typically more prone to health issues, such as narrowed ear canals.

4 mins

Tree of Life for Animals launches fund-raising appeal after being hit by devastating monsoon floods.

5 mins

Dr Abou-Zahr, who is on his way to achieving a European Diploma in Zoological Medicine, will be responsible for building up the department at Valley Veterinary Hospital in Cardiff.

4 mins

Traces of the virus DNA were found in a sausage illegally imported from Asia – part of a 300kg haul seized by port authorities in June.

6 mins

Practice becomes the first of 800 businesses within the IVC group to win Patient Safety Award.

3 mins

According to the latest audited financial statements for the RVCS for 2018, the RCVS had a total income of more than £12.1 million, with more than £18.5 million in reserves and other assets.

4 mins

The British College of Veterinary Specialists has approached the RCVS Practice Standards Group to consider a PSS accreditation strand for multidisciplinary specialist hospitals.

2 mins

Study finds, on average, a dam that is 10% more inbred than another will produce one fewer puppy per litter.

4 mins

More than 200 dogs and their owners are expected to take part in the Simplyhealth Canine Run in Portsmouth on 19 October.

5 mins

Study will examine whether the pheromone collar can help reduce the severity or development of certain potentially problematic behaviours in puppies.

4 mins

Experts in maths, physics, stem cell biology and equine medicine worked together to unearth new evidence on the mechano-biology of the hoof and related pathologies.

5 mins