Vets

Is Your Vet Rabbit Savvy?

Jo Hinde | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Jo Hinde

You may be shocked to find out that not all vets are well trained in rabbits (many can have as little as a two week slot for exotics as a whole including reptiles, birds and small furries). This means that the majority of vets out there have very little knowledge of rabbits needs, behaviours, ailments and how to treat them correctly.

Life as a Vet Student

Elly Berry | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Elly Berry

Studying to become a vet has been a varied and exciting - if challenging - experience... There are going to be tricky times during your time on the course, not to mention when you're out there working, so try to make absolutely sure this is for you.

Obesity Is Officially the Biggest Welfare Concern Facing Greedy Pets in the UK

Martin Brice | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Brice

The PDSA estimate that as many as two and a half million dogs (one in three) as well as two million cats (one in four) in the UK are overweight... The report includes a survey of dog owners where nine out of ten admit to feeding high calorie human foods including take-aways, biscuits, chips and even alcohol to pets.

University Employs Dogs To Help Interview Students For Places

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university in Scotland has come up with a novel way of vetting potential students - by bringing in dogs to help out with the interview process. T...

Cat Owners Could Catch Tuberculosis As Disease Is Widespread In Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A leading vet has made his fears known about the potential risk of cat owners catching tuberculosis (TB) from their pets. In the Mail On Sunday, Ro...

Did You Know June Is National Microchipping Month?

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Microchipping is an essential part of looking after your pet, and throughout the whole of June many vet practices across the UK will be offering discounted microchips, helping both you and your pet celebrate National Microchipping Month.

Millions of Pets' Needs Are Being Neglected

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Worryingly, nearly a quarter (24%) of owners were not given any advice on any aspect of health or welfare when they got their pet. Many people appear to have no idea about the costs and long-term commitments involved when taking on a pet but all owners are responsible for the duty of care to any of their pets.

Jack Russell Faces Being Put Down After Hawk Rips Out His Tongue

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

A Jack Russell faces being put down after his tongue was ripped out by a hawk. Four-year-old Ollie was enjoying a walk with owner Ian Farquhar whe...

What Caused the Downing Street Catfight?

Caroline Reay | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics
Caroline Reay

So what caused the very public cat fight? Not a power struggle for the cabinet post of Chief Mouser!

Tackling the Growing Problem of Pet Obesity

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Sadly pet obesity is now one of the major issues affecting pet health in the UK. It's often unrecognised by pet owners, who may not notice gradual weight gain, or may simply regard a chubby pet as cuddly and well-fed. Yet, as with us humans, obesity is linked to serious problems such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a shorter life expectancy.

Owner Left Dog To Suffer After Eating Electric Plug

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

A woman has admitted failing to seek veterinary attention for her dog who had to be put down after swallowing an electrical plug and cable. The Eng...

Owners Need to Take Responsibility to Tackle Dog Aggression

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

An out of control dog can have potentially fatal consequences, so dog aggression is a serious issue that nobody can ignore. But what is really causing this problem and, perhaps more importantly, what can be done to solve the issue?

Hot To Trotter: Study To Find Pigs With The Best Legs

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Scientists have begun the search for the pig with the best legs to strut her stuff on the catwalk. A project to improve health and welfare on UK pi...

Pet Obesity - Why Your Pet's Weight Is a Crucial Health Factor

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

The bond between people and their pets is so strong that often it's difficult to resist those pleading eyes asking for food when we're eating our dinner. But have you thought about the consequences of your pet being overweight?