Small Animal

Merial’s Pet Parasite Action campaign concluded at the end of July and has been hailed as a great success.

A two-day course to give small animal practitioners with an interest in small animal reproduction an understanding of the clinical investigation of infertility in breeding dogs and bitches has been launched by Improve International.

Cats really do need their mythical nine lives, with 90% of vets having treated cats for injuries caused by road traffic accidents (RTAs), falling from a height and walking on hot surfaces, according to findings from a British Veterinary Association (BVA) survey revealed on International Cat Day (8 August).

3,800 cases handled by RSPCA last year highlights mortal danger to wildlife from carelessly discarded lines, hooks and netting.

German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) could be predisposed to health conditions such as arthritis because of the way they have been bred in recent decades, according to a new study published in the open access journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology.

An outstanding dog from Hertfordshire is the latest recipient of a devotion award from leading vet charity PDSA, for enriching the lives of others through his role as a PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog and a canine blood donor.

Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists has launched an advanced dentistry referral service led by Dr Matthew Oxford, BVM&S, GPCert (SAS) MRCVS. 

Throughout Summer, hundreds of vet practices up and down the country are backing the Pet Parasite Action campaign to encourage people to help protect their pet (and their family) against harmful parasites inside and out.

The Dogs Trust is calling on the government to take immediate action to address the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain, after the undercover investigation discovered smugglers across Central and Eastern Europe continuing to abuse the system.

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