Small Animal

With growing reports of vector–borne disease in the UK, it has never been more important to protect companion animals from flea and tick bites to help halt the transmission and progression of these diseases across the country.

Five weeks old, blind, and taken to the vets to be put to sleep because she would not ‘sell’.

Vetstream has added ‘Exotis’ to its Vetlexicon digital clinical reference services.

Don’t be tempted by the puppy dog eyes, while they will love the smell and taste of chocolate, even small amounts of it can be toxic to your dog.

Barely a week passes without the press declaring that scientists have found genetic markers for a variety of human illnesses.

The results are in for ROYAL CANIN’s annual Healthy Weight Competition. 

A survey commissioned by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) of 177 vets at London Vet Show (LVS) 2016 confirmed a growing confidence in prepared pet food. 

The Kennel Club recently revealed that the French bulldog is due to overtake the Labrador as the UK’s most popular dog, but the RSPCA have released figures that paint a very different picture of the most common dog in England and Wales.

With the rise in popularity of the French bulldog (and other brachycephalic breeds) the sound of snuffling and wheezing patients can be heard in many a practice. The demand for this breed, pugs, shih tzu and Boston terriers has undoubtedly resulted in unscrupulous breeding where the long-term health of an individual dog is seen as insignificant compared to the value of a quick sale.

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