Dr. Brian Collins is a veterinarian for the Cornell University Hospital for Animals at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Collins has issued the following advice for pet owners who want to take special care of their animals over the cold weather period:
The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer and the Scottish and Welsh Governments have announced Avian Influenza Prevention Zones for England, Scotland and Wales to help protect poultry from the highly pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza (H5N8) currently circulating in mainland Europe.
Dogs Trust is taking a stand against impulse puppy purchasing by changing its name to Socks Trust, encouraging Brits to #GiveSocksNotDogs this Christmas. To highlight the huge number of Christmas gift pups given up by ill-prepared owners, the charity has created an exclusive line of festive socks featuring some of the loveable hounds left abandoned over the festive season.
The annual John Lewis Christmas advert, which this year features ‘Buster’ the Boxer, has sent searches for Boxer dog puppies to record highs in the run up to Christmas, leading the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, the Kennel Club, to remind people about the importance of choosing a dog carefully to prevent dogs needlessly ending up in rescue.
We saw a steady rise in the number of dogs being implanted from the start of the year. Not surprisingly we saw a big increase in the numbers of dogs (and cats) that were microchipped in April and the following months.