Small Animal

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.

As summer approaches, pets will be out and about with us and may be more likely to get themselves into tricky situations where they need our help to give first aid before getting to a vet. 

Lintbells has announced that following on from great feedback about its YuMEGA Quit That Itch campaign in June, a new campaign will launch in August.


During what may be the hottest June since 1976, a dog was admitted to the Blue Cross after she was spotted swallowing a lollipop stick in one gulp.