PVA says ‘members will shape our agenda’

Supporters of a new veterinary group, which has pledged to put animal welfare first, have been told they will be able to influence the causes that it campaigns on. Officials of the new Progressive Veterinary Association (PVA) said public engagement and support would be critical to the success of its work during a launch event … Read more

Paw and order: Lucy the labrador provides support as Australia’s first full-time court dog | Australia news

When Lucy enters a court-room at the federal circuit and family court in Melbourne, she bows to the judge – as is customary. Only Lucy is no ordinary court attendant. She is a five-year-old chocolate labrador deployed as a “court facility dog” as part of a pilot program to provide support for people in court. … Read more

20 Foods for Poodles with Sensitive Stomachs

There are few things worse than dealing with diarrhea in your Poodle! We asked our 800,000 members from our Poodle community on Facebook the following question: “What’s the best food for a Poodle with a sensitive stomach?” We’ve summarized the best responses below. Always remember to check with your veterinarian before making changes that affect … Read more

All vet nurses invited to come and discuss newborn resuscitation – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

VetNurse.co.uk and Improve Veterinary Practice have launched the Clinical Article Club, where, much like a book club, vet nurses are invited to read and then discuss mainly clinical articles with each other and with the author, in the VetNurse Forum. Time spent discussing the articles can be claimed towards the annual CPD requirement by pressing … Read more

20 Foods for Alaskan Malamutes with Sensitive Stomachs

There are few things worse than dealing with diarrhea in your Alaskan Malamute! We asked our 800,000 members from our Alaskan Malamute community on facebook the following question: “What’s the best food for an Alaskan Malamute with a sensitive stomach?” We’ve summarized the best responses below. Always remember to check with your veterinarian before making … Read more

Daily Mail accuses vets of profiteering – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Daily Mail has published a lead article today which accuses vets of profiteering through the over-treatment of dogs owned by people who are desperate to keep their pets alive. The article points towards the corporatisation of the profession, with 51% of practices now owned by private equity groups and 67% belonging to a group … Read more

Charities issue foster care plea amid soaring domestic abuse referral rates

Two charities have issued an urgent appeal for new foster carers after the number of animals referred to them to enable their owners to flee domestic abuse soared. The plea from Cats Protection and Dogs Trust coincided with the launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign on November 25. The … Read more

Cop15 essential reading: six books that explain the biodiversity crisis | Books

The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen Chosen by Patrick Barkham Imagine a fine Persian carpet, 12ft by 18ft. Now imagine brandishing a razor-sharp hunting knife and cutting it into 36 equal pieces. When you’ve finished cutting, there is still nearly 216 square feet of recognizably carpet-like stuff. But are they nice Persian rugs? … Read more

“Vegetarian Dog” Chooses Between Meat And Veggies On Live TV

It’s no secret that our beloved dogs are the descendants of wolves. But with their friendly, cuddly behavior, and close companionship, we can forget that they’re not so distant from wild animals. So when a woman named Lucy adamantly claimed that her Husky, named Storm, actually preferred eating a variety of vegetables over a bowl … Read more