Fears for wildlife as Boris Johnson accused of failing to keep policy pledges | Green politics

Nature faces a “perfect storm of threats”, campaigners say, after eight wildlife bills promised by Boris Johnson since coming to power have so far failed to see the light of day. The government has been accused of reneging on commitments by failing to deliver policies on nature-friendly farming, the use of peat and pesticides, reintroducing … Read more

Welfare fears at plans to restrict drug used for chronic pain

Vets fear proposals to restrict a key treatment used for chronic pain in dogs and cats to humans only could hit animal welfare. While myriad licensed vet analgesic medications are available and prescribed, human antiviral amantadine is also used by vets because no licensed product is available for the treatment of central sensitization – a … Read more

Desensitisation booklet to offer long-term firework fears support

A desensitisation booklet has been launched to provide pet owners with long-term support and advice for dogs and cats with firework fears. Adaptil and Feliway, from Ceva, have provided Long-term Help For Pet Firework Fearsa 24-page booklet. It features information on aspects of desensitization, including the impact of loud noises on pets and the signs … Read more

New booklet for vet nurses to give owners of pets with firework fears – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Ceva Animal Health has published a booklet for vet nurses to give pet owners, offering advice about desensitising cats and dogs to fireworks and loud noises. Long-term help for pet firework fears has been written by clinical pet behaviorist, Charlotte Carr MSc BSc (Hons), technical behavior manager at Ceva Animal Health. The booklet covers the … Read more

COVID fears led practice decisions on EMS placements – SPVS survey

Most practices love providing EMS placements, but 60% cited risk of COVID as the main reason for not offering places during the pandemic, according to new findings. In a survey of more than 200 of its members, SPVS wanted to define views about the provision of EMS during the pandemic. When asked what they felt … Read more