Online program offers exotic pet support

A new support program for pets, which aims to help them support some of the more unusual pets in need of care, has been launched. Exotic Vet Support offers a range of resources including demonstration videos, teaching sessions and dedicated information for commonly owned species. Resources Founder and chief executive Dean Felkler, a former RVC … Read more

The Hidden Natural Health Benefit Fresh Catnip Offers Your Kitty

Some kitties like catnip. Others really like catnip. You know the cats I’m talking about. They roll all over the leaves and stems, wiggling, drooling, and leaving a shredded mass of damp, wilted plant bits in their wake. It turns out there is a scientific reason some cats do this. In addition to a pleasant … Read more

Strange bee-haviour: social life of Australian species offers insights on evolution, scientists say | Bees

The unusual social life of a native species of Australian bee has shed light on how cooperative behaviors in bees evolved, new research suggests. Flinders University scientists have analyzed the behavior of Amphylaeus morosus, a forest-dwelling bee that lives in small nests of rarely more than two females. The researchers believe the bee only made … Read more

Family Dog Bonds With New Momma Cat And Offers To Babysit Her Six Demanding Kittens

On Easter Sunday, an adorable tabby named Freckles gave birth to six healthy baby kittens in her foster home. The six little ones have since been referred to as “The Eggs” in an homage to their Easter birthday. And while Freckles has been a fabulously caring mother to her little eggs since day one, she … Read more

Florida’s manatees are dying in record numbers – but a lawsuit offers hope | Conservation

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has agreed to update critical habitat protections for manatees after legal pressure from environmental groups, as the animals continue to die in record numbers. More than 1,000 manatees died in Florida last year, wiping out more than 10% of the state’s population, the deadliest year on record. The … Read more

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Stephen Foster works as a part-time maintenance man at a gas station in Dade City, Florida. Since the recent death of his wife of 35 years, Stephen has come to rely on the love and companionship of his little dog, Ollie. The pooch even accompanies him to work, happily watching her dad from the end … Read more

CVO offers vet advice to reduce rabies risk from non-compliant Ukrainian pets

UK CVO Christine Middlemiss has asked vets to report suspected illegal pet landings from Ukraine to help maintain the country 100-year rabies-free status. In a letter to the profession via RCVS Kate Richards, Dr Middlemiss advised on how to contact APHA if a rabies non-compliant Ukrainian pet is presented in practice. She stressed the primary … Read more

RCVS offers free training for vet nurses on civility, diversity, managing stress and inclusive leadership – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative has launched four free training courses for veterinary professionals, designed both to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and to improve workplace culture for the benefit of all. The courses are: VetLed Civility Training.A survey conducted in 2021 with student veterinary nurses, recently-qualified RVNs, and clinical coaches found … Read more