Ocular protection and helping blind pets adapt to life

For many people, the news their pet is going, or has gone, blind can be devastating, especially when the condition is incurable. No matter the cause, the main concern for the owner and diagnosing vet is likely to be maintaining or maximizing the patient’s quality of life. Blinding conditions Generalized progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is … Read more

Modified live vaccination usage for feline panleukopenia virus protection

Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is a common, highly infectious pathogen associated with a high mortality rate. Modified live vaccination is highly protective against this condition. However, vaccination can lead to shedding of the modified virus in the faeces. Jacobsen et al1 collected faeces from 37 shelter cats that were considered to be clinically free from … Read more

Cats Protection behavior conference to be held online

Cats Protection’s annual Cat Behavior Conference is being held online through The Webinar Vet on 2 September. The conference is dedicated to cat behavior, and organizers said it is ideal for veterinary professionals, those working in the animal welfare sector and those caring for cats. Behavior issues The theme of the third annual conference is … Read more

Adders and slowworms to gain extra protection under new system in England | Wildlife

Adders and slowworms will be among animals given extra protection under plans by the government to “streamline” the process for protecting nature-rich areas. George Eustice, the environment secretary, said that he plans for brownfield and urban sites to be given greater protection as he scraps sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) and special protected areas … Read more

PrettyLitter Can Offer Multi-Faceted Protection For You And Your Cat

When a cat comes into your life and chooses you as their own, you are often rewarded with cuteness, companionship, and sometimes even cuddles. Not only that, but cats are well known to help members of their household relax, and can offer many moments of comedic relief. But there’s one aspect of kitty companionship that … Read more