sponsored Put it into practice: sustainably cutting costs within veterinary practices

The cost-of-living crisis has put pressure on everyone, and this includes pet owners – making clients think twice about bringing their pets into veterinary clinics for fear of costly bills. But it’s not just owners who are feeling the pinch; with rising wholesale costs in supplies, energy and more, veterinary practices across the UK are … Read more

Australia’s dog groomer shortage: ‘So many people got dogs. That’s put a lot of pressure on us Dogs

Lisa Perkovic is the first to admit her dog is high maintenance. “Her name is Sheba, like the Queen of Sheba. And when it comes to grooming, she definitely lives up to that name,” Perkovic says. Sheba, an eight-year-old cavoodle, goes to the groomers for a haircut every four to six weeks. Up until 2019, … Read more

New Progressive Veterinary Association vows to ‘put animals first’

A new campaigning organization that says it wants to speed up improvements to animal protection within the veterinary industry is due to be launched next week. Officials heading the Progressive Veterinary Association (PVA) claim their group will put animals first and challenge human activities that threaten either their welfare or conservation. They say they also … Read more

Taronga zoo put into lockdown after five lions break out of enclosure | Sydney

Five lions broke out of their enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga zoo on Wednesday morning, forcing staff to hide in “safe zones”. The lions – four adults and one cub – were seen outside their enclosure at about 6.30am. A code one, the zoo’s “most active code”, was called shortly after 7.30am, sending the zoo into … Read more

Do rabbits feel pain when they are put to sleep?

Rabbits aren’t small dogs, and they aren’t small cats either. Their anatomical and physiological make-up varies greatly from that of more traditional canine and feline pets. And their welfare and psychological requirements differ too. As a result, we vets and nurses adjust our approach to their care in order to meet these needs. You may or may not know that, frustratingly, there are far fewer medications licensed for treating rabbits compared to those licensed for cats and dogs. Fortunately, there is something called the ‘Cascade System’ which enables vets to legally prescribe the medications that rabbits require.

When it comes to the difficult task of saying goodbye to a beloved bunny, never more is a sympathetic and tailored approach required. With the above-mentioned challenges in mind, rabbit owners may question whether euthanasia imposes stress and even pain upon their pet. It is a valid question to ask, and we hope we can reassure these pet owners with what follows.

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Abused Dog Set To Be Put Down Tries To Bite The Hand That Wanted To Save Her

Chase, a neglected dog, was subjected to the most unspeakable atrocities for 3 years. Her time was spent in solitude with brief moments of tender moments from her human companion. Over time she became increasingly anxious and her mental health ebbed with no hopes for a comeback. However, we love happy endings and that’s what … Read more

Dog Tied To Pole “Needs To Be Put Down ASAP” But Rescuers Have Other Plans

Remy, a four-year-old Staffordshire Terrier mix, was discovered tied to a pole outside the Greenville Humane Society in South Carolina. Based on security footage, the dog was left there sometime during the late night/early morning hours of October 17-18. Staff members arriving to care for the shelter’s 200+ animals found her along with a heartbreaking … Read more

US lobster put on ‘red list’ to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales | Whales

Lobster nets and pots have become such a threat to the survival of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales that the crustaceans have been “red-listed” as seafood to avoid by a major fish sustainability guide. Fewer than 340 of these whales exist today, including only 80 breeding females. The population is estimated to have dwindled … Read more

Do Dogs Feel Pain When They Are Put to Sleep?

Coming to the decision to have your dog put to sleep can be incredibly difficult. One of the most common concerns is whether euthanasia is painful for their dog. No one wants to put their dog through pain; but this reluctance could lead to a delayed euthanasia or even not having them put to sleep at all when they really need you to make that decision. Today we will ask whether dogs feel pain when they are put to sleep, to ease any of your concerns and help make that terrible decision a little easier.

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