Vets raise concerns about loopholes in fireworks bill

The BVA has welcomed a bill to control fireworks and pyrotechnics in Scotland – but is worried the measures are not strong enough to adequately safeguard animal health and welfare. The Scottish Government’s Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill has been before parliamentary debate, and includes the introduction of a fireworks licensing system for anyone … Read more

Latest PAW Report findings a ‘wake-up call’

A sharp increase in the number of dogs imported with cropped ears and cats that have been declawed has been highlighted in the latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report. The 2022 report also shows a fall in the number of animals adopted from rescue centers and a big rise during the pandemic in the amount … Read more

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Tackling Salmonella hidden in dairy herds

The practice where the author works offers free quarterly bulk milk antibody screening to all of its dairy clients for Salmonella groups B and D, among other diseases. This is a useful tool to help understand herd’s disease status, often prompting further investigation. As a practice, it wanted to proactively monitor the disease status of … Read more

Feliway behavior range for cats expands

Ceva Animal Health has added to its behavioral range by launching Feliway Help! to support cats during periods of temporary stress. Feliway Help! has been designed to help cats after trips away from home – for example, to the vet practice – and aims to help reduce signs of stress that can include scratching, urine … Read more

11 Things Humans Do That Stress Our Dogs Out

When we love our dogs like family, we sometimes forget that they do not understand us quite like our human relatives. Sometimes we try to have full-on conversations with them or unknowingly send them body language signals that are interpreted differently in the animal kingdom. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of 11 common … Read more

£ 10m expansion at Hampshire hospital

One of the largest specialist vet referrals centers in the UK is set to double in size following an extensive expansion program. Work at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists (SCVS) in Ringwood, Hampshire will see the addition of a new two-storey building, which will add a new reception and waiting area with a private waiting room … Read more

Mental health and self-care in our veterinary nursing community

As Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month nears its end, the appreciation I have as a vet for hard-working nurses worldwide remains endless. You are compassionate and empathetic, counsellors to distressed clients, shoulders to cry on, advocates for pets and a vet’s most reliable comrade. Together, we have the power to save and better the lives of … Read more

Cat’s glucose levels successfully monitored using Bluetooth technology

A pet cat is now in diabetic remission after her glucose levels were successfully tracked by a glucose monitor fitted by veterinary specialists at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies’ Hospital for Small Animals. Shadow, a 10-year-old black domestic short-hair cat, developed diabetes due to her severe pancreatitis. After treatment by the hospital’s internal … Read more