A pet dog has tested positive for Covid-19 on 3 November following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed. The dog is believed to have caught the virus from the owners, and is currently recovering at home
On Thursday 21 October, Blue Cross staff and vets campaigned outside London’s top stores to launch the charity’s new campaign #EndTheTrend – calling for brands to phase out the use of any brachycephalic (flat-faced) pets in their future advertising and marketing materials.
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is calling for owners of dogs in the UK with autoimmune diseases to take part in a vital piece of new research, which aims to gather data and insight into the diagnosis, treatment response and outcomes of these dogs.
As Bonfire Night approaches, kicking off firework season, vet charity PDSA is urging pet owners to take preventive action to “reduce the extreme distress and suffering that fireworks can cause for many of our four-legged friends”.
Ahead of the spooky celebrations, MoneySuperMarket unveils its top tips for looking out for your furry companions amidst the fun. Whether you’ll be carving pumpkins or pounding the streets to go trick or treating, it can be an especially frightening time of year for household pets.
Healthy eating and exercise are just as important for your pets as it is for you. Considering that 1 in 14 dogs in the UK are considered overweight or obese, it is important to know the facts about how obesity can affect our pets and to understand what to do to prevent it.
We know that dogs can be trained to detect an astounding array of medical issues, including cancer, Covid, dangerous drops in blood sugar and upcoming seizures. There have been instances of dogs with no formal training being able to predict their owners’ seizures – but no study had investigated these claims until now.
Throughout World Rabies Day (28 September), vets from Humane Society International/India went door-to-door in the remote villages of Dori and Dopenatti in Dharwad, southwest India, to vaccinate the free-ranging domestic dog population.
Born with a rare hereditary condition, eighteen-year-old Azaria Moyse is sharing her story and how her Dogs for Good assistance dog, Bronte, gives her the confidence to go out alone for the first time in almost five years.