As the weather warms up and we all look forward to enjoying the sunshine, it’s important to be aware of the effects the heat can have on our pets.
TB in Raw Food
Tuberculosis found in 13 cats fed raw food.
You may see in the press this week about cases of cat Tuberculosis that may be linked to feeding raw food. We have not seen any cases but the following information has been released regarding the problem.
The issue came to light when six cats were taken to separate vet practices across England with clinical signs of TB.
Parasite Control – Managing Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are external parasites which can cause disease and affect your pet’s quality of life.
Hedgehog Awareness Week 5th – 11th May 2019
Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 5th – 11th May 2019 and hedgehoggy events are being organised all around the country!
Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)
Over the last few years there has been a significant shift in the UK’s most popular dog breed from Labrador to the French bulldog, and other brachycephalic (literally meaning short-headed) breeds such as Pugs and British bulldogs.
Pet travel to Europe after Brexit.
It is still unclear as to when the UK will leave Europe and which agreements will be in place. This depends on whether we leave with a deal or not.
PLEASE REFER TO https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION AS THE ADVICE CAN CHANGE QUICKLY
DOG THEFT AWARENESS WEEK 14th-21st MARCH
Pet theft is unfortunately on the increase so it is very important to make sure your pet is microchipped so it can be traced back to you.
Every week more than 60 dogs are stolen in England and Wales.
With the law as it stands there is no deterrent to reduce pet theft, there are ongoing attempts to change this with a Pet Theft Bill going to be debated in Parliament.
Why neuter you pets?
Neutering means removing the possibility of your pet reproducing. For female animals this is called spaying and for males it is called castration. This not only helps reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens, but can have serious health benefits too.
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