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French bulldogs ‘top list of illegally imported pups’

French bulldogs ‘top list of illegally imported pups’ A new survey of vets suggests that French bulldogs are topping the list of breeds most commonly suspected of being illegally imported. The BVA’s Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey found that three in 10 vets (29 per cent) thought they had seen puppies that were unlawfully imported into the UK. Read More
First large-scale study of diabetic alert dogs published

First large-scale study of diabetic alert dogs published
Specially trained alert dogs can detect 83 per cent of hypoglycaemic episodes in patients with diabetes, according to new research. In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers from the University of Bristol and the charity Medical Detection Dogs found... Read More

Welfare groups create guidelines for dog walkers

Welfare groups create guidelines for dog walkers
A set of guidelines have been created to help ensure high welfare standards in the unregulated dog walking profession. The Dogs Trust, RSPCA and Pet Industry Federation joined forces to produce the Professional Dog Walkers’ Guidelines, as recent research shows there... Read More


French bulldogs ‘top list of illegally imported pups’

French bulldogs ‘top list of illegally imported pups’
Three in 10 vets see pups they suspect are...

First large-scale study of diabetic alert dogs published

First large-scale study of diabetic alert dogs published
Detection dogs can 'significantly improve' quality of life for diabetic owners Read More

Welfare groups create guidelines for dog walkers

Welfare groups create guidelines for dog walkers
Survey suggests demand for dog walking services is growing Read More


VMD issues recall of equine wormer dosing syringes

VMD issues recall of equine wormer dosing syringes
Two batches do not contain English language...

Mary King becomes first Blue Cross equine ambassador

Mary King becomes first Blue Cross equine ambassador
Olympic rider to raise awareness of charity’s horse welfare work Read More

Vets meet to resolve isoflurane supply problem

Vets meet to resolve isoflurane supply problem
Special manufacturer to partially fill gap in supply Read More


Bulldogs’ tails give insight into rare human disorder

Bulldogs’ tails give insight into rare human disorder
Scientists identify link between ‘screwtails’ and...

Antibiotics are masking disease challenges in pig farms, report claims

Antibiotics are masking disease challenges in pig farms, report claims
Usage must be reduced to avoid endemic disease Read More

Honeybee protein keeps stem cells young

Honeybee protein keeps stem cells young
Researchers investigate the benefits of royal jelly Read More


Complexities of bird trade ‘underestimated’, report finds

Complexities of bird trade ‘underestimated’, report finds
Urgent action recommended to secure future for South American birds

Snakes need space to fully stretch their bodies - study
Researchers observe snake behaviour at eight UK zoos

Scotland to introduce new legislation on fox hunting
Change will limit the number of dogs to two

RCVS welcomes new veterinary nurses

RCVS welcomes new veterinary nurses
Inaugural RCVS Veterinary Nurses Day held at London Zoo

Newcastle RVN scoops British Vet Nurse of the Year
Tyrina Gibson described as ‘inspirational’ champion for animals

Vet nurse role to be showcased at referral hospital
Scarsdale Vets to raise awareness of nursing as a career


Government issues ‘no deal’ Brexit advice on movement of protected animals

Government issues ‘no deal’ Brexit advice on movement of protected animals
Government publishes advice in the event of a ‘no deal’

Latest animal health surveillance report welcomed
Report recognises value of all members of the profession

Stocking of Isoflurane to recommence
Zoetis issues update on IsoFlo supply

Family find fox asleep on top of microwave

Family find fox asleep on top of microwave
RSPCA tend to fox in family kitchen

Ford develops noise-cancelling kennel
Kennel could protect pets from the sound of fireworks

Hamish the polar bear celebrates first birthday
UK’s only polar bear cub treated to special ice cake

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Nominations for 2019 RSPCA Honours Awards now openNominations for 2019 RSPCA Honours Awards now open

People across the UK are being urged to nominate a standout animal champion for the 2019 RSPCA Honours Awards.

The awards recognise those who have worked tirelessly to improve animal welfare, campaigned on behalf of animals, or shown true bravery. Previous winners include comedian John Bishop, who was awarded Celebrity Animal Champion of the Year, and 11-year-old Lobby Cantwell, who raised more than £1,000 for the charity through mountain climbs and bike rides.

To submit a nomination or find out more about the awards visit the RSPCA website. Nominations will remain open until 4 pm on Friday, March 15.



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Nick Henderson, founder and president of VMA, has died aged 92Nick Henderson, founder and president of VMA, has died aged 92

VMA pays tribute to a "tireless campaigner"

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