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James Watts

BSc Bioveterinary Science. Editor of PetSci. When I'm not writing, learning, discussing, or reading about animals, you know it's the weekend! Currently developing PetSci HealthTrak, the fast and easy way to monitor your pet's weight and calorie intake. HealthTrak offers a simple way to track your pet's progress, helping them achieve a healthy weight and a long, happy life.

Outbreak of Canine Distemper in Ferrets – Trouble Ahead?

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Veterinarian, Simon Thomas recently wrote to the Veterinary Record to warn of an great increase in the number of ferrets being diagnosed with canine distemper in the UK. Over 300 cases of canine distemper have now been reported in ferrets since October 2011 and with no licensed vaccine available many ferrets have gone without vaccination in recent years. Veterinarians are …

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Amazing Underwater Dog Photography by Seth Casteel

Getting a good photo of your dog can be difficult, let’s face it, more often than not, it’s like they are actually avoiding being angelic on purpose. Pet photography can be that difficult, there’s even books on it!. Now imagine trying to take photo of your dog underwater. Actually getting a photo would be an achievement – let alone a …

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Causes & Consequences of Canine Obesity

To promote awareness of Hill’s ‘Lose 60 tonnes in 6 months‘ campaign, we’re looking a little further in to the increasing problem of obesity in dogs. A shocking third of dogs seen by veterinarians are considered overweight. We’ve discussed the benefits of switching to a low calorie diet such as Hills Prescription Diet Canine r/d to reduce the calorific intake …

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Fighting Pet Obesity: Hill’s ‘Lose 60 Tonnes in 6 Months’ Campaign

A shocking 1 in 3 dogs in the UK are considered overweight (you can check whether your dog is overweight using our ‘Dog BMI Calculator‘). It seems that our pets are unfortunately following the human obesity epidemic. Our pets are becoming obese for the same reason we are – not enough exercise and too many treats! A new campaign from …

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