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PFMA Pet Obesity Report 2014: A Nation of Fat Cats and Dogs

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A new pet obesity report, ‘Pet Obesity: Five Years On’ published by the PFMA (Pet food manufacturers’ association) uncovers how the problem of pet obesity has developed over the past five years. Related posts: Causes & Consequences of Canine Obesity The Overweight Cat: Are we Feeding Cats Too Many Treats? Fighting Pet Obesity: Hill’s ‘Lose 60 Tonnes in 6 Months’ …

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Confirmed Bovine Tuberculosis Transmission Between Pets and Owners

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A news release from Public Health England and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency confirms that two people in England developed bovine tuberculosis (bTB) following contact with an infected domesticated cat. The cat was infected with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), the bacterium responsible for causing TB in cattle. A further two people were found to have a latent infection, suggesting …

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Canine Periodontal Disease: Does my dog have gum disease?

periodontal gum disease in dogs

Canine periodontal disease is a type of inflammation of the gum and deeper supporting structures of the teeth that can lead to bone loss, tissue damage and tooth loss.  The term gum disease is usually used to describe periodontal disease in dogs, but can also refer to gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gum caused by dental plaque. Whilst …

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