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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. Read More »

Confirmed Bovine Tuberculosis Transmission Between Pets and Owners

bovine tuberculosis in cats

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 ... Read More »

The 10 Most Common Canine Health Problems

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In this article, we’ve put together a list of the most common canine health problems. The various disease and conditions listed below are the 10 most common canine health problems reported by vets during the previous year.  Although each year, the order may change slightly, you will find that the same 10 or so conditions claim the top spot on this ... Read More »

Treatment and Advice for Soft Tissue Trauma in Canines

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Soft tissue trauma is amongst one of the most common injuries that pets can sustain. In our largely urbanised society, pets are at a high risk of injuring themselves. For example, debris left on the ground can prove to be one of many potential hazards for our pets. It can be beneficial for pet owners to understand the best way ... Read More »

Ever wondered why your dog gets so excited when you come home?

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If you’ve ever wondered why your dog seems so excited when you return home then a new study might just have the answer. The calming effect dogs can have on humans has been quite well documented. Stroking or petting your dog can alleviate stress and dog ownership is thought to improve our quality of life, but what about the effect ... Read More »