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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