Category Archives: Pet Health

Run-shy vet to don ostrich outfit for charity at London Marathon

20 March 2018

Daniella will be running the London Marathon to raise funds for Animal Welfare Foundation

Companion animal and exotics vet Daniella dos Santos will be going the extra mile at the Virgin London Marathon (22 April) by running in an ostrich costume to raise money for the vet-led charity Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF).

The ostrich...

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Vets hail Government plans to ban shock collars in England

12 March 2018

Using fear as a training tool is less effective than positive training methods, according to leading veterinary behaviourists

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed Defra's consultation on banning the use of shock collars in England, following a sustained joint campaign by BVA and other organisations.

Commenting on the announcement, BVA President John...

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New measures could help tackle tragic consequences of poorly bred puppies, say vets

08 February 2018

Effective legislation must be backed by adequate resources to guarantee dog welfare

Responding to Michael Gove's call for evidence on banning third party puppy sales, and the raft of measures laid in Parliament today, the President of the British Veterinary Association John Fishwick said:

“As vets, we see first-hand the tragic consequences that can...

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