Category Archives: Pet Health

Dog breeding defects emerge as top concern for vets

06 September 2017

This Puppy Awareness Week, BVA and Animal Welfare Foundation are encouraging prospective pet owners to use the Puppy Contract to ensure they are buying a healthy and well-socialised puppy from a responsible breeder

Vets are calling on prospective dog owners to think twice before buying a puppy after breeding and hereditary defects came out...

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Cats need all nine lives, as vets treat shocking levels of injuries

08 August 2017

The most common cause of injury in cats is road traffic accidents, followed by falling from a height, airgun injuries and burns

Cats really do need their mythical nine lives, with 90% of vets having treated cats for injuries caused by road traffic accidents (RTAs), falling from a height and walking on hot surfaces,...

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Vet warning for pets as summer heat returns

07 July 2017

Dogs may particularly struggle to stay cool in the summer as, unlike humans, they are unable to cool down quickly through sweating

As temperatures rise after a brief respite, pet owners are being warned to take extra care of their pets in the hot weather after almost half of UK vets reported animals being...

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The cost of buying veterinary medicines

01 July 2017

There are benefits to buying medicines from your vet

In response to recent queries about the cost of buying veterinary medicines either from a veterinary practice or online BVA President Gudrun Ravetz said:

“It is expensive for anyone to keep and dispense veterinary medicines under the strict guidelines that are set out in law and...

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