Pet News Blog
Swedish home and furniture store IKEA has launched it’s new advertising campaign with the help of 100 cats! Advertising agency Mother London came up with the original concept for the ad, in which 100 cats are released into the IKEA Wembley store, along with the new slogan of ‘happy inside’.
Cats are living longer than ever before due to better care and diets. There are approximately 2.5 million senior cats currently living in the UK so it is important they are looked after well in old age.
Paul Manning appeared in a Panorama episode called Britain’s Unwanted Pets after BBC staff read his letter in the Veterinary Times. In his letter he stated he euthanised 100 unwanted dogs annually, most being Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Rose is a 4 month old Collie who is suffering from a major heart defect called patent duct arteriosus. She has been given only a matters of weeks before she goes into into heart failure.
A new idea of using plastic whiskars has been thought up by a vet in Nottingham to help blind dogs find thier way around more easily.
The university of Glasgow carried out a study to reveal that 6 out of 10 dogs are either overweight or obese. They have also discovered links between these overweight dogs and the owners income and age.
Worm infections are transmitted to your pet when they eat the eggs, normally from licking where other animals have defecated such as parks and gardens. Many puppies are born with worms normally roundworms that have been passed to them from their mother.
Just a quick blog post to say that we've added a new pet insurance company to the comparison tables, Healthy Pets Insurance. All policies from Healthy Pets are lifelong insurance policies, and claims are per condition/per year.
Today’s episode of Panorama on BBC One follows the very sad, and alarming story of unwanted pets in Britain. Tom Heap investigates this story through the Battersea Dogs Home, with a shocking insight to the severity of this problem. The rehoming centre had to put down over one third of the dogs they took in last year, just over 2,800 animals, 1,931 of which were fit & healthy.
Direct Line have launched a competition to celebrate the release of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (out in 3D from 6th of August), they are giving away a family holiday to Los Angeles! The lucky winner will also receive get an exclusive tour of the Warner Brothers Film Studio!
We all want our pets to be healthy and live a long enjoyable life, by changing simple things in your dogs every day routine, you can significantly reduce the risk of obesity.
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has come out on the dangers of artificial sweeteners if digested by dogs as well as possibly cats and ferrets. The sweetener Xylitol is used in lots of sweets on the market like chewing gum, cakes and biscuits.
Snowy the West Highland Terrier had been feeling unwell for several weeks with clinical signs including vomiting, lethargy and poor appetite. After several tests including urine samples for a possible kidney problem, a course of antibiotics was prescribed along with a change of diet.
This story has been featured in the news recently and as part of a new BBC series, The Bionic Vet, this particular episode on BBC1 followed the story of a cat called Oscar that had his back feet severed by a combine harvester whilst he was asleep in the sun.