Dog & cat

New AI technology helps pets with heart disease live longer

Cats and dogs with heart disease could live up to 18 months longer thanks to new AI-empowered testing technology being developed by diagnostics expert MI:RNA.

With current standards of testing missing early signs of heart disease in up to 9 out of 10 cases, MI:RNA's diagnostic testing technology has 85% sensitivity and 83% accuracy for spotting common diseases, such as mitral valve disease (...

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TV vet leads castration debate to help shift UK’s ‘neuter as standard’ mindset

Leading UK vet, James Greenwood, has spoken out today (Monday) to back calls to change widespread policies that see neutering dogs as a standard procedure amongst pet owners.

The UK has the highest canine castration rate in Europe with it traditionally viewed in the same way as vaccination and parasite control, and as a way of controlling behaviour and over-population. But according...

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Battersea highlights importance of microchipping pets as charity reveals only 2% of stray cats are reunited with their owner

A new report on pet microchipping from animal welfare charity Battersea, shows a troubling decline in effective microchipping of both cats and dogs.

In 2022, only two per cent of stray cats brought to Battersea were able to be reunited with their owners through a microchip, and three out of five cats (59 per cent) brought to the centres were not microchipped at all, highlighting major...

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Rodent Neutering Free Webinar with Dr Sophie Jenkins: Save Your Seat

Burgess Pet Care has announced their sponsorship of the free Rodent Neutering webinar, taking place on Tuesday 5th December, helping us to understand the advantages and health benefits of neutering.

Sponsored by Burgess Pet Care and led by Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine and Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Sophie Jenkins BVetMed PgC EAS CertExAP MRCVS, the webinar will carefully...

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Charities working together to provide over a million meals to the nation's pets

Thousands of dogs and cats across the UK have been enjoying nutritious meals at no cost to their owners, through a programme set up by leading animal charities and the UK’s biggest food waste charity.

The Pet Food Partnership, comprising Battersea, Cats Protection, Dogs Trust, RSPCA and FareShare, and supported by Petplan, recently passed the significant milestone of one million...

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Calls for ban on snares after pet cat found with horrific injuries in Aberdeenshire village

An Aberdeenshire cat owner has joined Cats Protection's campaign for snares to be banned in Scotland after her pet cat Harry was found collapsed in a field with horrific injuries.

Marion Brownlie said Harry's injuries were so appalling that she at first believed he had been "cut in two" when he was discovered close to his home in St Cyrus.

It is thought the ginger-and-white...

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Thousands of Brits facing fines for missing dog collar

Pet owners in the UK have been issued a warning which states failing to correctly collar your pup could result in severe consequences.

Experts from are alerting Brits to the proper way to tag their beloved pooch before heading out and about this winter. Any dog owner caught disregarding the rules is breaking the law and could be imprisoned, fined £2000, and risk their...

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Cats Protection welcomes latest stage of Renters Reform Bill

Cats Protection has welcomed the second reading of the Renters Reform Bill, which brings pet-friendly renting a step closer for millions of people.

The charity’s Head of Advocacy, Campaigns & Government Relations Madison Rogers said: “Cats Protection is delighted to see this important piece of legislation move a step forward. This bill has the potential to finally give tenants...

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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home reveal record year for number of pets seeking new homes

- It'll be lonely this Christmas for almost a hundred dogs and cats in Edinburgh as a record number of families have had to make the difficult decision to give up their pets this year –

With a rise in the number of households welcoming new pets to their family during Covid, coupled with the financial devastation of the cost-of-living crisis, 2023 has seen the Edinburgh Dog and Cat...

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Lancashire man who 'tortured' puppy to death is jailed

A man who tortured a puppy has been given the longest prison sentence ever handed down under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 after he was prosecuted by the RSPCA.

Dudley Payne, Penwortham, was convicted of killing 11-week-old American bully breed Rocko and inflicting a catalogue of non-accidental injuries on his pet including severe head trauma, a ruptured liver, a partial hip fracture...

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Cats Protection welcomes Scotland’s proposed ban on cruel and inhumane snares

Cats Protection has welcomed the Scottish Government's moves to introduce an outright ban on snares as part of the Wildlife Management and Muirburn Scotland Bill.

The UK's largest cat charity, which has been campaigning for over a decade for a ban, says the measure to outlaw the use of the cruel, outdated traps is a huge step forward for animal welfare.

Cats Protection's...