Kate Cavanagh BVSc MRCVS

Latest articles by Kate Cavanagh BVSc MRCVS

Can you afford a pet?
News and Comment
Can you afford a pet?
Perhaps due to an increase in time spent at home, or the desire for company, it is claimed (by Direct Line) that 5.7 million new pets were bought between the beginning of lockdown in March and the start of September.&nbs…
March 1, 2021 • 18 shares
What is the best pet for an autistic child?
News and Comment
What is the best pet for an autistic child?
Although there’s no cure for autism, research suggests that pets can be beneficial to wellbeing and may help adults and children with autism cope better. …
February 25, 2021 • 75 shares
Looking after elderly pets in the winter
Cats
Looking after elderly pets in the winter
Winter can be hard for elderly people, and elderly pets suffer more too.  Cats are considered elderly from 11 years of age, dogs at 7, but this depends on breed. Just as in humans, age brings changes: reduced smell,…
January 18, 2021 • 14 shares
How our pets have helped us through this pandemic
News and Comment
How our pets have helped us through this pandemic
The recent months have been a strain for most. One of the positives, personally, has been reinforcing the special bond I have with my own cat. 90% of pet owners see their pet as part of the family and I am not alone as i…
January 4, 2021 • 37 shares
Managing stress in dogs and cats during a COVID-19 Christmas
Behaviour
Managing stress in dogs and cats during a COVID-19 Christmas
Stress can be highly infectious within a species, and it’s also thought pets may mirror our mental state. Humans and dogs, for example, have been living together for 15,000 years, sharing a unique relationship and bond.
December 24, 2020
Can dogs really sniff out COVID-19?
Dogs
Can dogs really sniff out COVID-19?
This idea has a ‘whiff’ of the far-fetched about it, but it’s deadly serious. Dogs are already used to detect cancer cells, explosives, drugs, and people. From the UK to Australia, researchers are devising studies and tr…
December 12, 2020 • 2 comments
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