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Compulsory Microchipping for Cats part of Government Action Plan for Animal Welfare
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Compulsory Microchipping for Cats part of Government Action Plan for Animal Welfare
The UK Government has introduced a wide-ranging Action Plan for Animal Welfare. For pet owners, this includes making microchips for cats a legal requirement. So, what does this mean for you? It is estimated that around 2…
May 13, 2021 • 1 shares
Tougher sentences introduced for cruelty to animals
Animal Welfare
Tougher sentences introduced for cruelty to animals
The maximum prison sentences for animal cruelty will increase from six months to five years, according to the new legislation given Royal assent on 29 April 2021. The Bill follows a public consultation in 2017, in which…
May 11, 2021
Can Covid-19 be passed between pets and owners?
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Can Covid-19 be passed between pets and owners?
The pandemic has affected everyone around the world in some way, shape or form. Often, it feels like we've been left with more questions than answers and each day brings some new speculation, statistics or sadness. Thank…
April 27, 2021 • 16 shares
Why ear cropping of dogs must end
Animal Welfare
Why ear cropping of dogs must end
A petition launched by leading veterinary and welfare bodies asking the government to take urgent legislative action to #cutthecrop and end ear cropping in dogs, has recently reached 100,000 signatures. So, what is ear c…
April 25, 2021 • 11 shares
Life as a Clinical Vet Student and Beyond
Life as vet - what its like
Life as a Clinical Vet Student and Beyond
Our student vet blogger Joe is now coming to the end of his course, and looking beyond his final exams to life in practice. For his 100th blog, we asked him to write about his time in the clinical years at vet school. As…
April 9, 2021 • 9 shares
Ask our vets a question on the Forum
Ask a vet
Ask our vets a question on the Forum
We’re excited to launch the VetHelpDirect forum.  This is an opportunity for pet owners to ask our vets any questions about health and welfare. Whether your doberman has a dental problem, you’ve got a stressed out S…
March 24, 2021 • 19 shares
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