Wildlife

Should I feed a wild baby bird?
Wildlife
Should I feed a wild baby bird?
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the trees are growing and all the signs are there that spring is here, which only means one thing - baby bird season has begun! Unlike pigeons who breed all year round, our nati…
April 13, 2022 • 70 shares
Ban glue traps in the UK - Why VetHelpDirect is supporting the RSPCA campaign
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Ban glue traps in the UK - Why VetHelpDirect is supporting the RSPCA campaign
The UK is host to some of the most beautiful wildlife. We have 574 species of birds on the British Ornithologists Union list, 107 mammal species found in and around the British Isles, 13 native species of reptiles and am…
February 22, 2022 • 60 shares • 2 comments
Do urban foxes get veterinary care?
Wildlife
Do urban foxes get veterinary care?
Urban foxes are one of the most frequent wildlife visitors to our gardens and parks. It is not uncommon for them to get injured or ill however, be that through road traffic accidents, getting caught in fencing and traps,…
January 15, 2022 • 80 shares
Should we feed urban foxes?
Wildlife
Should we feed urban foxes?
Urban foxes are one of the most abundant mammalian British wildlife species and a favourite to spot in gardens and public spaces around our homes. Feeding wildlife is common in the UK, with many households filling bird f…
December 15, 2021 • 398 shares
Why are there so many urban foxes?
Wildlife
Why are there so many urban foxes?
The European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is one of the most commonly seen wildlife species in the  UK. When found in urban areas, they are also known colloquially as the ‘urban fox’. What many do not realise, however, is tha…
December 1, 2021 • 40 shares
Wildlife care – why do vets normally recommend euthanasia?
Wildlife
Wildlife care – why do vets normally recommend euthanasia?
Unfortunately, wildlife casualties are fairly common. Most veterinary centres are equipped with the ability to provide basic care to most types of wildlife. But fewer are set-up for the long-term housing or management of…
October 26, 2021 • 44 shares
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