animal welfare

StreetVet - Supporting the Homeless & their Pets
Animal Welfare
StreetVet - Supporting the Homeless & their Pets
As we move closer to Christmas, we start to look forward to spending more time with friends and family. Even in a year as difficult as 2020 has been for many, the festive season is an opportunity to indulge and recharge.
December 9, 2020 • 10 shares • 2 comments
Painting animals: fun or cruelty?
Controversial topics
Painting animals: fun or cruelty?
For years, a minority of pet owners have courted controversy by electing to dye their pet’s fur, paint their nails, or dress them in outfits or accessories. Now there’s a new craze sweeping the country, the pony painting…
November 4, 2020 • 62 shares
Will the new Agriculture law hurt animal welfare post-Brexit?
Farm animal
Will the new Agriculture law hurt animal welfare post-Brexit?
Yesterday - 12th October 2020 - MPs in the UK voted to approve the new Agriculture Bill. This law will set out the framework for a wide range of matters related to British agriculture as the UK leaves the European Union…
October 12, 2020 • 13 shares
What do I need to consider when I dress up my dog for Halloween?
News and Comment
What do I need to consider when I dress up my dog for Halloween?
Welcome (with a sinister witches laugh) to a controversial discussion that divides even the veterinary world. Brexit, my friends, is nothing compared to this! Within an hour of my bosses sending this possible blog topic…
October 28, 2019 • 33 shares
How clever is your dog? A literature review sums up the evidence and if dogs were clever enough to understand, they wouldn't be happy
Behaviour
How clever is your dog? A literature review sums up the evidence and if dogs were clever enough to understand, they wouldn't be happy
A literature review carried out by researchers at the University of Exeter has reached a conclusion that may upset millions of pet owners: the combination of many different studies of animal intelligence suggest that dog…
October 3, 2018 • 182 shares
It is not
News and Comment
It is not "fake news" to call for animal sentience to be included in post-Brexit UK legislation
Who would have thought that “animal sentience” would cause a national political ripple? That’s exactly what has happened recently, as I described in a recent blog post.
November 30, 2017 • 172 shares