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Is it Humane to Keep Goldfish in a Bowl?
Animal Welfare
Is it Humane to Keep Goldfish in a Bowl?
A goldfish is one of those classic pets that everyone has probably had at one time or another. You may have fond memories of going to the pet shop and coming home with a plastic bag full of water and a new fish, ready to…
October 15, 2021 • 70 shares
Where are all the vets? Vet practices forced to close their doors under the strain of a recruitment crisis…
News and Comment
Where are all the vets? Vet practices forced to close their doors under the strain of a recruitment crisis…
We get more and more comments from pet owners saying that they can’t find a vet. Yes, in an emergency, someone will pretty much always see their animal - even if it’s nearly an hour’s drive and they have to pay a steep s…
July 12, 2021 • 19775 shares • 33 comments
Pet, fur baby, animal or family?
Controversial topics
Pet, fur baby, animal or family?
Animal and pet ownership, and the relationships we form with our animals can mean different things to different people. For some they are our animals, others a pet, for some they are a member of our family, and for other…
June 16, 2021 • 10 shares
Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Animal Welfare
Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Owning a horse can bring a lot of joy but it can be a big responsibility. Particularly when it comes to ensuring that all of their needs are met. As well as protecting your horse from pain and suffering, it is important…
April 6, 2021 • 2 shares • 1 comments
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
News and Comment
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
With the New Year fireworks about to begin, we assembled a panel to discuss the problems that fireworks post for animals and animal welfare. Joining me (David Harris BVSc PGCert VetEd FHEA MRCVS, from VetHelpDirect) are…
December 31, 2020 • 48 shares • 1 comments
Does poor chicken welfare lead to poor quality meat?
Farm animal
Does poor chicken welfare lead to poor quality meat?
By Dr Marc Cooper, Head of Farm Animals RSPCA  The issue of where our meat comes from and how the animal was raised has become increasingly important to consumers in recent years, and cheaper meat can often mean tha…
October 26, 2020 • 349 shares • 9 comments
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