supporting animal welfare

Phasing out lab animals: how to get involved

Did you know that more than 100 million animals are being used for experimental purposes around the world each year? Not only are these experiments horrifically barbaric, but also not necessarily relevant to helping humans. In this article, we look at the issue in more detail and discuss how you can get involved. Is testing […]

Government extends deadline for neutering XL Bully dogs

In a backdrop of heightened regulations surrounding XL Bully dogs in the United Kingdom, the recent decision by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to extend the deadline for neutering these canines carries significant implications for owners and animal welfare advocates alike. The announcement by the government to add American XL Bully […]

AI to help improve Johne’s Disease detection

The diagnostics testing firm MI:RNA has recently introduced an innovative AI-enhanced testing approach designed for the early identification of Johne’s disease. Initial data has shown the technology to have a 73% sensitivity rate, as well as 71% accuracy score when it comes to detecting the infection. With more research, it is hoped that these figures […]

Puppy yoga: not as cute as it sounds

Puppy yoga has recently garnered criticism due to concerns regarding the welfare and stress levels of the puppies involved. While the intention behind combining yoga and puppies is often to create a joyful and relaxing atmosphere, the reality can be quite different. How does puppy yoga harm the welfare of puppies?  Some of the puppies […]

Thousands of people are giving up their pets: why?

An animal charity in Scotland says it has been inundated with calls from people wanting to give up their pets. Out of the 4,000+ callers, the majority said the decision was due to financial struggle. The Scottish SPCA shared that 2022 was the busiest year for its helpline thus far – with the number of […]

New research into the impact of boredom on animal welfare

There’s nothing worse than being bored, right? Luckily for us humans, it’s very easy to find something to keep us occupied like watching a new show on Netflix, playing sports, cooking an exotic dish or exploring the local cafes. Our pets, on the other hand, aren’t so fortunate and can’t just hop on the Northern […]

New Year’s resolutions for a healthier pet!

So you’ve finished writing down your goals for the new year, and you’re looking forward to starting afresh – but have you considered how you could help improve your pet’s life in 2023? In this blog, we share ideas for New Year’s resolutions for a healthier pet!   Regular grooming   Make the effort in […]

5 unforgettable veterinary campaigns from 2022

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate all the great animal welfare projects we have helped promote this year as a community. Here’s a recap of some of the most prominent veterinary campaigns from 2022 – and don’t worry, there’s still time to get involved!    #CutTheCrop campaign   The British […]

New technology can detect cancer in dogs with up to 98% accuracy

A new technology which can detect lumps in dogs within a matter of minutes has been rolled out in the UK.    The device, which was developed by the Israeli company HTVet, can identify whether the mass is either harmful or benign, with up to 98% accuracy.    It works by providing a thermal image […]

How to ‘pet-proof’ your home this Christmas

Christmas is almost here – but before you transform your home into Santa’s grotto, it’s important to be weary of the potential threats the festive season can bring to pets in the house. In this blog, we cover how best to safeguard your pets this winter. Potential dangers and how to avoid them… New people […]