Results for Small animal
  • Blog Post: Kent nurse scoops Royal Canin's Pet Heath Counsellor of the Year award.

    Royal Canin has announced that Jill Moody-Smith, a veterinary nurse and Pet Health Counsellor (PHC) from Eagle Vets in Birchington, Kent has been crowned the winner of its annual ‘Pet Health Counsellor of the Year’ Awards. Jill was presented with her award, which included £1,500...
  • Blog Post: Dechra launches ciclosporin treatment for canine atopic dermatitis

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Sporimune (ciclosporin), licensed for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Roger Brown, Senior Brand Manager at Dechra Veterinary Products, said: "Around 20% of all small animal consultations involve skin conditions and...
  • Blog Post: New canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners

    Vétoquinol (maker of Propalin) has announced the launch of a new canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners. canineui.co.uk contains information about the causes, diagnostic methods and treatment options for canine urinary incontinence. It also includes tips for living with...
  • Blog Post: New guidelines on use of NSAIDs in cats from ISFM

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has published ' Consensus Guidelines on the Long-term use of NSAIDs in cats ' in the July 2010 edition of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. The society says it has developed the guidelines in order to try and address the major welfare...
  • Blog Post: Labrador is UK's favourite breed

    New research released by National Pet Month (5th April -5th May) has found that the UK's most popular dog breed is the Labrador. There are 209 recognised dog breeds in the UK; 7.3 million dogs in total in the UK, one in ten of which is a Labrador. The Pet Population study was conducted by leading...
  • Blog Post: New product to make it easier to collect cats' urine samples

    Kruuse has announced that it is to become the exclusive veterinary distributor in Europe for Kit4Cat , a globally patented hydrophobic sand for veterinary use. Kit4Cat is a biodegradable sand with a natural non-toxic urine repelling coating which allows veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and cat...
  • Blog Post: Bayer launches new feed additive for renal disease in cats

    Bayer Animal Health has launched Renalzin®, a feed additive for the management of Chronic Renal Disease (CRD), the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in older cats 1 . One-third of all cats over 15 years of age have CRD 2 , but the disease often remains undetected until the cat...
  • Blog Post: Fish4Dogs announces new range of fish treats

    The company says that based on its natural, hypo-allergenic, organic, healthy concepts - the new Fish Treats are designed to 'tick all the boxes' of today's health and environment-conscious consumer. The latest 'wet' product for dogs and cats - a complementary Salmon Mousse made...
  • Blog Post: New Vetmedin marketing materials

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has increased its range of marketing and educational materials about heart disease and the use of Vetmedin. The materials include canine heart disease awareness posters for either the waiting room or consult room which feature 'static cling' technology, enabling...
  • Blog Post: Bayer lines up 'Be Lungworm Aware' campaign

    Bayer Animal Health has announced it'll be running the 'Be Lungworm Aware' campaign in April 2011. The campaign is targeted at dog owners to raise awareness of the risks associated with the lungworm Angiostrongylus vasorum . A Bayer spokesman said: "Over the past years, the spread...
  • Blog Post: Women more likely to abandon their dogs than men

    The Kennel Club has announced the results of a survey of 329 Breed Kennel Rescue organisations which has revealed that over 50% of dogs given up for rehoming are given up by women, compared to 17% by men and 27% by couples who made the decision jointly. The Kennel Club said the survey also revealed...
  • Blog Post: iPad 2 up for grabs in BCF's imaging competition

    BCF Technology has launched a competition in which the person who submits the best photograph with the theme of: All in a day's work - animal imaging , will win an iPad 2. To enter the competition, you need to post your photographs, (and tell BCF a little about the story behind the images) at...
  • Blog Post: Vygon Vet launches procedural custom pack service

    Vygon Vet has launched a procedural custom pack service. Vygon Vet's procedural custom packs contain all the single-use devices required for a specific procedure enclosed within a sterile wrap. Components available include draping material, theatre clothing, swabs, kidney dishes, forceps etc...
  • Blog Post: Simplified ordering process for Recuvyra

    Elanco Companion Animal Health has launched a new ordering process for Recuvyra, its transdermal fentanyl solution for the control of postoperative pain relief in dogs. The new process will enable veterinary practices to purchase Recuvyra, which is a Schedule Two Controlled Drug, without having to...
  • Blog Post: Elanco launches Dexdomitor 0.1 mg/ml

    Elanco Companion Animal Health has launched of Dexdomitor 0.1 mg/ml, adding to its range of alpha-2 agonists and antagonists. Produced and manufactured in partnership with Orion Corporation, Elanco says Dexdomitor 0.1 mg/ml contains all the properties of dexmedetomidine in a formulation that allows...
  • Blog Post: New arthritis information pack from CEVA

    CEVA Animal Health has launched an arthritis information pack to help support vet practices and their clients. The pack includes a joint care range brochure, which explores how to recognise and monitor pain in the veterinary practice, and an authoritative eight-page arthritis technical review, which...
  • Blog Post: FAB becomes International Cat Care

    The Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) has changed its name to International Cat Care in order to better reflect the work the charity does to help improve the lives of cats both in the UK and internationally. Along with the name change, the charity has developed a completely new visual identity, which...
  • Blog Post: NOAH launches 'Use Animal Medicines Responsibly' campaign.

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has launched a new 'Use Medicines Responsibly' campaign. The main thrust of the campaign is an initiative by NOAH to encourage pharmaceutical companies to add: 'Use Medicines Responsibly' as a strapline to their own advertising campaigns...
  • Blog Post: Avid offers free updates in June for all PETtrac members

    To coincide with National Microchipping Month in June this year, Avid will update the details of any pet with an Avid microchip registered on the UK 24hr PETtrac microchip database free of charge, saving their owner £6 for a change of address and £12 for a change of ownership. In addition...
  • Blog Post: Petplan launches biggest ad campaign in its 36-year history

    Petplan has launched what it says is the biggest advertising campaign in its 36-year history. The company won't reveal what it's spending on the campaign, but its built around a TV advert (below) being shown on all the major channels throughout January, so certainly a bob or two. The ad features...
  • Blog Post: Free masterclass to help you prepare for medicines inspection

    The RCVS and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) will be holding a free Masterclass offering practical guidance on the requirements of the Veterinary Practice Premises Register, on Saturday 4 April, at BSAVA Congress. If you are concerned about medicines inspections and would like further information...
  • Blog Post: Pfizer offers free online dental CPD

    Pfizer Animal Health has announced that its Dental Leadership programme is now available on-line at www.dental-leadership.co.uk . The course is offered under the 'Pfizer Academy' umbrella and has previously been available in hard copy for over five years. Almost 1000 vets and nurses have tackled...
  • Blog Post: Free fluid therapy calculators

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched free online Fluid Therapy Calculators to help veterinary staff calculate their patients' fluid requirements. There are two versions available, small animal and equine. Both are available as an online tool or as a download to your desktop (note that to get...
  • Blog Post: London vet suspended for falsification of clinical records

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended a London-based veterinary surgeon from the Register for six months, having found that her falsification of clinical records amounted to serious professional misconduct. At the two-day hearing, Dr Nicola Ersilova was charged with, and admitted to, three...
  • Blog Post: New Nurses' Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition

    Improve International has launched a new Nurses' Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition designed to help nurses with an interest in nutrition to increase the depth and range of their knowledge. The new Certificate will take its first students in March 2015 and be taught over three two-day residential...