Results for Small animal
  • Blog Post: CVS acquires Derby referral centre

    CVS has announced its acquisition of the Dovecote Veterinary Hospital , a general and referral practice based in Castle Donington near Derby. The Dovecote offers a range of referral services including digital X-ray, MRI and CT scanning capability. Its directors, Andrew Robinson, a European RCVS Recognised...
  • Blog Post: Elanco launches updated dermatitis support initiative

    Elanco Animal Health has launched an updated Atopica Comfort Club , a support initiative for veterinary professionals treating either canine atopic dermatitis or feline allergic dermatitis cases with Atopica. The Atopica Comfort Club loyalty scheme now has a new website which enables all members of...
  • Blog Post: Ceva launches furosemide designed for the vet market

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Libeo, a new four-way break, palatable furosemide for the management of heart failure in dogs. According to the company, furosemide - a diuretic - is the most frequently used treatment for the management of heart failure because it helps reduce pulmonary oedema and...
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches complementary feed for inappetent cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Nutribound, a complementary feed to help stimulate eating and drinking in inappetent cats and dogs. The company says the product has been designed to help animals recovering from surgery or illness and those that are just experiencing a general lack of interest in food or water...
  • Blog Post: New oral parasiticide for dogs from Merial

    Merial has announced the launch of NexGard Spectra, a broad spectrum oral parasiticide for dogs. NexGard Spectra contains afoxolaner, which kills fleas and ticks on dogs, and milbemycin oxime, which is effective against roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. The new product is delivered in a beef...
  • Blog Post: One in four Crufts show dogs is overweight

    Research published online in the Veterinary Record has revealed that one in four dogs competing in Crufts is overweight, despite the perception that entrants are supposed to represent ideal specimens of their breed 1 . The researchers based their findings on 1120 online images of dogs from 28 breeds...
  • Blog Post: Dechra launches 5ml Comfortan

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a 5 ml bottle of Comfortan (methadone), its titratable analgesia for cats and dogs. The new sized bottle of Comfortan, designed for use with animals in, or about to experience, moderate to severe pain, is now available from veterinary wholesalers. Dechra...
  • Blog Post: London Vet Show announces business programme

    The London Vet Show, which takes place on Thursday 19th November and Friday 20th November at the Olympia Grand , has announced the business programme for 2015. The programme will include: ‘Preparing to double your veterinary practice profits and the value of your business in just 12 months...
  • Blog Post: Centaur launches practice-branded health chews

    Centaur Services has launched a range of health supplement soft chews for cats and dogs which can be ordered in custom, practice-branded packaging. Centaur says the practice branding is designed to reinforce client relationships by encouraging clients to buy vet-recommended products direct from the...
  • Blog Post: SPVS survey shows vets charging more for unroutine procedures

    The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) has published its 2015 Fee Survey, which has revealed an increasing divergence between fees charged for routine and unroutine procedures in small animal practice. SPVS says that small animal practices accounted for the largest proportion of responses...
  • Blog Post: RSA's referral policy fiasco rumbles on as RCVS Specialists voice their alarm

    A group of some of the best-known referral practices in the country has issued a formal response to the recent announcement by pet insurance underwriter RSA that it is building a network of preferred referral practices to direct its clients to. Whilst RSA has clarified the contents of a letter it...
  • Blog Post: Vetsonic launches tablet version of Arthriaid

    Vetsonic has announced the launch of a tablet form of Arthriaid Omega. Designed to support joint health, the nutraceutical product contains glucosamine, chondroitin, omega 3 fatty acids, MSM, manganese sulphate plus vitamins C and E. This new tablet form joins the existing range of palatable liquids...
  • Blog Post: RSA clarifies position over referral claims

    RSA Insurance Group, which underwrites pet insurance on behalf of MORE TH>N, Tesco Bank, M&S, John Lewis, Argos and Homebase, has clarified recently announced changes to its policy conditions concerning cases which need to be referred for specialist treatment. In a letter dated 22nd May, which...
  • Blog Post: 76% of vets may be missing the cause of feline diabetes

    Royal Veterinary College research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has revealed that 1 in 4 cases of Diabetes Mellitus in domestic cats are caused by excess secretion of pituitary growth hormone. According to the researchers, this is much more common than previously thought. Furthermore, they say...
  • Blog Post: Petplan launches claim-based summer safety campaign

    Petplan has teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to launch Summer Safety, a pet owner education campaign based on insurance claims received by the company. The company reports that last year, 83% of all heat stroke claims occurred in the summer months (June-August), with 48% of them in July...
  • Blog Post: Research sheds new light on canine epilepsy

    The AHT has published the first research paper of its kind which looks at idiopathic epilepsy (IE) in the Italian Spinoni, a breed where the prevalence of IE has been found to be 5.3%, compared to 0.6% estimated to be seen in dogs generally in UK first opinion practice. Dr Luisa De Risio, Head of...
  • Blog Post: New campaign to get dogs' eyes checked

    MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of Take a Closer Look , a campaign to encourage dog owners to have their pet checked for dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) this summer. According to the company, around 1 in every 22 dogs suffer from dry eye which in most cases is caused by destruction...
  • Blog Post: Vet school research underpins new vision for rabbit welfare

    The University of Bristol, the Rabbit Council, the Pet Industry Federation, the RSPCA and the RWAF have come together for the first time to produce a vision for improving rabbit welfare. The new ten-point vision is based on recommendations resulting from research commissioned by the RSPCA and carried...
  • Blog Post: CVS diversifies into dog grooming

    CVS has announced that it is diversifying into pet grooming, opening grooming studios in its practices across the UK. The company says the move is in response to the large number of clients that ask its staff to recommend a groomer in their area. The new service has been branded MiGroomers and...
  • Blog Post: Supervet enters Guiness World Records

    Noel Fitzpatrick of Channel 4 Supervet fame has been presented with an award by Guinness World Records after performing the world's first double 'bionic' leg implant on a cat. The procedure, which was carried out on a cat called Oscar in 2009, was also the first time such implants had...
  • Blog Post: New veterinary information resource about difficult cats

    WikiVet has announced the launch of a new information resource about undesirable behaviour in cats for veterinary professionals and students. The resource has been produced by WikiVet in collaboration with Ceva Santé Animale following a survey of 800 cat owners by the Royal Veterinary College...
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  • Blog Post: New parasite booklet to offer clients

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Milbactor, Vectra 3D and Vectra Felis, has launched a new booklet for practices to give clients: Protecting your Pet from Parasites . The booklet offers an overview of the common ecto and endoparasites that can affect dogs and cats in the UK, including fleas, ticks, roundworm...
  • Blog Post: ScratchTracker to help pet owners measure pruritis

    Elanco Animal Health, maker of Comfortis, Trifexis and Atopica, has launched ScratchTracker, a smartphone app designed to help dog owners with a simple way to monitor pruritus in their pet and share the results with their vet. Elanco says ScratchTracker uses a scoring scale that has been developed...
  • Blog Post: Virbac to help practices promote National Microchipping Month

    Virbac has announced the launch of a new support pack to help practices promote National Microchipping Month this June. The pack contains a range of promotional and educational items including: A poster which can be individually customised to include practice-branding and a promotional offering...