Results for Small animal
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Cardiff vet nurse raises £400 for Support Dogs in first London Marathon

    Sian Llewellyn, Head Nurse at the Barry and Boverton Veterinary Surgeries has completed her first London Marathon and raised £400 for the charity Support Dogs in the process. A keen runner, Sian had completed two half marathons and entered the ballot to run the marathon little expecting to get...
  • Blog Post: Neurologists discover high-pitched sounds cause seizures in old cats

    Neurology Specialists Mark Lowrie and Laurent Garosi from Davies Veterinary Specialists and Robert Harvey from the UCL School of Pharmacy have discovered a new syndrome which causes noise-triggered seizures in old cats, dubbed FARS (feline audiogenic reflex seizures). The discovery came about after...
  • Blog Post: RCVS DC dismisses insurance fraud case against Gloucestershire vet

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has dismissed a charge against Nicholas Robert William Horniman MRCVS, a veterinary surgeon from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, that alleged he was guilty of pet insurance fraud, along with one of his clients, and of dishonestly altering clinical records. The charge was...
  • Blog Post: Texas vet provokes outrage after posting picture of cat she'd killed with a bow and arrow

    A vet from Texas hit the headlines this weekend after allegedly killing a feral cat with a bow and arrow and then posting photographs and bragging about it on Facebook. According to various news reports, Kristen Lindsey DVM's post quickly went viral, and one of two Facebook pages set up in response...
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches new spot-on ectoparasiticide

    Virbac has launched Prinovox, a new prescription-only spot-on ectoparasiticide for dogs and cats. The company says the new product contains the same combination of Moxidectin and Imidacloprid as the market leader, but is offered with a unique and innovative pet owner engagement programme to help practices...
  • Blog Post: New wound healing gel from Bayer

    Bayer Animal Health has launched Remend Wound Spray Gel for cats, dogs and horses. The new gel contains Remend's structurally modified hyaluronic acid (HA). Bayer says it provides a matrix for cellular events that occur during the proliferative phase of the healing process, which has been shown...
  • Blog Post: New campaign to encourage owners to prioritise pet healthcare

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has launched 'The Happy Healthy Pets Project', designed to encourage owners to prioritise pet healthcare. At the heart of the campaign is a new online photography gallery at pethealthinfo.org.uk , where owners and veterinary professionals are being...
  • Blog Post: Vetmedin now indicated to delay CHF in Dobermans

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Vetmedin Chewable Tablets have been licensed for treating pre-clinical dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Doberman Pinschers 1 . Boehringer says DCM is the most common form of cardiomyopathy in dogs and the second most common form of acquired heart disease in dogs...