Ayesha Ali, a fourth year veterinary nursing student at the Royal Veterinary College, is asking RVNs to take part in a survey to explore what, if any, canine environmental enrichment techniques are being used in practice.

All those taking part in the survey will be entered into a draw for one of two £25 Amazon vouchers, unless you don't want to give your email address. Either way, entries to the survey, which has been approved by the RVC Ethics Committee, will be anonymised. 

Ayesha said: "My survey is about acquiring knowledge from RVN perspectives on canine enrichment mediums such as kong feeders, food chews and pheromonal sprays such as DAP. There is a lot of literature out there about feline stress reducing activities but not as much about the types, why used and whether enrichment mediums are used by RVNs in veterinary practice specifically for dogs."

She added: "My survey takes a few minutes to complete and it is aimed at RVNs currently working with dogs in veterinary practice in the UK."

You can take part in the survey here: https://rvc.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/comparing-the-use-of-canine-specific-environmental-enrichm 

The survey closes on 4th February 2020.

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