[ June 1, 2011; 12:00 am; ] (Kennel Club release) Pet owners across the country will be given a call to action this June as National Microchipping Month asks owners to make sure that they can be contacted if their lost pet is found.
Petlog, the UK’s largest pet microchipping and reunification database and sponsor of National Microchipping Month, has raised concerns about [...]
(BVA Release) The BVA has been supporting a campaign, spearheaded by The Independent, to ban wild animals in circuses.
The BVA believes that the welfare needs of non-domesticated, wild animals cannot be met within the environment of a travelling circus; especially in terms of accommodation and the ability to express normal behaviour. A licensing scheme [...]
The first phase of a revolutionary web tool has been launched that will help dog breeders to find the most suitable mate for their dog, based on how healthy the offspring and future generations of dogs are likely to be.
The Mate Select service, developed in conjunction with scientists at the Animal Health Trust (AHT), [...]
[ October 29, 2011; October 30, 2011; ] I’m very proud to be invited to guest host this year’s LovePets Show being held at the indoor Peterborough Exec centre at the East of England Showground for this exciting two-day show in October.
Also joining me at the show is dog trainer to the stars, Karen Wild – described as the ‘Rock Star of Dog [...]
[ June 9, 2011; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] I’m looking forward to attending this year’s The Observer Ethical Awards on Thursday 9th June as a guest of Compassion in World Farming, as I was proud to be a part of their hugely successful campaign against the Nocton Mega-dairy (‘Cows Belong in Fields’) – now shortlisted down to the final three.
In association with Ecover, [...]
[ August 6, 2011; ] I’m very pleased to be supporting and judging at No Voice No Choice 2011 – a family and dog friendly fun day promoting responsible dog ownership proudly brought to you by DDA Watch and Company of Animals.
With FREE entry and FREE car parking and within a short distance of Chertsey train station it’s an event for all [...]
(BVA Release) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has reacted with disappointment at the Government’s decision to introduce a licensing regime rather than impose an outright ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.
Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman announced today that a ban on circus animals could not be introduced in the UK [...]
There’s an old expression drilled into every vet student teaching us that ‘common things are common’ so when a dog enters my consulting room shaking its head or licking its paw during the summer months, top of my list of possible diagnoses is always the dreaded grass seed.
I say ‘dreaded’ for a few reasons which [...]
[ May 15, 2011; ] As a massive fan of The Mayhew Animal Home it gives me great pleasure once again to help judge their annual dog show on picturesque Hampstead Heath this coming Sunday and meet such a variety of dogs with their loving owners – and all to raise funds for The Mayhew.
What better way is there to spend [...]