(Kennel Club Press Release) Following consultation with the Beagle breed health coordinator, on behalf of the breed clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved a new official DNA testing scheme for neonatal cerebellar cortical degeneration (NCCD) in this breed.
This test is offered in the UK by the Animal Health Trust and further details can be [...]
One of the best known dogs of 2013, Crufts Best in Show winner Jilly, will be joined by celebrities and stars of the two and four legged variety as she and her owner, Gavin Robertson, undertake a 130 mile sponsored walk to raise money for charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
And I’ll be [...]
(Cats Protection Press Release) Cats Protection has today launched a new national feature on their website that will make it much easier for prospective cat owners to browse, choose and adopt a suitable feline companion in their area.
The new ‘Find a Cat’ function on the charity’s homepage will allow people to view all the cats [...]
(KC Press Release) Bella, a two year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier due to be put down after the statutory seven day period at the council pound, was saved just in time by charity All Dogs Matter, based in East Finchley, North London.
When rescued from the pound, it quickly became evident that Bella was suffering from [...]
(BVA Release) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has strongly welcomed the announcement that the use of wild animals in travelling circuses will soon be banned.
A draft Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England was published today (Tuesday). The proposals will come into effect on 1 December 2015.
Commenting, BVA President [...]
(BVA Release) New laws to tackle dangerous dogs are welcome but the Government must look at preventing incidents rather than dealing with them afterwards, according to the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
The Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill, published today, will extend dangerous dogs legislation to make it an offence for a dog to be dangerously out of [...]
(KC Press Release) Following consultation with the Old English Sheepdog breed health coordinator, on behalf of the breed clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved a new official DNA testing scheme for primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in this breed.
This test is offered in France by Antagene and in the Czech Republic from Genomia and further [...]
(KC Press Release) Puppy buyers no longer need to be duped by rogue breeders, as the Kennel Club today announces that it is the only organisation in the UK to receive UKAS accreditation to certify breeders who belong to its Assured Breeder Scheme.
The puppy breeding market is poorly regulated, meaning that many people struggle to identify [...]
(KC Release) Following the tragic death of schoolgirl, Jade Anderson, the Kennel Club urges the government to change fatally flawed dangerous dogs legislation.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are truly saddened to hear about the death of Jade Anderson and our thoughts and deepest condolences go to her family.
“We do not know the specific [...]
(BVA Release) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is reminding pet owners to keep all chocolate well away from dogs, puppies and other pets this Easter. Although awareness about chocolate poisoning is increasing amongst dog owners vets are still seeing urgent cases because chocolate treats have not been secured out of reach.
The Veterinary Poisons Information Service [...]