Deadly new strain of virus threatens rabbits


Small Pets

Vets are warning rabbit owners that their pets are threatened by a deadly new strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD). There is no cure for this virus which originally appeared in the UK in 1992 and it is almost always fatal. Pets can be protected by vaccination. But the newest strain, RHD-2, which first emerged […]

July 22, 2019

When 6 guinea pigs became 52!


General

A couple who bought six guinea pigs now have 52 pets! They had believed that all of the guinea pigs were female but they were wrong! Husband and wife Mark and Sophie Mason bought themselves 6 guinea pigs but when they returned from their honeymoon, they felt that four of them had gained weight. The […]

July 17, 2019

Decorative lamps pose a danger to cats


Cats, Dogs

Vets have issued warnings that decorative lamps which are popular for home and patios could present a risk to cats. The lamps in question are Himalayan salt lamps, trendy decorative pieces used to illuminate indoor and outside spaces . The lamps are pretty in pink but it turns out that they aren’t very cat friendly. […]

July 14, 2019

Puppy dog eyes are no accident


Dogs

Even the most cynical human can be softened by puppy dog eyes. You know the look. Those gorgeous wide eyes which shout innocence and all-round cuteness. Dogs often raise their inner eyebrow muscle when greeting people and this makes their eyes look larger. A new study suggests that this wide-eyed expression is no accident but […]

July 11, 2019

Can you trust your dog sitter?


Dogs

Becky Parsons, from Erdington in Birmingham, had no reason to suspect that there was an issue with her dog sitter. She had used the sitter three times without experiencing any problems and so was happy to use her services again. But while Becky was on holiday, her dogs disappeared and now police suspect foul play.

July 8, 2019