Research prompts call for renewed approach to remote prescribing

Calls have been renewed for remote prescribing to be permitted for video consultations following the publication of new research. Telemedicine firm Vet-AI wants the RCVS to give the green light to remote prescribing in light of the research, which, it says, shows the safety of its use by the company during the pandemic. COVID-19 restrictions … Read more

47 Cats Trapped and Living in a Hot Car Under Sweltering Heat Rescued in Minnesota

Cats were found trapped and alive inside a hot car under scorching temperatures at a rest stop in eastern Minnesota last week. Rescuers were able to retrieve 47 cats and their owner who was responsible for forcing the cats to live with him inside the vehicle within an unspecified amount of time. There were no … Read more

Third of dogs infected with A vasorum ‘asymptomatic’ – study

Angiostrongylus vasorum infection could be more common among seemingly health dogs, after researchers found more than a third of infected dogs in a study were clinically asymptomatic. Data in the study1which challenges perceptions of what was thought a largely clinical disease, shows that more than a third (36.1%) of the dogs were clinically asymptomatic and … Read more

EPRUMA hits back following objections to important antibiotics list

An 11th-hour decision by some European MPs to object to a list of antibiotics restricted for human use has been criticized. The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) argued objections from the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) are misguided and “highlight the disregard for EU … Read more

Breeder Convicted Of Cruelty To 110 Dogs, Cats & Tortoises Loses Her Appeal

It was in September of 2019 when Lynn Stoker was convicted and sentenced to 21 weeks. She was found guilty of eleven charges of “causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal” and four counts of “failing to ensure an animal’s welfare needs.” “There were a number of different breeds at the property – including chihuahuas, … Read more

How is anemia in cats treated?

Anemia refers to a decrease in red blood cells in the bloodstream. Red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow and are responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to all body tissues and organs. There are lots of different types of anemia, which may be caused by different conditions – so there’s no one treatment. However, most types are treatable… so read on for more details!

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt3: airway access

Hypoxia and hypercapnia have both been shown to reduce success in resuscitating human and veterinary patients – highlighting the importance of airway access and ventilation in the early phases of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Although the benefit of early ventilation – within the initial minutes of CPR – is not clear in animals, it appears to … Read more

Vets welcome temporary suspension of commercial pet imports

Vets are hoping animal health officials will learn lessons during a temporary ban on pet imports from four European countries to help tackle the illegal animal supply chain. Defra announced it had suspended the commercial import of cats, dogs and ferrets from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Romania until 14 May because of potential risks to … Read more