Pets

   

Cat abandoned in Battersea Park – with note saying owner had lost their job and could no longer afford to care for him

Struggling pet owners facing an uncertain financial future are being asked to think rescue first, after a Maine Coon cat was abandoned in a park with a note saying his owner had lost their job during lockdown and could no longer afford to care for him.

  

Pet owners urged to protect animals during firework season

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging pet owners and livestock keepers who are worried about their animals’ welfare to take steps now to avoid possible injury and distress during traditional fireworks dates such as Bonfire Night, Halloween, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.

   

Police find dozens of stolen dogs at site in Bromley

Police are urging dog owners to ensure their pets are microchipped following the recent recovery of missing dogs. In the early hours of last Wednesday officers from the Met’s South Area BCU recovered 24 dogs from a site in Orpington following an early morning warrant. An additional 25 dogs have since been seized from the site during ongoing searches.

   

Animal hospital faces closure with fear of job losses

By Sian Bayley Local Democracy Reporter An animal hospital could close in September due to money problems, prompting fears hundreds of

   

When should I take my pet to vet?

During these unprecedented times with many of us having to stay at home, pet owners will have concerns and questions

   

Pets are friends even during a crisis

As the bad news about coronavirus continues, and following the Government’s latest instruction to stay at home, many of us

   

Don’t smoke, your pet could suffer

PDSA is urging pet owners to quit lighting up around their pets – as it warns the toxic fumes could

   

How to change your dog’s behaviour

We love our dogs; paws, flaws and all. But certain behaviours, which we may consider a problem, can be a

   

Hear are top tips for your dog’s ears

Tuesday was World Hearing Day – a day to raise awareness of the importance of early identification and intervention for

   

Helping pets with seizures and epilepsy

Just as with humans’ epilepsy can affect our pets too. Knowing what symptoms to look out for is key, so

   

Don’t take animals like Ana at face value

A unique kitten named Ana is struggling to find a home and staff at Battersea Dog and cats Home fear

   

How to keep your pet from getting obese

It’s estimated that up to 50 per cent of all UK pets are now overweight or obese. Given the clear

   

Pets Corner: Early experiences will make your pet happy

Taking on a puppy or kitten is an exciting time, full of new experiences and learning curves, and in order

   

Threat of fines sees Southwark dog walkers clean up their act

Dog owners have picked up a tonne of extra dog poo since a clampdown almost two years ago. But inspectors

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