It has now been 10 years since the government introduced the Animal Welfare Act in the UK. The act is wide ranging in it’s scope, but for us as vets and pet owners, it is most significant for outlining a duty of care that an owner has for their pets. According to the forthcoming PDSA Animal Welfare 2016 report, only 35% of owners are aware of their pet’s legal welfare needs. In response to this report, a coalition of UK veterinary organisations (The BVA, BVNA, Blue Cross, BSAVA, BVZS, PDSA and RSPCA) has launched a campaign to help pet owners understand these welfare needs. Continue reading… “Two Thirds of UK Pet Owners Unaware of Animal Welfare Needs”
At Midday on Sunday 12th October, a young rabbit was brought in to our 24 hour emergency hospital by the RSPCA. He had been found in a park near Dirkhill Road in Bradford, by a member of the public. The Rabbit was in some considerable distress as both ears had been cut off, possibly with scissors. It also turned out that it his left hind leg had been broken during this attack. After initial emergency treatment the rabbit was made stable and comfortable enough so that we could progress with further treatment. Continue reading… “The Sad Tale of Yorkie the Rabbit”
Pet Cremation Services
By Stef Green RVN
Our pets are a huge part of our family and lives; they provide companionship and unconditional love. It is therefore understandable that when they reach the end of their lives, the loss can be difficult to accept. Because of this, we at Yorkshire Vets always do our best to ensure that your pet is respected and looked after when the time comes. Continue reading… “Pet Cremation Services”
This website already provides the basic information about vaccinations and our protocols at Yorkshire Vets, both for Dogs and Cats. This article is going to attempt to explain why we have these protocols, how vaccines work and hopefully explain why it so important to vaccinate your pet.
Yorkshire Vets is a modern, expanding veterinary practice but it is also one of the country’s oldest practices. We trace our roots back in two lines of continuous succession to the very beginnings of the veterinary profession.
If you ask any vet, they will politely tell you that letting your dog play with sticks isn’t a good idea. What we really want to say is that stick injuries aren’t overly common but they can be quite horrendous and sometimes very difficult to resolve. The first stick injury that I saw was as a vet student in Australia. Continue reading… “Don’t let your dog play with sticks…!”
It’s that time of year again when we start seeing heat stress patients and it’s been a bit warmer that normal, so I thought it was time to do an article on the subject. The media has tried to get the message through that dogs shouldn’t be left in cars on hot days; and that message has largely filtered through. So, what else should you be aware of, who is at greatest risk, and what precautions can be taken? Continue reading… “The Dangers of Hot Weather to Dogs”