April is National Pet Month - a time to celebrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership.
It’s National Equestrian Safety Day on the 25th of March, so we’ve pulled together the charity’s top equine safety tips!
Above, you'll see French bulldog Boss, who needed help from Blue Cross for skin problems. He is pictured on his fourth visit to our vets when he was only nine months old. A horrified veterinary profession has caused Frenchies and Pugs to make the headlines. As these breeds soar in popularity, vets have become increasingly concerned about their welfare, and the British Veterinary Association has voiced its concerns about suffering in these breeds. Flat-faced cats, such as Persians, and even Lionhead rabbits, are en vogue now, too.
Chickens are now the sixth most popular pet, and re‐homed commercial hens (ex-bats) are the ideal starter hen for first‐time hen keepers. Ex‐bats do, however, have their own specific issues, and sometimes knowing what is normal can help to establish the severity of a presenting condition. Our friends from the BHWT have put together a helpful guide to common illnesses of pet hens to help you along!