Under the updated policy, which was adopted in November but not reported by the agency until now, healthy dogs , cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and some farm animals are now permitted to be transferred to shelters and sanctuaries after they’ve been used for lab experiments.
A dog owner is so grateful to a veterinary school for saving his pet's life that he is thanking them with a £4.6m ($6m) Super Bowl advert.
Neil Evans, a pet physiologist and professor at the University of Glasgow, said: "While there is a lot of scientific research that has shown that short periods of music can make dogs more relaxed, we have shown that providing dogs with varied auditory enrichment can be used to reduce stress and anxiety over longer periods of time.
Three adorable puppies were cruelly dumped in an alleyway in freezing temperatures just before Christmas (Image: DOGS TRUST) The French Bulldog puppies were left in a crate without food, water or a blanket (Image: DOGS TRUST)“Unfortunately, they are being treated for a very uncomfortable skin condition which will have been developing for some time before they were abandoned, but we are hopeful they will make a full recovery.
Highrise living might not be ideal for most pets, as outdoor access can be difficult and there may be limited space indoors.It’s often assumed that older cats may be a better choice because they’re more sedentary and cats with a previous history of living indoors may also adjust more easily to a new indoor home.
“Many people kept cats during the Victorian period and felt affectionate towards them, but they were still very much seen as utility animals, which kept mice and vermin down,” Hamlett said.
A four-hour operation by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team helped bring the 3-year-old dog named Floyd to safety.A 190-pound mastiff named Floyd needed help from rescue workers after getting injured on a hiking trail in Salt Lake City.
Royal Veterinary College researchers point to misconceptions about how ‘minimal care and handling’ pet rabbits need.Overgrown nails and teeth, gut stasis and dirty backsides – which can result from poor diets and lead to myiasis – were some of the most common conditions found in a study of over 6,000 rabbits taken to vets.
Dogs who live with smokers are 60% more likely to get lung cancer and cats are twice as likely to develop malignant lymphoma (Pictures: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Pets living in smoking households passively smoke more than 3,000 cigarettes a year, a new study has claimed.
Many of our pooches are struggling with depression, anxiety and panic attacks under the radar (Picture: Getty Images)Almost a million British dogs are suffering from mental health disorders, experts have claimed.
However, Prof Daniel Mills, an expert in veterinary behavioural medicine from the University of Lincoln who has previously studied human-cat relationships, said the research has flaws, including that the team did not explore other possible types of bonds and did not repeat their experiments with strangers.
Research by US psychologist Dr Chris Blazina suggests that many men find their relationship and attachment to their dog to be more secure than their closest human relationships.In one nationwide study in the US, men were asked to compare their closest human and animal companion on how secure their bond felt.
A number of the rescue dogs went on to be deployed in other disaster zonesWhile many remember the heroic efforts of rescue workers who rushed to save lives as the World Trade Centre collapsed on September 11, 2001, the stories of hundreds of dogs who helped people are not as well known.
Pet owners, and specifically dog owners, were more likely to report physical activity, diet, and blood glucose at ideal level, and smoking at poor level.Compared with owners of other pets, dog owners were more likely to report physical activity and diet at ideal level.
Cara is a six year old Belgian Malinois who works with her handler as an urban search and rescue dog. Cara experiences different textures and terrain during her training (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)Mick Atwood is Cara’s handler and partner.