“This new animal health and welfare payment is one of the first steps in this process and will reward farmers who take an active role in improving the health and welfare of the animals they keep.” – Rural Affairs Secretary in the Scottish Government Mairi Gougeon
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued helpful advice about pet care over the coming months.
Leading charity the PDSA which provides free and low-cost treatment to pets in need has released more figures on how the rise in the cost of living is affecting pet owners.
“We urge all pet owners to talk to their vet for advice on simple and affordable steps they can take to keep their animals healthy.” Malcolm Morley, British Veterinary Association President
Under the scheme, farmers and crofters who rear cattle and sheep will be able to claim a £250 payment for veterinary health and welfare interventions from this summer.
The Animal Welfare Foundation has produced a pet travel leaflet with more information on dangerous exotic disease
Blue green algae, or cyanobacteria, are a group of bacteria that can contain dangerous toxins which can be harmful and potentially fatal to pets, livestock and birds if ingested even in small quantities.
Veterinary services across Scotland have been magnificent throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent outbreak of Avian flu.
““The report’s recommendations are a welcome step towards positive and much-needed change in fireworks controls in Scotland.”
People keen to have a dachshund as a pet dog after seeing one take the top spot at Crufts on 8th of March, are being advised of the serious health problems this breed can suffer from.