Please Read these Reasons You Should Adopt a Cat with FIV

When you go to adopt a cat, you might find that one or two have FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). This virus impacts the immune system by depleting the number of white blood cells. There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding FIV, so these cats are often hard to rehome. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider making one part of the family. FIV is Not Easily Transmissible [Read More]

Finding a Good Vet for Your Cat Rescue

If you are starting a new cat rescue, one of the most important members of your support team will be a vet. Cats that come into a rescue have often been in a vulnerable state and can have complex veterinary needs. Here are some things to look for in a rescue-aligned vet.  Availability While you want a vet with a great reputation, you also want a vet that can fit you in quickly if you have an emergency case. [Read More]

An Injection of Calm: How to Calm Your Nervous Dog Before Vaccinations

If you're the owner of a nervous dog, you'll know that no trip to the vet is an easy task.  However your dog reacts to their anxiety, be it through bad behaviour, shivering or having small accidents, it can vastly complicate their appointments - and make you feel guilty in the process.  Unfortunately, vaccinations are of vital importance; they're just one part of dog ownership that cannot be skipped.  As such, you're going to need some strategies to try and assist your dog as you head into the veterinary centre for their inoculations. [Read More]

Understanding Bracken Poisoning In Horses

Horses can be attracted to bracken ferns when the area they graze in doesn't provide sufficient edible plants, and, unfortunately, some horses simply develop a taste for them even when they have a lush grazing pasture available to them. Bracken contains the enzyme thiamase, which is toxic to horses and breaks down vitamin B1 in your horse's body. Horses need this vitamin to maintain healthy cellular respiration, and without sufficient vitamin B1, your horse will develop neurological problems. [Read More]