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REVIEWING 2021 PET POISON STATISTICS FOR BETTER PREVENTION IN 2022

Pet poisoning cases have been on the rise, with the UK Animal PoisonLine reporting 2021 as its busiest year yet, taking 8,000 calls, and the ASPCA American Poison Control Centre (APCC) assisting in 401,550 cases – just two of many examples. The rise in cases is considered pandemic-related, with the spike in new pet ownership …

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CHANGING THE OUTLOOK FOR FLAT-FACED DOGS (THE CHANGE STARTS WITH US)

A recent litter of hairless French Bulldogs bred in the UK has whipped up a flurry of media attention that is raising concerns around “extreme breeding”, in essence, breeding programs that focus on exaggerated conformational changes. Frenchies, and other designer flat-faced (brachycephalic) breeds like the Chinese Pug and English Bulldog, are initially adored for their …

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