The Vet’s Scrapbook No. 2

“The Vet’s Scrapbook” brings together all the inspirational and wonderful things we’ve seen written about animals over the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy them. John

Cherwell Cats Protection ColonyThis wonderful charity recently took in a colony of around 30 sick cats, and are finding caring for them with their vets in Bicester is getting expensive. Any help you can give would be warmly appreciated.

Cat escapeesSome good advice from the Blue Cross on looking after your cat when travelling or moving house.

Dogs ARE the secret to longevityThis really touched me- a lovely story of a 104 year old man’s love for his dog.

Man revives dying bunny (Video)It seems we get fed an unending stream of bad news, so here’s a real animal lover doing something fab.

Petition to reclassify pet theft as an offence in its own rightAt the moment there is no specific offence in stealing a pet- this petition aims to bring recognition of the immense amount of distress caused when a loved family member is stolen.

Sophie Harden – animal artistSophie’s a local artist and I’ve been really impressed with her work. She draws on inspiration from the local countryside and animals, and is available for commissions.

Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2Another outbreak in Cornwall 🙁 Please ask us about protection if your rabbit’s at risk.

VetCompass- the French BulldogThe Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System (VetCompass) is an international initiative focused on improving companion animal health- in this issue they look at breed health issues affecting the French Bulldog.

Health screening isn’t as obvious as we might thinkWhy don’t we screen more? An interesting look into false positives and false negatives, and why screening may actually cause harm.

UK Veterinary Practices are changingThe corporate world is buying up practices at an every increasing rate, and this job I love is changing. I’m going to come back to this in a future issue to look at the effect this will have on us all as animal lovers.ribe from this list.