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All things cat allergy – debunking the myths and a breakthrough in managing allergens



People are allergic to many things… But did you know that as many as 1 in 5 adults have an allergic response to cats? And, that allergies to cats are the most common animal-origin allergies in humans?

Some people will be mildly affected, feeling itchy, snuffly or sneezing; others have severe skin reactions, and a few may even experience a serious asthma attack.

University of Bristol Feline Elective prize giving 2019

Final year veterinary students are celebrating after completing the University of Bristol’s four-week Feline Elective Course, which took place at Langford Vets’ Feline Centre. The students all spent time in the Feline Centre where they attended a variety of seminars with guest speakers and produced a case report on an interesting feline patient they had seen. The students also visited a large Cats Protection shelter to learn first-hand about shelter medicine. 

Feline Hypertension Month

Hypertension is a well-recognised condition in older cats, with an estimated incidence risk of one in five from nine years old. Yet it remains significantly underdiagnosed.

The consequences can be severe, with target organ damage typically affecting the eyes, heart, brain and kidneys. 

Ceva Animal Welfare Awards finalists revealed

Following a record number of nominations for the third consecutive year, Ceva Animal Health has revealed its finalists for the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019.

The awards celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries, who go beyond the call of duty to better the lives of animals around the world. Nominations were submitted by friends, family, clients and colleagues.

5 key benefits of being Cat Friendly

Take a look below to find out why you should start your Cat Friendly Clinic journey.

5 key benefits of being Cat Friendly:

1) Learn about cats and their behaviour with access to detailed and comprehensive resources

  • Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to raise the standards of their care, health and welfare in your clinic
  • Find practical solutions to the problems you face when taking care of your feline patients

2) Reduced stress for cats, clients and veterinary staff

Nominations deadline extended for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019

The nominations deadline has been extended for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019, which celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.

Nominations can now be accepted until Friday 25th January, giving people more time to nominate individuals and organisations which go above and beyond to improve animal health and welfare both in the UK and abroad.

The award categories include: