Veterinary and welfare organisations
- RCVS – Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
The RCVS is the governing body for the veterinary profession, veterinary surgeons and nurses must be registered to be able to practice. The RCVS regulates educational, ethical and clinical standards within the profession.
- BSAVA – British Small Animal Veterinary Association
The BSAVA exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.
- BVA – British Veterinary Association
The BVA provides a voice to the British veterinary profession. In addition they also publish a good range of client handouts for further information on various topics.
- RSPCA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The UK’s largest animal welfare charity. They rescue, rehabilitate and re-home hundreds of thousands of animals each year in England and Wales. They offer advice on caring for all animals and campaign to change laws that will protect them, which they enforce through prosecution.
- Dogs Trust – Shrewsbury
One of the oldest and largest rehoming centres in the area, giving a happy home to thousands of stray and abandoned dogs. They never destroy a healthy dog
- Cats Protection League
(Cats Protection League – Cannock & Burntwood)
Cats Protection has grown to become the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. They now help around 235,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of over 260 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and their homing centre. They also provide neutering assistance, but you will need to contact them directly for more details. Links to both their main site and their most local branch can be found here.
- PDSA – Wolverhampton
PDSA exists to care for the pets of people in need. They provide veterinary services to their sick and injured animals and promote responsible pet ownership. Information regarding eligibility can be read here www.pdsa.org.uk/pdsa-vet-care/eligibility
Companion animal health
- Pet Health Information from the National Organisation of Animal Health
The Pet Health Information website is a “one stop shop” featuring a wealth of animal health information and advice to enable owners and potential owners to make decisions about their pet’s healthcare.
- International Cat Care (formerly Feline Advisor Bureau)
International Cat Care has a vision that “all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding”. Their website provides information about their current projects, and an advice section about health, care, breeding and behaviour of cats.
- Blue Dog Project
The Blue Dog answers all you ever wanted to know about dogs: from having a dog in the family to acquiring a new dog, ensuring good health, or recognising good dog behaviour.
This website provides some very useful information for the owners of dogs and cats suffering with arthritis.
Vidalta® is a medication that has been prescribed by your vet to control your cat’s thyroid condition. The Vidalta® website provides valuable information about hyperthyroidism in cats and also information relating to treatment options. Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact your vet.
Vetmedin® is a medication that has been prescribed by your vet to treat your dog’s heart condition. The Vetmedin® website provides valuable information about this medication but should you have any other queries please do not hesitate to consult your vet.
Caninsulin® is a drug prescribed by the vet to treat diabetes. This website provides lots of information about this disease and guidance on how to help keep it under control.