Category Archives: Awards

From Portly Pooches to Healthy Hounds – Two Dogs Share UK’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Crown

Two formerly obese dogs have been named joint pet slimmers of the year in 2018’s PDSA Pet Fit Club competition – after both shedding a quarter of their bodyweight – an incredible 18.8kg (equivalent to a Beagle*)! Every year vet … Continue reading

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‘Animal VC’ Celebrates 75th Anniversary

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of the PDSA Dickin Medal* – the animals’ Victoria Cross – vet charity PDSA has, for the first time ever, gathered animal and Armed Forces representatives to commemorate the actions of the Medal’s recipients  … Continue reading

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Posthumous Honour for Australian War Dog

A Military Working Dog who served with the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in Australia has received the animals’ VC for his remarkable actions while on duty in Afghanistan, in 2011. Special Operations Military Working Dog (SOMWD) Kuga was posthumously … Continue reading

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First Police Dog on Scene of Manchester Arena Attack to be Honoured

The British Transport Police Dog who was first on the scene following the devastating terror attack on Manchester Arena, is to be honoured by leading vet charity PDSA. Police Dog (PD) Mojo will receive the PDSA Order of Merit at … Continue reading

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We’re 2nd in Top 10 Online Pet Magazines – Globally!

We’re delighted to be awarded 2nd position in a global league table of top online pet magazines by Feedspot, the global tracker of social influence. The awards were judged by an expert panel, who looked at each blog’s Google reputation, their influence … Continue reading

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New Law Needed to Protect Four-legged Crime Fighters, Says Police Boss

A police boss is backing demands for a new law to make it an offence to attack four-legged crime fighters. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is supporting the campaign for tougher measures to protect service animals, including … Continue reading

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Pets Mag Makes Top 10 of UK Pet Blogs

We’re delighted to be awarded 10th position in a comprehensive list of the Top 20 UK Pet Blogs, by Feedspot, The awards were judged by an expert panel, who looked at each blog’s Google reputation, their influence and popularity on social … Continue reading

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Jack the Border Terrier is Nation’s Top Dog Hero

Beloved rescue Border Terrier ‘Sir Jack Spratticus’ has been announced as the winner of the dog hero competition, Friends for Life, at Crufts 2018. Owned by Vanessa Holbrow, from Burnham on Sea, Somerset, Jack, had been to four homes before … Continue reading

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The London Cat Clinic Wins National Veterinary Practice Design Awards

The London Cat Clinic (www.thelondoncatclinic.co.uk), a new purpose-built, feline-only practice in the heart of the Bermondsey regeneration area of London, has won the nationwide 2017 Practice Design Awards. In addition to winning the category for ‘best conversion’ in the British Veterinary Hospitals Association … Continue reading

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Hero Dog Wins “Animals’ George Cross” for Bravery

A heroic Staffordshire Bull Terrier who saved his family’s lives during a terrible house fire was presented with the “Animals’ George Cross” at a special ceremony in London on Wednesday. Diesel was abandoned tied to a tree at 9 months … Continue reading

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