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World’s oldest living animal, 184-year-old tortoise named Jonathan – gets his first bath

The world’s oldest living animal is believed to be a 184-year-old giant tortoise named Jonathan, which lives on the British outpost of St Helena and has just been given a clean-up ahead of a Royal visit.

Almost two centuries’ worth of grime was scrubbed off its back using a loofah, a soft […]

April 10th, 2016|

Alabama rot hits the UK – May 2015

Dog owners in Hampshire of all breeds are being warned to be extra vigilant after at least 30 dogs in England have been killed in just 18 months by the flesh-eating disease known as Alabama rot.

Between November 2012 and March 2014 no less than 71 possible cases were reported and […]

April 10th, 2016|

Micro-chipping of dogs becomes compulsory

From April 2016 all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales are now legally required to have been chipped by the time they are eight weeks old or owners could face a fine of up to £500.

If local authorities come across a dog without a microchip, owners will initially have up […]

March 21st, 2016|