This page contains links to websites containing advice and guidance on a wide range of different issues related to your pet's 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.

Did you know where you live and your local environment directly affects the types of parasites to which your pet is exposed? Are you aware of the different risks lurking in the park or in your garden? Make sure you know all you need to know about the jungle on your doorstep!

Since 2015 microchipping has been compulsory for all dogs in the UK. Microchipping is now acknowledged to be the most acceptable form of permanent identification available for companion animals and horses. It is permanent, tamperproof, reliable and painless. idENTICHIP is the original UK microchip and is acknowledged to be the clear market leader for use in companion animals and horses.


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.

The APBC is an international network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors who work on referral from veterinary surgeons to treat behaviour problems in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and other pets.  APBC members are able to offer the time and expertise necessary to investigate the causes of unwanted behaviour in pets, and outline practical treatment plans that are suitable for their clients’ circumstances.

Grieving for the loss of a pet, whether through death, parting, or enforced separation, can be a sad and difficult experience. Our Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS), run jointly with The Blue Cross, is able to help you through this traumatic time.

We understand how quickly your furry friends grow and how important it is to have a beautiful keepsake that captures those special moments. Choose from a wide range of pendants, charms, keyrings and cufflinks in 99.9% pure polished silver with the option of 24ct gold detailing. Each piece is individually commissioned, handmade and unique, creating the perfect gift for every occasion.

We offer small animal boarding for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Mice and Hamsters etc. in quality accommodation in the Swindon area. My aim is to make sure your pets enjoy their holidays as much as you enjoy yours. We have a fully enclosed brick built, double-glazed, well ventilated, secure accommodation with lighting, heating and fans (depending on weather).

Awareness Charities and Campaigns

International Cat Care is a charity dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of cats through improved feline knowledge, to help us all care better for our cats.

This is your first step to understanding all of your cat’s needs and becoming a responsible and respectful cat owner. The programme shares the knowledge of a panel of like-minded experts to inform, educate and inspire cat owners. Awards consist of a number of modules and are available in Bronze, Silver and Gold. Every cat deserves a catwyse owner!

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) was created as an annual event, where rabbit experts such as vets, pet retailers, welfare charities and manufacturers work together during a dedicated week to educate the pet owning public about proper rabbit care and welfare. During the RAW week thousands of vets and practices across the UK offer free health clinics for local rabbits and their owners.

Pet Theft Awareness Week has been organised to raise awareness of the growing trend of pet theft in the UK. It is a non-profit organisation with the aim of helping people take actions which could stop it happening to them.

Pets As Therapy is a unique national charity that provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues by volunteers with their own friendly, temperament-tested and vaccinated dogs and cats.

Veterinary Associations



As the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), we register veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to practise in the UK, and regulate their educational, ethical and clinical standards. Our aim is to safeguard the health and welfare of animals under veterinary care, protect the interests of those dependent on animals and assure public health.



The BSAVA is a membership association specifically for companion animal vets and nurses. The Association runs the largest annual small animal Congress in the world, publishes veterinary manuals and journals, and offers its members a raft of exclusive benefits.



The aim of the British Veterinary Nursing Association is to promote animal health and welfare through the ongoing development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing.