Posts by RSPCA Official

Bring your dogs to work day!

Sid with 3rd best veteran medal at RSPCA Leybourne dog show  © RSPCA

We’re really lucky here at the RSPCA that we’re able to bring our dogs into the office. It makes the working day so much nicer when you can take a break to say hello to someone with a wagging-tail!

And, we know that many other dog owners would love the opportunity to take their dogs to work too. Having your canine companion by your side during the working day can be a real treat for both you and for them!… continue reading ››

Why do my rabbits…?

Diagram of rabbit digestive system © RSPCA

A guest post written by our rabbit behaviour and welfare expert, Dr. Jane Tyson.

There are an estimated 1.5 million pet rabbits in the UK (PDSA PAW Report 2016), but how much do you really know about them?

I’d like to try and explain some of the reasons as to why rabbits behave the way they do. Remember the better we understand our pets, the better placed we are to help keep them happy and healthy!

Why do my rabbits … continue reading ››

Ducklings – When to help them and when to leave them alone

Mallard duckling nested in a persons hand © RSPCA

The sight of a mother duck with her brood of ducklings in tow is one that is synonymous with spring in Britain. Unfortunately, as with any wild animals that share space with humans, they can occasionally get in trouble and may need your help.

Many people get concerned when ducks have nested on a high ledge or balcony. This is not uncommon; in the wild, ducks will often nest up in trees. Ducklings are light with a fluffy down, which … continue reading ››