Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

Our London veterinary director discusses RSPCA misconceptions

Caroline Allen holding a cat © RSPCA

Caroline Allen is our London veterinary director, successfully managing our veterinary provisions at two hospitals – Putney and Harmsworth – and two clinics – Edmonton and Southall.

Prior to joining us, Caroline worked at private practices for 18 years, as a veterinary surgeon and clinical director. Caroline is also a valued Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council member.

It takes police and vet involvement before we can take action

I’m delighted to have worked with the RSPCA team for … continue reading ››

Intelligent, affectionate and terrific at tricks: can you guess which animal we’re describing?

Question mark on chalkboard

At the RSPCA we care about all animals, and we’re always learning more about their amazing capabilities and rich emotional lives.

For example, can you guess which animals:

  • ‘laugh’ when they play, or when they are tickled
  • sympathise with other animals of their own species who are in distress (and would rather help them than receive a food reward)
  • can count up to four
  • can learn tricks, including coming when called, playing basketball and ‘fetch’
  • become anxious and depressed if
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How dogs know what we’re feeling

Dog with his tongue out smiling © RSPCA

If you’re someone who prefers to keep your emotional state secret from everyone, then steer clear of your dog!

Four reasons your dog knows you better than you realise

It’s being proven that dogs are just too skilled at sensing and interpreting how we’re feeling to be duped. Here’s why…

Dogs can recognise emotions in people’s facial expressions

They’re able to tell emotional facial expressions from neutral expressions, and happy faces from angry ones – just from photos of faces.… continue reading ››