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    Why hasn’t the Dangerous Dogs Act stopped “dog attacks”?

    The bottom line is that the DDA was never intended to prevent any and all dog attacks, or injuries to people caused by dogs. There are a number of reasons for this, but primarily the law was passed to protect the public from certain types of dog, and to allow the police to prosecute people who let their dogs attack a person. The effectiveness of this law has been widely questioned, not least by vets, the RSPCA and many animal owners, who have argued that it was an overreaction. However, some campaigners and victims of dog bites maintain it needs to be made stronger and stricter.
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    5 things to think about when training rhinos (if you don’t have a rhino a dog will do just fine…)

    Okay, so training a rhino is something that only a few people get to do. However, working close quarters with any animal can be enormously rewarding, especially when you achieve something together. Positive reinforcement training is the primary method used by professional animal trainers to work with their charges and it is a fantastic way to enrich an animal’s life and reduce potential stress.
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    Best UK Vets 2017 – Awards Ceremony!

    A quick update for everyone on the Best UK Vets 2017 Award - earlier this week, we held the Awards Ceremony for Penmellyn Vets’ St Columb Major clinic. The practice had gathered nearly 900 excellent reviews in the previous 12 months, and easily came out on top to win the overall Award! To recognise excellence in veterinary customer service, Susie Samuel (founder of VetHelpDirect, who sponsor the Awards) made the long journey down to Penmellyn in Cornwall. Despite the weather, she and some of our team were able to be there to present Penmellyn with a trophy, certificate and a specially commissioned cake.
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    General anaesthesia: an essential part of a vet’s tool kit

    A general anaesthetic is one of the key tools of a veterinary surgeon. So many anaesthetics are carried out in a typical vet clinic that it is easy to take the procedure for granted.
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    Best UK Vet Awards 2017 – the Results are In!

    You may have seen quite a bit about the Best UK Vets Awards recently (especially if you follow our Facebook page!). What are the Best UK Vet Awards? It is vital for people to know which businesses offer the best customer service - and when we’re entrusting the health of our pets to them, it’s doubly important. So, we sponsor these Awards, which are now in their fifth year. The way it works is very simple:
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