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A spinal injury after a road accident in a cat: is recovery from paralysis possible?

She was brought in to see me at once: after examining her carefully, I explained to her owners that she had suffered a serious spinal injury. I took a series of  X-ray pictures, to identify the precise nature of her injuries. The first, survey radiograph seemed normal, but when close-…

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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 t…

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