Archive: Mar 2013

Cats
Caring for older cats - Part 2 - helping your feline through old age
Did you know that cats age the equivalent of 24 human years in their first 2 years of life? After that, each cat year is about equal to 4 human years. So my 18 year old Maddy cat is the same age as my 88 year old grandmo…
February 25, 2014 • 2 shares • 4 comments
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A vet in Delhi day 7: summary and conclusion
ASHA gave me the opportunity to give a talk to their community health volunteers about rabies I’ve spent my final day in the slum and it’s time to draw it all together and reach some conclusions. What’s…
February 23, 2014 • 8 comments
Dogs
A vet in Delhi - day 6: a selection of photos
I've been busy this evening working through my survey results so that I can give a presentation to ASHA about them tomorrow, so I have not had time to write a blog. But to give a sense of the past day here, I've put toge…
February 21, 2014 • 1 shares • 4 comments
Dogs
A vet visits a Delhi slum day 5 - asking about dogs in the world's biggest motor workshop
When I return to the slum each morning, I'm repeatedly reminded of a type of hell: there is mud, grime, and two other aspects that are difficult to convey via a blog - a strong “workshop” smell (oil, fumes, solvents etc)…
February 20, 2014 • 6 comments
News and Comment
A vet visits a Delhi slum day 4: getting down and dirty with the questionnaire
We are staying in the YWCA close to Delhi city centre, so every morning we are collected by a minibus and dropped at the slum. I was faced with the first shock of the day as soon as I stepped out of the minibus. Most str…
February 19, 2014 • 2 comments
News and Comment
A vet visits a Delhi slum: day three- a different slum, different problems
Today (Monday) was the first official day of our pre-organised slum project: I am one of a team of nine volunteers from Ireland hosted by an inspiring human health/education charity called ASHA. I'm the only vet: the res…
February 18, 2014 • 1 shares • 3 comments
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