Archive: Mar 2013

Dogs
Ask a vet online - my dog has skin allergies, how do I help?
Question from Leona Poppleton: my dog has skin allergies and so gets very dry skin and sometimes scabs that look quite painful is there anything that I can get or do to help this? Answer: Scabby Skin Hi Leona, thanks for…
June 26, 2015 • 4 shares • 16 comments
News and Comment
Communicating with pets: body language versus speaking English
One of the biggest challenges for vets is our lack of ability to have conversations with our patients. This isn’t always a huge problem: for example, if a dog has a broken leg, or a cat has an abscess, the problem is ver…
June 22, 2015
Cats
The BBC is wrong to allow an unqualified person to recommend unproven treatments to animals
The Hay Festival is not a place where you might expect to learn about the treatment of animals: it's an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, for ten days at the end of May every year. Caroline Ing…
June 11, 2015 • 11 shares • 10 comments
Cats
Do vets charge too much for bitch spays?
As part of my work as a "media vet", I'm a strong advocate for spaying and neutering pets as the best way to control the problem of pet overpopulation. Accidental pregnancies still account for a high number of unwanted p…
June 5, 2015 • 3 shares • 4 comments
Dogs
Ask a vet online- 'My dog has dandruff . Could it be his diet ?'
Question from Andi Jane William: My dog has dandruff . Could it be his diet . What is best to feed him . He is a 7 year old border collie Answer by Shanika Winters: Hi, thanks for your question regarding your border coll…
June 1, 2015 • 2 shares • 1 comments
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