Archive: Sep 2020

Giving medication to pets: a necessary but challenging task
Life as vet - what its like
Giving medication to pets: a necessary but challenging task
Giving medication to pets is not easy. In a typical case of a dog with a skin condition, I may send the owner home with three types of tablets to be given twice daily for ten days. As I write up the final details of the…
March 31, 2016 • 7 shares • 9 comments
A message from the Easter Bunny for owners of pet rabbits
I've often wondered about the oddness of the Easter Bunny. What does a rabbit have to do with Christianity? And why on earth would a rabbit produce eggs? A little internet research was enough to find some answers.
March 26, 2016
News and Comment
Commercial pet food: could insects provide a new form of sustainable ingredients?
The Pet Food Manufacturers Association runs a pet-related seminar every year, often covering novel topics that are interesting to anyone with any connection with the pet world. This year, the topic was “sustainability” -…
March 24, 2016 • 1 shares • 1 comments
Babesiosis - a new arrival to the UK
On 16th March this year, newspapers and news feeds across the UK broke the news that a new "deadly tick-borne disease" had been diagnosed in dogs in Kent. The disease turned out to be babesiosis - a parasite of the red b…
March 21, 2016 • 24 shares • 4 comments
Crufts - the best and worst of the dog world?
Crufts starts today – the World's Largest Dog Show - an annual dog-fest that used to be seen as a "best of British" institution, but which has become controversial in recent years. This year, three different viewpoints h…
March 10, 2016 • 4 shares
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