There’s been a lot of interest in a post that’s gone viral on Facebook recently, about the alleged dangers of giving dogs ice cubes in hot weather. This has gathered a great deal of interest… but there are some serious problems with it, and in this blog, I’m going to look at them.
For those of you who don’t follow dog-related news, there has recently been a debate in Parliament over whether or not to ban Staffies (Staffordshire Bull Terriers). The mechanism for this was whether or not to add the breed to section one of the Dangerous Dogs Act, along with the Pit Bull, the Japanese Tosa, the Fila Brasileiro and Dogo Argentino. The decision was made not to amend the law to include the Staffie, and I for one am glad - in this blog I’m going to explain why, and why I don't think that breed specific legislation (or BSL) is fit for purpose.
Every year, the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals - PDSA - releases a “state of the nation” report about pet health in the UK. And the 2018 report has now been released! In this blog, we’re going to take a quick look at their key findings, and reflect on what we can all do to make Britain a better place for our pets.