Archive: Mar 2013

Veterinary medicines - really a rip-off?
News and Comment
Veterinary medicines - really a rip-off?
Earlier this week, the BBC’s “Watchdog” ran a programme on the costs of veterinary medicines. This is a perennial favourite (some readers may remember the Marsh / Competition Commission reports from the early 2000s where…
November 30, 2018 • 318 shares • 86 comments
My dog's had the L2 but not the L4 - should I upgrade?
News and Comment
My dog's had the L2 but not the L4 - should I upgrade?
This is a really interesting question, and one that a lot of animal owners have been asking. There are also different views by vets - on a quick “straw poll” in our office, we have had three different answers so far! Ult…
November 20, 2018 • 2006 shares • 138 comments
Animal Euthanasia - not just when, but how and why
Life as vet - what its like
Animal Euthanasia - not just when, but how and why
I write this with a very heavy heart. One of my professional colleagues - although I never knew him personally - has just been struck off by our regulator, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). And the biggest…
November 12, 2018 • 1048 shares • 28 comments
Raw food can be good for some pets, but owners should be aware of potential health issues
Cats
Raw food can be good for some pets, but owners should be aware of potential health issues
The feeding of raw meat to pets appeals to many people: there seems to be something pure and natural about it that makes intuitive sense. If you imagine dogs and cats in their natural state, they’d obviously eat raw meat…
November 9, 2018 • 676 shares • 5 comments
Brexit and Pet Travel - URGENT Update for Pet Owners
News and Comment
Brexit and Pet Travel - URGENT Update for Pet Owners
As part of the planning process before Brexit next spring, the government has been releasing a series of “advisory” notices for businesses, professions, and the public. Today (6th November), the APHA (Animal and Plant He…
November 6, 2018 • 4394 shares • 162 comments
Why does my dog have dry, flaky skin?
Dogs
Why does my dog have dry, flaky skin?
Skin is the body’s largest organ, representing 12%–24% of body weight. It has multiple functions: providing a barrier and environmental protection, regulating temperature, producing pigment and vitamin D, and sensation.
November 5, 2018 • 49 shares
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