Archive: Mar 2013

Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
News and Comment
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
With the New Year fireworks about to begin, we assembled a panel to discuss the problems that fireworks post for animals and animal welfare. Joining me (David Harris BVSc PGCert VetEd FHEA MRCVS, from VetHelpDirect) are…
December 31, 2020 • 35 shares • 1 comments
Is It Wrong to Call a Female Dog a ‘Bitch’?
Controversial topics
Is It Wrong to Call a Female Dog a ‘Bitch’?
A veterinary practice is usually quite a civilised place. Receptionists are helpful and polite, the nurses are caring, and the vets work hard. So why does everyone who works at the vets swear in public?! “We’ll book you…
December 30, 2020 • 785 shares
Do dogs like hugs?
Behaviour
Do dogs like hugs?
For the majority of dogs, the answer is no. Dogs do not cuddle, they will usually interpret a hug as restraint or pressure. Most will tolerate a hug but if you observe their body language, they are not comfortable and re…
December 29, 2020 • 84 shares
The Science of Cannabis in Animals
Medicines
The Science of Cannabis in Animals
The medical use of cannabis has become a hot topic in recent years, particularly in human medicine; many people claim that certain molecules derived from the plant, particularly CBD, can help alleviate a number of condit…
December 28, 2020 • 29 shares
Dogs and bones - the truth about canine health and safety
Controversial topics
Dogs and bones - the truth about canine health and safety
We’ve all heard the term ‘give a dog a bone’. Dogs seem very content with a bone but we may ask ourselves, is this safe for them? Animal bones are often fed to dogs as a chew or as part of a raw diet. Bones, especially w…
December 27, 2020 • 419 shares • 6 comments
Why do cats like boxes?
Behaviour
Why do cats like boxes?
A Boxing Day Special from vet blogger Sian! Someone should tell our cats that they live in safe, comfortable homes in the 21st Century. Much of their behaviour harks back to the open plain existence of the African wildca…
December 26, 2020 • 53 shares
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