Articles by David Harris BVSc MRCVS

5 Problems vets have been seeing in our pets during lockdown
Behaviour
5 Problems vets have been seeing in our pets during lockdown
In the last year, COVID-19 has pulled normality from under our feet. With nation-wide lockdowns and closed borders altering everything that we took for granted in our lives.  We may lament the fact that we cannot se…
March 23, 2021 • 23 shares
Cause of dog vomiting bug discovered
Dogs
Cause of dog vomiting bug discovered
Early last year, when Covid-19 was still a distant concern to most of us, there was a huge spike in the numbers of dog owners in the UK reporting sudden onset acute vomiting in their pets. The affected dogs were often ha…
March 16, 2021 • 27 shares
When do vets open again for normal service?
News and Comment
When do vets open again for normal service?
For months now, vets have been working under very strict “Covid-secure” guidance. This has meant minimal people in the practice; few or no home visits; and in many cases “kerbside vetting” where the owners stay outside a…
March 9, 2021 • 39 shares
Do antihistamines work for atopy in dogs?
Common Conditions
Do antihistamines work for atopy in dogs?
Hmmm…This is a good question! It’s one as vets, that we often receive from clients. While antihistamines are effective for humans to treat allergies, do they work for dogs in the same way? Unsurprisingly, the answer isn'…
February 20, 2021 • 8 shares
What vaccines does my rabbit really need?
Medicines
What vaccines does my rabbit really need?
With the human Covid vaccination being rolled out, we thought this would be a great time to talk about vaccination for our pets, too! So we’ve assembled a panel of vets from practice, academia and industry, to ask their…
February 17, 2021 • 52 shares
Price of Puppies Double over Lockdown
Dogs
Price of Puppies Double over Lockdown
We’ve talked before about the “Lockdown Puppy” phenomenon - as the country goes into lockdown, so more and more people get puppies. And, of course, a percentage of those purchases were from very poor backgrounds, leading…
February 12, 2021 • 22 shares • 2 comments
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