Controversial topics

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 • 707 shares
Dogs and bones - the truth about canine health and safety
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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 • 414 shares • 6 comments
Painting animals: fun or cruelty?
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Painting animals: fun or cruelty?
For years, a minority of pet owners have courted controversy by electing to dye their pet’s fur, paint their nails, or dress them in outfits or accessories. Now there’s a new craze sweeping the country, the pony painting…
November 4, 2020 • 62 shares
Newsflash: Joint disease risk in dogs neutered early
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Newsflash: Joint disease risk in dogs neutered early
In recent years there’s been a lot of debate as to what the risks and benefits are from neutering. This is especially true of larger breed dogs, and how best to manage them is a perennial debate. The benefits of neuterin…
September 4, 2020 • 239 shares
Grain-Free Food: Is it Good or Bad?
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Grain-Free Food: Is it Good or Bad?
In the first of a new series on “controversial topics”, we asked vet student Joe Dunne to review the evidence on Grain-free foods for dogs, and the potential health issues. Here’s his take on the situation! Pet food manu…
June 23, 2020 • 227 shares • 8 comments
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