What makes dogs lame, and how can they be helped?
Why is a lame dog lame? The obvious, but incorrect, answer to the question is 'because it has a sore leg'. The correct answer is more complicated, but also quite obvious when you think about it. Firstly, what is a lamene…
April 27, 2015 • 5 shares • 6 comments
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Ireland is living in the past: it's about to become legal for members of public to dock puppies' tails.
Tail docking is a illogical, nonsensical form of puppy torture, and it looks set to become legal in Ireland.  The procedure is brutal: a pair of scissors, a sharp knife or a tight ring are used to chop off a young puppy'…
November 14, 2013 • 10 shares • 20 comments
Lost in translation – do you know what your cat is really trying to tell you?
‘Miaow!’ One simple word, so many possible meanings. Is she happy? Is she hungry? Is she scared? It’s all in the tone in which it’s delivered. And that’s just the miaow – researchers have documented 19 different vocal pa…
October 4, 2013 • 2 shares
Do you know when your pets are poorly?
It may seem like a silly question, of course you would know when your pets are sick wouldn't you? They share your life, your home and you know them really well, just as you do other members of your family. However, what…
August 22, 2013 • 1 shares
Ask a vet online - Why is my staffy rubbing his bum on carpet after his glands were done? - Anal gland problems in dogs.
Question from Jo Padfield Why is my staffy rubbing his bum on carpet after his glands were done? Answer from Shanika Winters (online vet) Hi Jo and thank you for your question about your dog’s anal glands. I will explain…
August 19, 2013 • 3 shares
The Drugs Don't Work - Or Do They?
Today I put to sleep a lovely old Collie owned by a lovely man. It was definitely the right decision, the dog was really struggling on his legs and had become very depressed and withdrawn. This is a common senario and ve…
July 30, 2013 • 88 shares
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