Wild cats eat raw meat. So do free living dogs.
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Puppy farms: the UK has taken action. What about Ireland now? | Vet Help Direct
Please read and share my latest blog post on the new anti-puppy farm laws just announced in the UK over at VetHelpDirect.
Anyone who knows animals knows that they are as sentient as humans in many ways, and it’s crucial that this fact underlies legislation on animal welfare.
Pet sitting in a French chateau with Trusted House Sitters | Vet Help Direct
I’ve written before about TrustedHouseSitters – a novel, inexpensive way of creating value for two groups of people; Animal lovers looking for an inexpensive holiday Pet and property owner ..
Antibiotic resistance: A problem for pets as much as people | Newstalk, The Telegraph, Vet Help Direct
Everyone has heard of "Superbugs", but the scale of the threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria is still not widely appreciated.
It’s time to stop Pugs and Bulldogs from choking | Vet Help Direct
Pugs and other short-nosed dogs often struggle to breathe, especially in warm weather.
Giving medication to pets: how is it for you? | Vet Help Direct
Giving medication to pets is not always easy: compliance with your vet's instructions can be challenging.
The opportunity of the Easter Bunny being around is a good time to send out messages about good care of pet rabbits.
Sustainable pet food: would you let your dog or cat eat insects? | Vet Help Direct
The pet food industry is one of the biggest businesses linked with our pets.
The BBC Radio 4 programme: should something be done about vets exploiting owners’ emotions? | Vet Help Direct
Yesterday the BBC's Today programme weighed in to the debate on vets' fees. One of the presenters, Evan Davis, brought his whippet, Mr Whippy, into the studio, and a discussion on vets’ fees followed.
In the UK, when is a “veterinary nurse” not a veterinary nurse? | Vet Help Direct
When is a veterinary nurse not a veterinary nurse?The blog was written for the UK situation where veterinary nurses are actively campaigning for change. The situation in Ireland is far better.
Useful resources for dental care in pets | Vet Help Direct
Dental care in pets is one of the more neglected aspects of pet ownership, often because people just don't know the right thing to do.
Wikivet – the definitive online encyclopaedia of veterinary knowledge | Vet Help Direct, Wikivet
One of the challenges for all those involved in animal care - vets, veterinary nurses and members of the public - is to find reliable, up-to-date sources of information on the internet.
I live in Ireland, and one remarkable difference between this country and the UK is the different attitude to badger culling.
Grazia magazine: good for fashion news and beauty tips, bad for advice on breeding animals | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article about the recent foray of Grazia magazine into dodgy advice on earning cash via breeding animals as a casual home business.
Zoopharmacognacy: should unqualified people be allowed to broadcast advice on medical care of pets? | Vet Help Direct
At the 2015 Hay Festival, a practitioner of zoopharmacognacy, Caroling Ingraham, recommended that an arthritic cat should be taken off the pain relief recommended by her vet, and instead allowed to ..
Why do vets charge so much to spay a bitch & can they charge less? | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article on the tricky issue of the fees that vets charge to spay a bitch.