Avian flu is in the news again today. I have written an article on this over at VetHelpDirect - read it by clicking here.
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The unnecessary death of the Ebola dog | Vet Help Direct
A dog was euthanased unnecessarily - and an opportunity to help other dogs was missed - in Spain today. To find out more, read my latest article on Vet Help Direct by clicking here.
Pet dentistry: are vets more interested in the health of their patients or the profit in their pockets? | Vet Help Direct
I've written another article on the subject of the type of daily challenge faced by vets when it comes to charging fees for looking after pets.
Debunking myths about “rip-off veterinary fees” | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article about a subject that pains both owners and vets: the high cost of treating pets at vets.
VetHelpDirect blog: sensationalist reporting of TB in cats does not help anyone, least of all cats | Vet Help Direct
Vets have known for many years that cats can get TB, and there has always been a theoretical risk of this being transmitted to humans.
When I interviewed Paul O'Grady last October, it was obvious to me that he's a man with a genuine love of animals.
Marius the giraffe is killed & fed to the lions: how can this be the right thing to do? | Vet Help Direct
“Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe and feeds it to the lions” The headlines are appalling, and the international outcry has been almost as dramatic as if the Danish zoo authorities had fed a human ..
Vet Help Direct Blog: the truth about your dog’s food? Or sensationalist entertainment dressed up as “the truth”? | Vet Help Direct
There are many different types of pet food available, from a variety of sources, and it can be confusing for pet owners.
VetHelpDirect blog: new survey shows that millions of pets suffer because of human negligence | Vet Help Direct
We all like to see ourselves as "good", yet when you add all of us together, as "society", the outcome is often far from "good".
Ireland is living in the past: we are about to make it legal for members of public to dock puppies’ tails. | Vet Help Direct
The puppy pictured above was brought to me for treatment after a botched home-done tail docking job.
The latest madness: want a young version of your elderly dog? Dog clones now available in the UK: only £63K each | Vet Help Direct
An artificially created identical genetic copy of your dog? Would you really consider such a thing?Clones- precise genetic copies of living creatures – used to be the stuff of science fiction.
VetHelpDirect Blog: Pedigree Dogs Exposed five years on – do dogs suffer less than they did in 2008? | Vet Help Direct
It's five years since the BBC documentary, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, was first broadcast.
Animal experiments: numbers are rising while studies show low levels of production of beneficial results | Vet Help Direct
Vivisection - experimenting on live animals - has always been controversial, and after a long absence of media coverage, it has hit the news twice this week.
New study shows that spayed & neutered dogs live for longer and die of different diseases compared to entire dogs | Vet Help Direct
More research has been released on the effect of spaying and neutering on dogs, with the findings suggesting a strong positive effect on longevity. To read my article post on this, click here.
VetHelpDirect blog: “Was I wrong to castrate my dog?” “Could it be a mistake to spay a female dog?” Update on the pros and cons of neutering and spaying | Vet Help Direct
SpayAware is being launched this weekend in Ireland – the aim is to make pet owners aware of the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats to control the massive over production of puppi ..
Protect your dogs: lock up your Easter Eggs | Vet Help Direct
Easter Eggs - and all chocolates -are a real threat to dogs' lives. To find out why, and to find out what you can do to prevent a problem, read my new blog here.
High graduate debt, falling demand for pet health care & corporatisation. The veterinary profession is in trouble…. | Vet Help Direct
I’ve just written an article across on this subject at Vet Help Direct: read it by clicking here ..
When I started to look into this subject, I reckoned that the risk to pets from urban foxes was minimal, but in fact, when you look at the statistics, the risk is small, but tangible.