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Thursday, January 19, 2017


Are we being conned when we buy our petfoods?

A class action lawsuit recently bought in the US is testing the law in this regard and covers these specific products:

  • Hill’s Prescription Diet

  • Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets

  • Royal Canin Veterinary Diet

  • Iams Veterinary Fo...

Saturday, January 14, 2017


In the course of research for an article on dog food, I came across this piece by Susan Thixton, petcare advocate, author and blogger on TruthAboutPetFood website. Information on the site is backed-up by Dr Cathy Alinovi DVM and Dr Michael W Fox DVM - both practising veterinary doctors...

Friday, January 13, 2017


Our dogs cannot talk, but they can communicate and do so very well if we just pay attention to their body language and behaviour. But we must take the clues in context, as licking of lips for example, can indicate stress or can mean 'treat please human'.

To be able to successfully tell...

Sunday, January 8, 2017


In November 2000, a study was published by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan and entitled 'Hematologic changes associated with the appearance of eccentrocytes after intragastric administration of...

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Often, when we take our dogs to the groomers, they include a nail-trimming in the session, or alternatively, we have the vet do it during either a regular visit or booked as a specific nail-trimming appointment. But just how easy is it to do yourself?

Using these precautionary notes and...

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Hoping you have survived the festivities, received presents that you had wished for and although it is lovely to have been invaded by the family, in-laws and out-laws, have now been left to wind-down and enjoy the briefest moment of solitude, until you suddenly realise that the last 2...

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