Category Archives: Animal Welfare

Future Of Cannabis In The Veterinary Industry

‘Will this help my cat?’ a customer asked showing me a newly ordered bottle of cannabis oil. ‘Doesn’t hurt to try but don’t get your hopes up.’ I answered. That’s the short answer. The long answer is a little more

Future Of Cannabis In The Veterinary Industry

‘Will this help my cat?’ a customer asked showing me a newly ordered bottle of cannabis oil. ‘Doesn’t hurt to try but don’t get your hopes up.’ I answered. That’s the short answer. The long answer is a little more

Science Needs To Do More To Earn A Seat At The Public Policy Table

I was reading an article the other day about the emergence in Spain of the previously unknown Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus. In 2016 in Spain this virus killed two people – one was bitten by an infected mosquito, the other

Science Needs To Do More To Earn A Seat At The Public Policy Table

I was reading an article the other day about the emergence in Spain of the previously unknown Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus. In 2016 in Spain this virus killed two people – one was bitten by an infected mosquito, the other

City Terrorized By Packs Of Wild-Roaming Chihuahuas!

This, I must say is one headline I never expected to come out of my blog. But yes, it’s true – Maryvale is a city in Mexico (where else) where wild chihuahuas are terrorizing the residents: “Frank Garcia has also

City Terrorized By Packs Of Wild-Roaming Chihuahuas!

This, I must say is one headline I never expected to come out of my blog. But yes, it’s true – Maryvale is a city in Mexico (where else) where wild chihuahuas are terrorizing the residents: “Frank Garcia has also

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

DogVacay – Consider The Dangers!

Helen is a distraught reader who sent me a harrowing account of her experience as a DogVacay dog minder. Here is an exert:  “…On the way home from the lady who “couldn’t” watch the dog anymore, Sunday the dog puked

DogVacay – Consider The Dangers!

Helen is a distraught reader who sent me a harrowing account of her experience as a DogVacay dog minder. Here is an exert:  “…On the way home from the lady who “couldn’t” watch the dog anymore, Sunday the dog puked

Beware of the Dog Burglar!

Police have apprehended a burglar who stole a prize-winning French Bulldog and 15 puppies:  “Police said on Saturday 29-year old Vigil Philip Birch was in custody, charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. The dogs went missing on

Beware of the Dog Burglar!

Police have apprehended a burglar who stole a prize-winning French Bulldog and 15 puppies:  “Police said on Saturday 29-year old Vigil Philip Birch was in custody, charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. The dogs went missing on

Does Berlin Need A Dog Restaurant? Of Course It Does!

An eatery with a difference opened in Berlin this year – it caters exclusively for dogs: “Business owner David Spanier, 31, had the idea for the doggy deli after finding his own canine friend could not digest pet food from

Does Berlin Need A Dog Restaurant? Of Course It Does!

An eatery with a difference opened in Berlin this year – it caters exclusively for dogs: “Business owner David Spanier, 31, had the idea for the doggy deli after finding his own canine friend could not digest pet food from

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

How Robert Pattinson Saved His Dog From Certain Death

This week my appreciation of Robert Pattinson has increased by 200%. I have long imagined that his dog, Bear would be having a pretty good life. I didn’t know how close Bear came to certain death: “He was in a

How Robert Pattinson Saved His Dog From Certain Death

This week my appreciation of Robert Pattinson has increased by 200%. I have long imagined that his dog, Bear would be having a pretty good life. I didn’t know how close Bear came to certain death: “He was in a

Is Adopting A Dog Together The New Equivalent Of Marriage?

Marriage is out of favor these days. I don’t need to tell you that. The new generation has worked out that tying the knot is so 2000, and at any rate, who need to be stuck in a rut if you can

Is Adopting A Dog Together The New Equivalent Of Marriage?

Marriage is out of favor these days. I don’t need to tell you that. The new generation has worked out that tying the knot is so 2000, and at any rate, who need to be stuck in a rut if you can