Category Archives: Medical News

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

Flea Products – The Disambiguation

I often get asked to explain why I recommend some flea products and not others. So today for those who believe all products are the same, I present: “Fleas R Us” – a Play in three acts. Act I –

Flea Products – The Disambiguation

I often get asked to explain why I recommend some flea products and not others. So today for those who believe all products are the same, I present: “Fleas R Us” – a Play in three acts. Act I –

The Easiest Job I Ever Did (Yesterday)

As you all know, I am a house call Vet. I drive around Melbourne seeing pets and their parents and solving the world’s pet problems one at a time. Yesterday I got a frantic phone call from a gentleman in

The Easiest Job I Ever Did (Yesterday)

As you all know, I am a house call Vet. I drive around Melbourne seeing pets and their parents and solving the world’s pet problems one at a time. Yesterday I got a frantic phone call from a gentleman in

Help! The Fruit Bats Are Taking Over!

The other day a friend of my called me in a panic. The fruit bats have taken over the big tree in her back yard and she didn’t know what to do. “It’s intolerable”, she told me “They make a

Help! The Fruit Bats Are Taking Over!

The other day a friend of my called me in a panic. The fruit bats have taken over the big tree in her back yard and she didn’t know what to do. “It’s intolerable”, she told me “They make a

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

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Another Reason Why Cats Are Not Miniature Dogs

New research is arguing that cats see humans as… very large cats: “It turns out cats treat humans as though they were the mama cat. When a cat rubs against you with its tail straight in the air, it is

Another Reason Why Cats Are Not Miniature Dogs

New research is arguing that cats see humans as… very large cats: “It turns out cats treat humans as though they were the mama cat. When a cat rubs against you with its tail straight in the air, it is

More Proof We View Dogs Like We View Ourselves

If you needed more proof that we ascribe human emotions to our dogs, here it is: “Researchers from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences played people recordings of dogs barking and whining, and asked them to assess the canines’ emotional states.

More Proof We View Dogs Like We View Ourselves

If you needed more proof that we ascribe human emotions to our dogs, here it is: “Researchers from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences played people recordings of dogs barking and whining, and asked them to assess the canines’ emotional states.

Dogs Defecate According To Magnetic Field Alignment… And Other Very Important Research

 First of all, I owe you all an apology. As you probably know from reading my articles, I am committed cynic. So when this news article arrived I smelled something fishy: “Dogs can typically smell and hear far better than

Dogs Defecate According To Magnetic Field Alignment… And Other Very Important Research

 First of all, I owe you all an apology. As you probably know from reading my articles, I am committed cynic. So when this news article arrived I smelled something fishy: “Dogs can typically smell and hear far better than