American veterinarian criticises fellow vets for dog ear crops and tail docks

Dr Mike Petty DVM

Dr. Mike Petty, DVM, is a highly qualified expert on the matter of post-operative animal pain management and pain management in general. He’s written a book about pain management in dogs and he lectures and consults on the topic. He knows what he is talking …

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Eulogy after the death aged 3 of the world’s tallest dog, Zeus, makes me sick

Zeus - world's tallest dog died at 3.

The blindness of humans to what they are doing knows no bounds. The delusional behavior of humans is extraordinary. Humans are so wrapped up in their self-indulgent activities that they just don’t see it or get it. I am referring to the recent death of …

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PETA asks Crufts to ban flat-faced dogs as they ‘can barely breathe’

Pekinese dog, Eric, at Crufts - the winner 2022

NEWS AND OPINION: The pressure is on The Kennel Club and their dog breeders to genuinely change their ways and deal with this flat-faced dog problem. This is a problem which has bedevilled The Kennel Club for many years. And I think the problem has …

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Pugs have the most insatiable appetite of all dog breeds

Pugs are the worst over-eaters

According to a study by the Royal Veterinary College, pugs are 3.1 times more likely than crossbred dogs to be overweight due to overeating. And The Times reports that they have the most insatiable appetite relative to their ability to burn off energy. In short, …

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Norway effectively bans British bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles spaniels

British Bulldog

NEWS AND COMMENT-NORWAY: We know that the British bulldog is selectively bred to extreme to have brachycephalic features, the side effect of which is to create an inherently unhealthy animal that can’t breathe freely. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is also inherently unhealthy for different …

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