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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5 dog breeds you should know more about before you buy

12-week-old cockapoo is adorable when being professionally groomed

Ben the Vet has made a really nice TikTok video about five dog breeds that people frequently underestimate. What he means is that people who want to buy a dog are sometimes attracted to these five dog breeds mainly because their appearance is so impressive …

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Wolves have bigger brains than dogs but more recent selective breeding has counteracted this

Brain size of dogs

A recent study has come to the conclusion that the domestication of the wolf reduced the brain size of dogs which is understandable because domestic dogs nearly always have everything done for them. They don’t need to face the challenges that wolves have to face. …

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More than 50% of Dobermans suffer from dilated cardiomyopathy

Ben the vet and the Dobermann of which if which more than 50% suffer from a serious heart disease

Ben the vet on TikTok tells us that during his work he saw a Doberman Pinscher drop dead in front of his eyes. He said that it is enough by itself to not adopt a Dobermann (an alternative spelling). He found it traumatic. To an …

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British veterinarian tells the truth about 5 popular dog breeds

Ben the vet criticises 5 dog breeds

Ben the TikTok vet, makes it clear, quite rightly, at the outset that he is providing his personal viewpoint on these five dog breeds. He is playing safe which is fair enough. But when a veterinarian spells out the truth about five dog breeds – …

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Crufts-winning breeder faces jail over dog attack

Margaret Peacock, 69.

NEWS AND OPINION: A Crufts-winning dog breeder faces a possible jail sentence after her Belgian Shepherd mauled a visitor to her home. The attack caused significant blood loss. Margaret Peacock, 69, is shown in the picture by Ben Mitchell arriving at Salisbury Crown Court where …

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Woman bought a £600 ‘purebred’ French bulldog online and received an undershot-jawed mongrel

Undershot jaw mongrel

NEWS AND COMMENT-HUDDERSFIELD: Bethany Cupples bought what she thought was a French bulldog puppy online, on Gumtree. The puppy was for sale at the bargain price of £600. During Covid, French bulldogs have been on sale for £3,000 and perhaps even more. So, no doubt …

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21 genetic diseases inherited by the French bulldog. Are they always in pain?


Some people think that French bulldogs are always in pain. Some experts believe that there should be a ban on breeding French Bulldog and pugs in Australia because they say they live a life of pain. Many of them face breathing and walking problems. It …

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