Canine Articles

Common Signs of Pain in Dogs and Cats

Posted on April 26, 2017

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and distressing. Chronic pain can be subtle, and masked as “getting old” or “slowing down.” Age […]

Pets and Amputation

Posted on April 26, 2017

Up until recently, amputations were often approached from the point of view that “The animal has three more legs.” This was often the prevailing view of the not only the surgeon, but also everyone that had a say in their aftercare, including the owner. In more recent years, there have been vast improvements in pain […]

Our Animals, Our Obligations

Posted on April 26, 2017

I hold to a set of well-thought-out guidelines for the treatment of our pets developed by the British Farm Animal Welfare Council. They are called The Five Freedoms and outline the humane treatment of farm animals. It is clear to me that these principles should apply to all animals under our care, not just those […]