March 24, 2017
Comments Off on Crufts; where people go to win and dogs everywhere lose.
This year I broke my 18 year vow never to go back to Crufts. I wanted to see if health was improving, especially on brachy day, but I also went to help the team at Cavaliers are Special. The tireless … Continue reading
March 13, 2017
Comments Off on Saying Goodbye- the ultimate kindness
This is the title of an owner information leaflet I wrote about what to expect when you have to sadly say good-bye to a beloved pet. It occurred to me today that it is also totally appropriate for this homepage … Continue reading
February 10, 2017
Comments Off on Comedy Pets!
Every pet owner will know that at some point (or hundreds of times!) their pets have done something that’s made them fall on the floor with laughter. I bet you’re all thinking right now about a particular occasion or a … Continue reading
January 19, 2017
Comments Off on Thoughts from the Vet Show
I love learning and always have. As vets we are obliged to keep our knowledge up to date and rightly so. Veterinary medicine and surgery change so rapidly with research and changing techniques. No one wants to be the old … Continue reading
November 19, 2016
Comments Off on Time to end Breed Specific Legislation
The Dangerous Dogs Act that came into force in 1991 was and remainis one of the most pointless laws we’ve ever had. Of course some dogs are capable of inflicting more damage than others due to size and strength but … Continue reading
September 22, 2016
Comments Off on Banging my head on the Kennel Club wall.
About ten or eleven years ago I was invited to a meeting at the Kennel Club to see if there was any way we could all start being nice to each other and I could stop saying things like ‘Why … Continue reading
May 13, 2016
Comments Off on A Bit of Fun for Once
I tend to be a bit serious when it comes to work. Over the years I’ve been involved with lots of welfare stuff and seen some sights that have broken my heart. I’ve spent a lot of time ranting about … Continue reading
April 14, 2016
Comments Off on The Kennel Club Loves Dogs? Really?
The Twitter name of the Kennel Club, @KCLovesDogs, must be one of the biggest oxymorons ever thought up. To many, myself included, the Kennel Club seems to love the way deformed dogs look and they love the money they make … Continue reading
March 16, 2016
Comments Off on Sea Lies
A couple of years ago I watched a film called Blackfish which is one of the most heartbreaking films I’ve seen. If you haven’t seen it and especially if you are ever thinking of going to any dolphin or whale … Continue reading
September 18, 2015
Comments Off on Pet Detectives Series- Lift Off!
July saw the release of the first of my new series of books for children; the Pet Detectives Series. The books are aimed at 7-12 year olds and will help the next generation CHANGE THE WORLD! Might sound silly I know … Continue reading