We know that vets and vet nurses improve the welfare of many brachycephalic dogs on a day-to-day basis through the diagnosis and treatment of problems linked to brachycephaly. To support the profession to take wider action, we’ve developed the #BreedtoBreathe 10-point plan for veterinary practices.
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How many of your clients regularly check their pets’ teeth? Very few people examine their pets’ teeth unless they are carrying out daily homecare, so if they’re anything like the average owner they probably don’t peek in their pet’s mouth very often. If they did, would they know what to look for?
24 Apr 2019 | Companion animals
Megan, a Dogs Trust Canine Carer shares a first-hand account of what it takes to rehabilitate puppies rescued from the horrors of the illegal puppy trade.
As vets, we are in a prime position to promote responsible puppy buying practices. Our clinics are filled with caring, knowledgeable vet and nurse professionals who can educate clients and the public on breed health, canine health testing and buying a puppy responsibly.
The Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme directs puppy buyers towards responsible breeders, but how does this Scheme ensure that its breeders are using the most appropriate health screening for the dogs they breed and what are the benefits of doing so?
Professor Sheila Crispin, Past President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, discusses brachycephalic dogs and the importance of eye testing them.
Dog owner, Annie Wilson, describes what it is like to live with and care for a dog suffering with elbow dysplasia. From major surgery to managing exercise and play, elbow dysplasia can have serious effects on the life of you and your dog
BVA Junior Vice President, Daniella Dos Santos explains why the Canine Health Schemes are relevant for all dogs.
Christopher J. Mannion, a Consultant and Clinical Associate Professor at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, reflects on his ‘One Health’ journey and explains how he discovered the concept through his work on dog bite injuries, and why it is so important to his work.
In a series of blogs, Chief Scrutineer, Dr Jerry V. Davies, will outline the workings of the Canine Health Schemes, how they can help you as a breeder or owner, and how the schemes can provide useful health information for your pet dog.
With the launch of our good practice guidance for the responsible use of pet animals in advertising, Charlotte's thoughts have turned to whether considerations of animal health and welfare in advertising are keeping pace with responsible representations of their human counterparts.
The most obvious career path for veterinary graduates is practice, but there are a number of other options available. Stacey Blease, AWF trustee, tells us about her journey to becoming Head of Learning and Development at the British Veterinary Nursing Association.
Speaking from first-hand experience as a vet on set, BVA Past President, Gudrun Ravetz, explores how the veterinary profession can play a powerful role in advising on the responsible use of animals in advertising.
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