How do you know if your dog is in pain? Dr. Edward of The Healing Vet has found that more than 50% (!) of the dogs he’s assessed for pain are suffering and hardly any of their owners know it. In this blog post Dr. Edward discusses how dogs express pain with their body language, and he gives us a list of signs to look for—whether it’s acute or chronic pain. In Part 2 of Dogs in Pain, Dr. Edward will discuss treatments for pain—both conventional and holistic. Coming soon!
Most dog owners don’t know when their dog has significant back pain. This is what Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte has found after assessing thousands of dogs. How can you tell if your dog has back pain? In this article he discusses the subtle signs of back pain that many people miss, and how to find a practitioner who can expertly assess your dog, not just in Australia, but wherever you are in the world.Back pain in dogs, Back pain signs & symptoms, Dog Health
Veterinarians need to do more to discourage people from breeding dogs with extremely flat faces. Jessica Perry Hekman, DVM, PhD, compares the recent British Veterinary Association (BVA) position statement on flat-faced dogs, which is quite forward thinking, to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) position, which is weak, at best. “U.S. veterinarians are lacking strong leadership bringing us forward. How can we help to fix these breeds? One step is a new policy from the AVMA, providing real guidance to the veterinarians on the front lines about how to talk to the owners and breeders of brachycephalic dogs.”Boston terrier, boxer, Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS), Brachycephaly, bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, English bulldog, Flat-faced dogs, French bulldog, Pekingese, pug, Shi Tzu, Veterinary medicine
There are an estimated 30,000 street dogs in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. These dogs suffer all manner of diseases as well cruel treatment from humans. Sneha’s Care street dog rescue works daily to protect and help these dogs, and they sterilize as many as they can in order to stop the ongoing suffering that often comes from a life on the streets. In this post Hillary Kloetzli documents a 3-day street dog sterilization campaign by World Vets and Sneha’s Care.
Two professional photographers—Thomas L. Kelly and Thomas-Xavier Christiane—contributed dozens of photos to this post. The photography is outstanding, although some of the images are difficult to take in. Due to the short duration of the sterilization campaign, you will see several dogs packed into crates for transport, as well as dogs being sterilized and having tumors removed.Dogs of Nepal, Sneha's Care, Street dog rescue, street dogs, World Vets