Cat muzzles: cruel or useful?

It's not unusual to slap a muzzle on a dog if it's being aggressive or not keen on being given an injection, but a muzzle is not part of your average cat's wardrobe. Yet there they are online, by the dozen, in a wide range ...

Experts address burnout and exit from the veterinary profession

Employers and employees must work together to tackle issues of confidence and motivation, as a new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveals day-to-day experiences in the workplace are the biggest drivers ...

Cow simulator to teach vet students

How do you teach vet students where things are in an animal, when they can’t see what they are touching? In the past vet students were taught using cows. Now thanks to a simple and effective training aid, Breed’n ...

Risk factors that predict a dog's fear at the vet

A new study led by researchers from the University of Adelaide has found up to 40 percent of owners report their pet dogs are scared while being examined by a vet while, globally, up to one in seven dogs to show severe or ...

Why your veterinarian may refuse to euthanise your pet

Vets often grapple with the moral dilemma of when a client wants to kill an inconvenient pet. Clients might, for instance, hint that caring for the pet has become too much trouble, or that it interferes with their lifestyle ...

Improving the way vets care for animals and people

Veterinarians, pet owners and breeders often have preconceived notions about each other, but by investigating these biases, experts at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine hope to improve both human communication ...

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