Veterinary Medicine

As pet owners increasingly turn to CBD products, do claims match the evidence?

Despite growing popularity, the evidence for CBD efficacy in our pets is still in its infancy – meaning these products should not be used before seeking veterinary attention

The Dangerous Dogs Act, with its emphasis on how a dog looks, is wholly unscientific

The Dangerous Dogs Act was brought in to protect people from dangerous dog breeds, based on aesthetics rather than genetics - and it does more harm than good

Grain-free diets in dogs: a recipe for heartbreak?

Grain-free feeding has grown in popularity in recent years, but few owners are aware of the risk these diets can present to a dog's cardiovascular health

Veterinary Homeopathy: Is the bark worse than the bite?

Once owners have been persuaded to put their faith in alternative treatments like homeopathy, it can be extremely hard for veterinary professionals to change their mind.

The ‘raw feeding’ trend can cause real harm to your pets – and to you

The popularity of 'raw feeding' is often based on misunderstood animal welfare and conspiracy theories around conventional pet foods

Norway banned the breeding of brachycephalic dogs – is it time for other countries to follow suit?

The breeding of brachycephalic dogs like bulldogs and King Charles spaniels results in health problems that should not be ignored or normalised

Medical mistrust: what to do when the evidence isn’t enough

Evidence alone isn't enough to persuade people that their healthcare professionals have their best interests at heart - we also need to actively listen to people's concerns

Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers and alt-med quackery put our pets in harm’s way

Vet Danny Chambers highlights how the aggressive promotion of alternative therapies to prevent and treat animal diseases has become widespread.

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