Working dogs are subject to many demands in their line of duty; in this paper the authors explore how an appropriate start in puppyhood can set the stage for a lifetime of activity for this group of dogs.
Our understanding of aging in dogs is making great strides forward; in this paper the authors discuss how to assess if a dog comes into the “frail” category and what we as veterinarians can do to help in this situation.
Science has started to unravel the processes behind aging. In this article Nathalie Dowgray offers a brief overview of what we know so far and what developments may lie ahead for both animals and humans.
Natalie Marks has recently been involved with a project designed to help practices become more friendly for cats and their owners; here she describes how she sets out to enthuse and inspire the veterinary team.
Owners increasingly regard their pet as a family member and expect the best quality of care when they choose a veterinary clinic. Alison Lambert reviews the potential for improving the customer experience for both cats and their carers.