Being the week before Easter, let's get seasonal!
Richard Grubb, our resident pocket pet expert discusses abscesses in rabbits. Continuing on the Easter theme, Charlotte Farr gives us the low down on chocolate toxicity and finally, I pass on a few hints to make your next veterinary consultation easier.
Not for the squeamish male, Scott Arnold discusses a new product that is injected into the testis of dogs while they are still awake to render them infertile, and Charlotte Farr continues her series on poisonings. This episode she talks trash!!
The weather extremes the world is experiencing at the moment is also affecting pets. We talk to Danielle Papaya who is sizzling in Brisbane, Australia and Scott Arnold who is freezing in Ontario, Canada. Finally we discuss rat bait poisoning with Charlotte Farr in England.
Research in the United Kingdom has shown that veterinarians there are up to four times more likely to commit suicide than the general population and twice as likely than other healthcare professionals. We ask "why is this so?".
Parvo Virus is a highly infectious, often fatal disease of dogs. Scott Arnold gives an overview of this nasty disease.
Illegally imported pets held in less than ideal conditions, suffering from every condition under the sun. Welcome to the Doha pet markets. On a brighter note, guinea pigs make the ideal first pet. Let's find out more about them.
Canine Seasonal Illness is a bit of a mystery disease that is affecting dogs in some parts of England. Charlotte Farr tells us what is known about this condition so far. Staying in England, we talk to our new correspondent, Veterinarian Richard Grubb about some new research that links the type of diet a rabbit eats with dental disease, and finally, we say hello again to Danielle Papaya in Australia and discuss the benefits of puppy classes.
There have been reports of a mysterious disease that has killed dogs recently in Ohio and California. A virus that is called circovirus, which has never been seen in dogs before has been incriminated. We discuss this with veterinarian, Scott Arnold from Ontario.
An insidious disease called Brucella Canis has been found in Sweden recently. Mikki Allaputo talks to us about this disease, and finally, following the tick borne disease theme from a couple of episodes ago, Rachel Stewart, veterinarian from Zimbabwe gives us the low down on a disease with the very descriptive names of Redwater or Billary. The veterinary name is Babesiosis.
Snake bites in dogs are potentially very dangerous. We talk to veterinarian Danielle Papaya in Australia about what to do if your dog is bitten by a snake. In Sweden, only 7% of female dogs are spayed. Vet nurse Mikki Alaputto gives us the Nordic view of "fixing" your dog, and finally we talk to veterinarian Charlotte Farr in the UK again about French Lungworm which may be on the increase in some parts of the world.
• There is a reported increase in the incidence of rabies in Zimbabwe. Could the economic situation there have something to do with this? Veterinarian Rachel Stewart explains.
• False pet passports. This is not a spy story. Charlotte Farr in the UK discusses this worrying phenomena
• Extreme heat, restrictions on the drugs that can be used and pugs being declared a banned breed. Trish Slade tells of life in a vet clinic in Qatar
• And finally, following the heat theme, Scott Arnold calls in from Niagara Ontario with a warning about the heat.