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Episode 212 Vet-AI pet care and Dog Is Love


Released Sat September 28, 2019
Length: 1:16:20
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Dog is Love

If you've ever wondered whether your dog loves you, wonder no more, because Clive Wynne knows the science that backs up the fact that they love you. In this interview, Clive talks about the nature and history of the dog, which he explores in his book Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You.

In a heart warming conversation, Clive reveals the research which provides the evidence for his beliefs, and talks with affection about his own dog. You can find out more about Clive and his book at his website.

I think if there's one thing you can be certain about about your dog, it's that your dog loves you.
 - Clive D. L. Wynne Ph D
Dogs have become these highly, highly social beings, these beings who live to love and be loved, and yet in our lives we shut them up alone for hours on end.
 - Clive D. L. Wynne Ph D


Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were a reliable way to get advice over whether your dog needed to see a vet when they're under the weather? Well, there is one! The Joii app, from Vet-AI offers a symptom checker, as well as reasonably priced access to veterinary advice. Getting authoritative advice without leaving your own home has benefits for owners and dogs too.

Sarah Warren, who is President of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group and RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Dermatology, among other roles, talks to Julie about this exciting new technology. Joii is also making life easier for vets which is great, because did you know that vets are four times as likely to die by suicide compared to the national UK average?

You can find out more about Joii and how to download it at their website.

At the moment there isn't anything between doing a Google search on your pet's problem and going into a veterinary practice and potentially having to pay large fees, so we want to make pet care more affordable and more accessible to people.
 - Sarah Warren

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