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Episode 229 - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Help! My Dog is Scared of the Vet

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Released Sat February 13, 2021
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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson talks about a wide range of dog, animal and pet related issues in a fascinating interview based around his book Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets. Through her book, Help! My Dog is Scared of the Vet, Toni Shelbourne is offering help to the many dogs who are afraid of the vet. The DogCast Radio News brings you all the dog related stories you might otherwise miss out on.

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Dr. Ursula Goetz

Mayhew's Head Vet Dr Ursula Goetz giving a vet demo during Open Day.

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Marc Dhumeaux

Marc Dhumeaux treating a dog at Pride Veterinary Centre.
pic credit - Scarsdale Vets.

Vet advice on whether and when to neuter your dog

Here are the top myths that Debs and her colleagues at Scarsdale Vets deal with on a regular basis that you might find surprising:

Scarsdale Vets busts common myths about neutering your pets.

We all think we know about when it is and isn’t right to neuter our pets and the impact it will have, don’t we? Well perhaps not, as Scarsdale Vets launches a campaign this February which allows pet owners to access the correct information surrounding neutering surgery.

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The Bella Moss Foundation's response to It Shouldn't Happen at a Vet's

The BBC recently aired a Panorama program called It Shouldn't Happen at a Vet's. (For the next few days you can see this program here.)

The following is a letter from The Bella Moss Foundation in response to the program:

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Have you thought about you dog's welfare during your holiday?

Here's some great advice from the RCVS about vacation care for your dogs:

Include veterinary care in holiday plans,’ advises the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
If you are holidaying with your pet this summer, remember to find out about the arrangements for out-of-hours emergencies at a local veterinary practice before you go, advises the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). 

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The 10 Commandments of Veterinary Office Visits

By Nancy Kay, DVM

Advice from veterinarian Nancy Kay on how to get thet best from your visits to the vet.

This article first appeared in Bark magazine Sept/Oct 2008 issue.
(http://www.thebark.com/content/septoct-2008-issue-50)

Nancy Kay is the author of Speaking for Spot. (http://www.speakingforspot.com/)

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More Bark for Your Buck

By Nancy Kay, DVM

Today, the human-animal bond is stronger than ever. It seems as though the more tumultuous the world around us becomes, the tighter we cling to our beloved dogs. They soothe us with their predictability and unconditional love, and give in excess of what they receive. Imagine, then, the heartache when it’s necessary to cut back on a dog’s health care because of financial hardship. If you’re feeling the pinch (and who isn’t these days?), here are 10 things you can do to economize while still doing a great job caring for your dog’s health.
This article first appeared in Bark magazine May/June 2009 issue.
(http://www.thebark.com/content/mayjun-2009-issue-54)

Nancy Kay is the author of Speaking for Spot. ( http://www.speakingforspot.com/)

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Second Opinion Etiquette

By Nancy Kay, DVM

When paying a visit to a specialist for a second opinion, here are some suggestions for serving your dog’s best interest as well as maintaining harmony between you and the rest of your dog’s health care team.

Nancy Kay is the author of Speaking for Spot. ( http://www.speakingforspot.com/)

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Speaking for Spot - great new book

I recently interviewed vet and author Nancy Kay about her book Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life. This is a terrific book with lots of information dog owners will find useful. There are issues for you to consider, advice on how to approach visits to the vet, and a fascinating chapter on the latest treatments available for pets. After talking to Nancy, I wish she was my vet. (If my vet is reading this, you're great too.)

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