Ethics/WelfareAnti-brachycephaly laws are beginning to crop up in other countries. However, health issue are not limited to brachycephalic breeds. What do veterinarians, the best advocates for pets, need to do to have their voices heard and included in these legislative decisions?
Ethics/WelfareVeterinarians have an ethical obligation to their patients and companion animals as a whole. Should we follow international suit and support breed bans or keep pushing for scientifically driven positive breeding programs?
Ethics/WelfareIt is veterinarians' sole purpose to ensure the wellbeing of pets, but what if you suspect intentional abuse? Do you feel protected in reporting suspected animal abuse?
Ethics/WelfareIsn’t it time for the veterinary profession to acknowledge that animal cruelty encompasses much more than physical abuse alone?
Ethics/WelfareAnimal abuse is more than just a professional concern for veterinarians; it is a crime.
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After New York State banned declawing of cats, we asked our Facebook fans if they agreed or disagreed.
“Sadly, many communities still opt to do nothing to control populations of community cats or use outdated, ineffective methods — such as sporadic trapping and removal,” says one of the study’s coauthors.
We asked our Facebook users, ”Have you ever suspected a pet parent of obtaining opioids for his or her pet so he or she can use the painkillers themselves?