google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Book from Welfare Campaigner Emma Milne Aims to Help Owners Prioritise Health over Breed - Vetpol Community

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Book from Welfare Campaigner Emma Milne Aims to Help Owners Prioritise Health over Breed

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Book from Welfare Campaigner Emma Milne Aims to Help Owners Prioritise Health over Breed

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Picking a Pedigree.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	412.3 KB
ID:	47879
    Vet and welfare campaigner Emma Milne has published ‘Picking a Pedigree?’ a book which gives prospective pet owners the science-based information they need to make an informed choice when choosing a new pet.

    Despite the congenital health problems suffered by many popular breeds of dogs and cats becoming more well-known, brachycephalic dogs, including pugs and French bulldogs, and ‘designer’ cats, including hairless cats and munchkin cats continue to grow in popularity. To help owners understand the implications of selecting some pedigree breeds, Emma Milne’s book guides them through the evolutionary background of dogs and cats and describes the typical inherited diseases and deformities attributed to certain breeds. These include breathing problems, excessive hair, heart disease, skin problems and back problems. The book concludes with practical advice to help owners buy a healthy puppy or kitten and to avoid the risk of supporting puppy farms.

    Emma Milne explains: “I’ve been campaigning on this issue for twenty years and, if anything the conformational issues and inherited disease problems in dogs and cats, are getting worse with some breeders striving for ever more extreme body shapes.

    “Selecting a pet with inherited defects can cost thousands in vet bills and cause anguish for family members. It also creates a relinquishment problem for animal shelters as they have to take in abandoned pets with health problems. While awareness is certainly increasing, too often prospective pet owners are still unaware of the health implications of the pet they are buying and it is difficult for my veterinary colleagues to criticise the choice of a client’s puppy or kitten once it has been bought. All too often though they are left to pick up the pieces.”

    She continued: “Education is the key. It is vital that prospective owners understand why different body shapes could be detrimental to health and how far removed from nature some of our breeds now are. If we can encourage them to stop choosing the quirky extremes in some breeds, demand for them will soon fall. My message is simple – we should all prioritise health and temperament way above what animals look like.

    “I hope that responsible prospective pet owners will find Picking a Pedigree? an enlightening read and that it will inform their choice of a new family member. I also hope that it will be a useful resource for vets and nurses to be able to recommend to reinforce their pre-purchase advice.”

    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Categories

    Collapse

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Night RVN required at Milford Vet Hospital - Surrey
      by IVC
      We are recruiting for a night-time RVN at our award winning hospital in Surrey, for 4 twelve hour shifts (48 hours) Monday to Thursday. We will consider a job share arrangement should applicants wish to work fewer shifts. There is opportunity to sleep during quiet periods.

      We are a friendly RCVS accredited small animal hospital with our own dedicated out-of-hours service. We work to extremely high standards of patient care, with separate cat and dog wards, in-house laboratory and laparoscopic...
      Today, 02:18 PM
    • Vet required for Maternity Cover at White Cross Vets - St Helens
      by IVC
      Full time Veterinary Surgeon needed for a maternity contract at our fantastic practice in St Helens. Practices that truly look after their team members are hard to come by. That's where White Cross Vets stand out.

      Our super St Helens team are looking for a veterinary surgeon to join them - check out the practice and meet the team here https://www.whitecrossvets.co.uk/our...ies/st-helens/

      SPVS Wellbeing Award Winners 2017 and 2018, Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work...
      Today, 01:45 PM
    • RVN required at Natures Vets - Bath
      by IVC
      Exciting new role for a confident and self-motivated Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our small animal practices in Bath.

      Our surgeries in Paulton and Radstock possess a full range of surgical and diagnostic facilities. This role will involve working between both branches, with no OOH.

      We will accept both part time and full time applications. CPD is encouraged and funded and we offer a competitive salary, exclusive company discounts, reward schemes and career development....
      Today, 01:00 PM
    • Vet required at Hook Vets - Hampshire
      by IVC
      As we are growing, an exciting opportunity has become available for a Vet to join our well established and very supportive local practice in Hook, Hampshire.

      The practice is located in a small town in Hampshire, but with excellent road and rail links. We are situated within 5 mins drive of M3 J5, and a 3 minute walk from Hook station, which is on the mainline to London Waterloo/Southampton Central.

      We are seeking a candidate to join this friendly and enthusiastic team...
      Today, 12:28 PM
    • Vet required at Celyn Vets - Holywell, Flintshire
      by IVC
      Do you want to be appreciated? Work sensible hours and with lovely clients? Would you like the opportunity to learn and develop your career within the veterinary industry? If so we have just the role for you!

      We are looking for a full or part time Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Holywell and work alongside the Clinical Director, also a Medicine Certificate holder, and help us further develop the practice further.

      We are looking for someone who is committed to high...
      Today, 09:47 AM
    • MSD Animal Health’s Big Flea Project Launches Practice Resources
      by Kristina Kisbee


      MSD Animal Health’s Big Flea Project has launched a range of practice resources in preparation for the national media launch of the Project’s research results on 7th May. The results of its sister project, the Big Tick Project, has previously attracted national broadcast and print coverage, building awareness amongst pet owners and encouraging them into veterinary practices. The Big Flea Project results will be announced by Professor Richard Wall, University of Bristol and Springwatch’s...
      Today, 07:07 AM
    Working...
    X