Author Archive: Ian J Seath

How long will my dog live? Longevity Study – my October 2018 “Best of Health” article

How long will my dog live? It seems a long time ago, but in 2014 the KC ran its pedigree dogs breed health survey with an online survey that attracted just under 50,000 responses. Among these were 5663 reports of dogs that had died. Now, that set of mortality data has been analysed and published …

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The Friday Essay – Our Dogs 26/10/18

How Team GB Cycling would increase dog show entries What can we learn from Team GB Cycling that could be applied to the “problem of declining dog show entries”? Team GB won 6 cycling gold medals at Rio 2016 and that was twice as many as their nearest rival. Before Chris Boardman’s gold at the …

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Hoopers – “agility” suitable for Dachshunds

I am grateful to Anna Richardson for sharing this article with me. (PDF: DACHSHUND-HOOPERS-article)

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The Dangerous Dogs Act – no evidence that it is successful!

The recent Select Committee Report on dangerous dogs says: “We were concerned to hear that the Government considered the Dangerous Dogs Act to be successful on the grounds that it was impossible to tell how many attacks would have occurred without the law. This is not convincing”. Yet another example of policy-making and legislation that is not …

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Hamilton Specialist Referrals High Wycombe Open Day

Sue went to the Open Day hosted by Hamilton Specialist Referrals who have recently opened a state-of-the art referral hospital in High Wycombe. You may have seen Michael Hamilton and his wife Clare on TV’s “Vet on the Hill”. Michael is Clinical Director and Clare is Managing Director. This multi-million pound hospital is the first …

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