Myth 33: Rabbits are easy pets

If there’s one thing that always makes me sad it’s ‘hard rubbish’ time. I ride my pushbike to work past the unwanted gear piled up on the kerbside and it gets an animal lover down.old rabbit hutch

It’s not the waste or mess that bothers me; it’s something common and very specific that we vets don’t usually get to see. These things.
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Myth 29: The runt of the litter

Runt. What a powerful word. It instantly brings to mind images of poor, sickly puppies destined to never be as healthy as their brothers and sisters.runt? moi?

What if the whole idea of the runt of the litter is a myth?  Well that’s what I think, anyway. My 20 years tell me you can take home the smaller puppies without having poorer health, as long as you follow a few basic rules… Read more

Myth 28: You can’t bath a dog very often

dog being bathed

By Ronald Keith Monro, Atherton, Qld. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“I thought you can’t bath a dog more than once a month”. We hear this almost every day when we tell someone how the right bathing strategy can help their dog’s skin (read how to bath dogs later). This has to be the most common and widely held myth of all and it deprives dogs of a great way to soothe their itchy skin. However, there is an element of truth to it. Read more