This week Anna is joined by Dr Jenny McKay who is a Vet and a Vicar. That’s to say Jenny is a Curate and Minister in Secular Employment. Jenny is also an Environmentalist, Activist and Self Confessed Cat Junkie!
We discuss whether she believes that dogs go to heaven, and why since man was born there’s so much evidence of an afterlife, and the hope that we will be reunited with our beloved dogs who have crossed the rainbow bridge.
Vet and Environmentalist Andrew Prentis joins Anna to chat about the excremental rise in dog mess since the pandemic began. Without pointing fingers, it seems that it's the owners of the pandemic puppies who do not understand why it's so important to pick up and bin poop as a responsible owner. We chat about whether a reluctance to pick up is down to some poop’s consistency, as generally overly processed diets can product voluminous soft poop that can be tricky to pick up. In contrast, naturally fed dogs tend to poop firm, easy to bag stools. We touch on the impact to the environment and whether an abundance of the smelly stuff is a public health risk. But as the minority spoils things for the majority, its time to shape up, not least for your dog’s reputation and self respect.
As pesky as biting bugs, even as life threatening as overheating, the insidious grass seed often gets underestimated for inflicting the summertime blues.
Despite looking harmless enough, on close inspection grass seeds are shaped like a dart, about one to two centimetres long, with one end that can penetrate your dog’s outer skin.