Tuesday , 12 December 2017

From a Vet’s Point of View (blog)

Special Contributor, Dr. James Rassi: Will Quebec ban declawing?

Special to Montreal Dog Blog – Dr. James Rassi  There’s a renewed sense of optimism throughout the veterinary profession in Quebec that our treatment of animals is on track to finally get in line with other veterinary circles around the world. The keyword being just that: optimism. Whenever I’ve asked anyone: veterinary medicine professionals, client, friends, family; the outright census was …

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From a Vet’s Point of View: Shelter vs Puppy Mill

(cover photo is copyright (c) 2009 Brett McBain and made available under a Creative Commons Attribution) Christina Nosotti is a local veterinarian and a contributor to MDB.  An opinion piece she wrote was recently published in the Gazette – but edited for space. Below is the piece in its entirety:  It’s not so black and white. There is much debate over whether to …

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From A Vet’s Point of View: Shelter Medicine

by MDB Blogger and veterinarian, Dr. Christina Nosotti  Volunteering in shelters is what sparked my passion to pursue my dream of becoming a vet. For as long as I can remember, I have loved animals. As a child, I used to visit the local SPCA and would just long to bring them all home. In my late teens, I started …

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Christina Nosotti: Where Do We Go From Here?

Wouldn’t we all love to see the day when shelters and rescues are not needed anymore, or at the very least, not overflowing? The opposite would be very alarming. In order to succeed though, we all need to work together to improve the situation which, at the moment, is unacceptable at many levels.  Right now, at the shelter and rescue …

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Christina Nosotti: Response to comments

  The article I commented on, from my point of view, is an example of “how not to do things” and so I did take a very critical position on the questionable practices described by the author. Keep in mind, that her story is not unique at all and I simply used it as an example.  However, there are really …

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Let’s Raise The Standards On All Fronts

The opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Montreal Dog Blog or its individual bloggers.  However, we feel presenting all rational sides of important animal issues can further deeper discussion, education and improvement of animal welfare. Ultimately, our collective end goal remains the same: betterment of animal treatment – not only in Quebec, …

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