Lower your stress levels over Christmas

How? Well going to bed at 9pm on Christmas Eve and not getting up until Boxing Day might work, but let’s face it – your husband / wife / kids / dogs / cats / horses / inlaws [delete as appropriate] aren’t going to let that happen! Having taken the emergency phone over Christmas many times, I can honestly say …

Why some lumps matter and others don’t (warning: gory pictures!)

I often get asked if I can tell what a lump is just from a hands-on examination. There’s no certainty in life but in most cases we can get a good idea what’s going on, and classify them into high, medium and low risk. Soft “domed” lumps under the skin on older dogs, usually carrying some middle aged spread, can …