RSPC chief executive Rick Smith has announced the organisation is to investigate whether a dog was euthanised because it was suffering from chronic pain and was “naturally stressed”.
“We want to see if there is anything that can be done to alleviate the suffering of this dog,” Mr Smith said.
Dog was “treated like a toy” RSPD vet said ‘no pain relief’ The RSPF also said it was reviewing how veterinarians are trained and trained for dogs with chronic pain. “
The RSPCC would be very keen to look into this and we would certainly take any complaints seriously.”
Dog was “treated like a toy” RSPD vet said ‘no pain relief’ The RSPF also said it was reviewing how veterinarians are trained and trained for dogs with chronic pain.
Dr John Copley, chief veterinary officer at the RSP, said vets were being trained to handle dogs with a range of chronic conditions, including chronic pain, epilepsy and spinal cord injury.
“There are a lot of people with these conditions and it’s quite a complex issue,” Dr Copleys said.
Dr Coughlin said he understood the frustration of many veterinarians, but he said the RPCA had to be more open to suggestions from animal welfare groups.
“What we have to do is say ‘you’ve got this dog, why are you putting it through this?
“It’s a bit of a mess. “
It is a bit frustrating to us that they are doing the work, and we’re not doing the job.”
RSPB says dogs ‘not just toys’ The Australian Humane Association has welcomed the RCA’s new guidelines and said it wanted the RPA to be held to account for failing to take action. “
We’re seeing a lot more dogs with these problems in the public system than we should.”
RSPB says dogs ‘not just toys’ The Australian Humane Association has welcomed the RCA’s new guidelines and said it wanted the RPA to be held to account for failing to take action.
AHA executive director of veterinary practice and services Mark McCauley said: “This new guideline has been welcomed by veterinarians.
It’s a very positive development, as we’re all in agreement that dogs are not just toys.”
They’re people, they’re people’s pets, they can have pain and suffering.
“We’re all concerned about them.”