Rat flea confirmed in DNA testing of human skeletons as cause of the 1665 Great Plague of London

Archeologists have uncovered 3,500 skeletons of victims of the Great Plague of London 1665-1666. The skeletons where in a burial site that was discovered when building an underground railway line across London (Crossrail). The bodies had been neatly buried indicating … please continue reading

Unnecessary: testing, vaccinations, surgery, specialist foods and overpriced medications force veterinary bills up

Dog goes to vet

Watch this video to see how unnecessary testing, unnecessary vaccinations, unnecessary surgery, unnecessary specialist foods and overpriced medicines force veterinary bills up. We should not be surprised that veterinarians have a habit of finding ways, which might seem unethical, to … please continue reading

She must be stupid if she believes cutting the speed limit will save her cats from being run over

Cats killed on road

This is a doctor (a GP), Linda Smith, living in the country in England who lives near a main road (Stanghow Road near New Skelton) where cars can legally travel at 60 mph. She has lost four cats in four … please continue reading

Biased veterinarians give one third of spayed cats post-operative pain killers compared to three-quarters of dogs

There is strong evidence that UK veterinarians (it may be the same in other countries) are apparently acting in a biased way in giving cats postoperative pain killers after a spaying operation far less frequently than for dogs. Do vets … please continue reading