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Episode 212 Vet-AI pet care and Dog Is Love

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Released Sat September 28, 2019
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Dog is Love

If you've ever wondered whether your dog loves you, wonder no more, because Clive Wynne knows the science that backs up the fact that they love you. In this interview, Clive talks about the nature and history of the dog, which he explores in his book Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You.

In a heart warming conversation, Clive reveals the research which provides the evidence for his beliefs, and talks with affection about his own dog. You can find out more about Clive and his book at his website.

I think if there's one thing you can be certain about about your dog, it's that your dog loves you.

 - Clive D. L. Wynne Ph D
Dogs have become these highly, highly social beings, these beings who live to love and be loved, and yet in our lives we shut them up alone for hours on end.

 - Clive D. L. Wynne Ph D

Vet-AI

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were a reliable way to get advice over whether your dog needed to see a vet when they're under the weather? Well, there is one! The Joii app, from Vet-AI offers a symptom checker, as well as reasonably priced access to veterinary advice. Getting authoritative advice without leaving your own home has benefits for owners and dogs too.

Sarah Warren, who is President of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group and RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Dermatology, among other roles, talks to Julie about this exciting new technology. Joii is also making life easier for vets which is great, because did you know that vets are four times as likely to die by suicide compared to the national UK average?

You can find out more about Joii and how to download it at their website.

At the moment there isn't anything between doing a Google search on your pet's problem and going into a veterinary practice and potentially having to pay large fees, so we want to make pet care more affordable and more accessible to people.

 - Sarah Warren

DogCast Radio News

You can vote for the Kennel Club Westminster Dog of The Year because the dog show which usually determines the winner has been cancelled due to protests around parliament. (The protests are to do with politics, not dogs!)

In other stories, you can hear about the Spanish rescue dog who was on the run in Cambridge for over a year. Plus, the courageous Secret Service dog who has been awarded the PDSA Order of Merit, the Czechoslovakian research which reveals being a dog owner is good for your heart, why it may not be a good idea to share a tattoo with your dog, and how one woman gave up her job to get her dog back.

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