Raindrops on Roses, Diabetes in Kittens

If you Google hard enough, you’ll inevitably find that every day of the year is an awareness day for something or another. Most of these don’t concern me at all, but today does. Because today is:

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Yep, it’s an actual thing, and it was allocated to the 12th of October by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). You might be aware of pet obesity, you might not, but the fact of the matter is that it’s a huge problem that’s growing alarmingly – and it’s something I’m very passionate about. Here’s a few quick UK stats from PetPlan to drive home the point: Continue reading!

Variation on a Theme

“Ah, I think that’s the dorsal extensor branch of the suspensory ligament.” I confidently declared, using my pencil to point at a pale, ill-defined structure on the disembodied cow limb. In order to confirm my excellent anatomical knowledge, I referred to the answer sheet on the desk.

“Number 14… what? Apparently its the ‘abaxial dorsal extensor branch of the suspensory ligament to join the tendon of the medial belly of the common digital extensor muscle on digit three’… obviously…”

I made a note of the catchy name, and we moved on to a different specimen. I poked around for a while.

“If I pull on this tendon… yes, let me write that down. The lateral… digital… extens-”

“Elise, look out!”

I looked up just in time to see Continue reading!