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A McVet Standing Up for Something?
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:25:10 PM »
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-07-30-dog-tails_N.htm

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Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the nation's largest network of animal hospitals, has announced it will no longer do tail docking, ear cropping or devocalization on dogs.

Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Banfield is the nation's largest general veterinary practice, with more than 730 hospitals and 2,000 veterinarians nationwide.

Devocalization, or de-barking, is a rare procedure and has long been controversial. It involves the full or partial removal of a dog's vocal chords to keep it from barking.
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Re: A McVet Standing Up for Something?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 08:38:00 PM »
Now if only they'd stop pushing declawing.

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Re: A McVet Standing Up for Something?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 08:39:12 PM »
Now if only they'd stop pushing declawing.

Sounds awfully hypocritical of them, doesn't it?
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Re: A McVet Standing Up for Something?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 01:12:50 PM »
Hmmm... the date on that article is 7-30-09, updated 8-12-09.

So the question is, have they actually followed through on this?  And, as has been said, what about declawing?
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Re: A McVet Standing Up for Something?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 01:14:37 PM »
Hmmm... the date on that article is 7-30-09, updated 8-12-09.


Weird. I was reading that at a recent post on a blog. Maybe they didn't notice that it was a really old story?
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Re: A McVet Standing Up for Something?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 03:23:35 PM »
Weird. I was reading that at a recent post on a blog. Maybe they didn't notice that it was a really old story?


Or maybe they had to go back that many years, to find something nice to say about Banfield.  lol

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