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What’s our role in promoting healthy pet ownership?
  1. Adrian Nelson-Pratt, BVSc, MRCVS

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Adrian Nelson-Pratt runs The Veterinary Business Consultancy, which offers business development support, coaching, mentoring and leadership training to the profession.

Living on the north coast of Cornwall between Padstow and Newquay means I’m on the beach with the dogs most days and covering anywhere up to 10 km walking per day. There’s a large local population of fit, active dogs in great shape all year round and it’s a joy to see.

But for eight to 10 weeks over the summer, we welcome somewhere in the region of 300,000 visitors a week. This has a marked impact on the pet population too and it leads to this titular question – what is our role in educating owners of obviously unhealthy dogs?

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