In Practice 35:288 doi:10.1136/inp.f2553
  • A practitioner ponders

Being sick as a dog

OUR practice was recently hit by a bout of flu. It started with one or two staff members snuffling and speaking with a husky voice but, over the coming weeks, we all succumbed, hacking incessantly like greyhounds with kennel cough. Just as one of us recovered, another would come down with symptoms, establishing a vicious cycle of infection, recovery and reinfection, which continued for about two months.

We're told by public health officials that the right thing to do in such circumstances is to stay home from work – partly to rest and recover, but mostly to keep our infectious diseases to ourselves – and consult a doctor. But vets are notoriously bad at taking both of these pieces of advice.

Taking …

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