Nov
19
2018
If you know someone who’s thinking of gifting a pet for the holidays and you’ve educated them on the four rules for gifting someone a dog or cat (which include checking with the giftee first to see if they’re up for a 10- to 20-year commitment), make sure to educate them on the best place to buy the pet, too. Shelters, rescues, and reputable breeders are good places to look. Cyber Monday sales are not. ...more
Nov
19
2018
In the dog-eat-dog world of Washington politics, it sometimes seems as though the right paw doesn’t know what the left paw is doing.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that it’s launching a new study to help establish a non-animal-based model for scientific research—a model that could one day eliminate the use of live animals in potentially lethal research experiments. ...more
Nov
19
2018
Is your practice forward booking? Forward booking simply means scheduling all patients’ future appointments directly following their current visit—before they leave the practice. This includes booking appointments for medical progress exams and for preventive healthcare exams. ...more
Nov
16
2018
It’s part of a general trend toward happily paying for services that make living life in general a little easier. A new survey found that 46% of Americans regularly pay for delivery, driving, cleaning, handyman, and pet care services—a total of $177 billion dollars a year. How much are they willing to spend to make pet owning in particular a little less stressful? A lot, it seems. ...more
Nov
15
2018
This week: A dating app for dog owners, pets go to college in Pennsylvania, and the naughtiest dog breeds based on BPD (Barks Per Day). ...more
Nov
15
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

To meet the growing expectations of veterinary clients, it’s important to understand new deal-breakers that may drive people away and what strategies customer service researchers have pinpointed that correlate with the greatest gains. ...more
Nov
14
2018
Most canine weight loss interventions involve a change in diet, but the authors of a new literature review wanted to know whether interventions that used behavior change techniques (BCTs) to modify pet owners’ behavior could be effective, too. The authors’ conclusion, based on the findings of the 14 studies they analyzed: Um, probably. ...more
Nov
13
2018
Elizabeth Scott, Elizabeth Pask and Laura Scott collaborated to write two articles about which people foods are okay for cats and dogs. Share these on social media, websites and in e-newsletters. ...more
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