Dec
11
2018
Catherine Ashe, DVM, explains what drool is and why dogs do it. She also discusses normal and abnormal drool in a format that can be used on social media, in e-newsletters and with clients whose dogs slobber. ...more
Dec
10
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine recently approved Pexion (imepitoin tablets) to treat noise aversion in dogs. It’s a common condition—one study found that 40% of dogs may suffer from some degree of noise aversion—and one with possibly serious health implications, indicates a study that shows that noise aversion in dogs could be a sign of serous pain. ...more
Dec
7
2018
Parvo and lepto and influenza—oh my! No matter how clean your practice seems to be, these and other dangerous pathogens could be lurking in the least obvious places, just waiting to sicken your patients, your clients, and your staff. The newly published 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines (ICPB) can help. ...more
Dec
6
2018
This week: Dog-walking apps lose market share in China, women sleep better next to a dog than next to a person, and poop-DNA testing identifies dog owners who don’t pick up after their pets. ...more
Dec
5
2018
Who knew eating peas could be trendy? Last July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food.That announcement set off a firestorm of confusion and (often) misinformed debate among those who advocate for unconventional diets such as grain free, raw, home prepared, vegetarian, and boutique commercial pet foods. ...more
Dec
4
2018
Two years ago, Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) partnered with Vetstreet, a leading provider of veterinary marketing solutions, to develop the Inactive Client Program, a client-centric email reminder program to reengage inactive pet owners. The new program targeted pet owners whose pets had not been seen by a veterinary practice for 14 months or longer. ...more
Dec
3
2018
On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted pet owners and veterinary professionals that at least 11 different brands of dog food are recalling their products and that people need to check before feeding any dry food to their dogs. “Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D,” the FDA said ...more
Dec
1
2018
Gingivitis – Stage 1. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of periodontal disease in which inflammation is confined to the gingival soft tissues only. This inflammation does not clinically extend into the alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, or cementum. Gingivitis can be present without periodontitis. ...more
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