Apr
11
2019
In a new paper “Evidence-based paradigm shifts in veterinary behavioral medicine,” Karen L. Overall, MA VMD, PhD, DACVB, editor-in-chief of Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, and a senior research scientist in the Biology Department, University of Pennsylvania, reviews the recent literature on veterinary behavior medicine. ...more
Apr
10
2019
They just don’t care. At least, that’s a reasonable conclusion to draw from a new study by Japanese researchers that suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. ...more
Apr
9
2019
Educating your clients on the importance of preventive healthcare is the easiest way to get them to schedule more appointments. ...more
Apr
8
2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved Proin ER (phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride extended release), a tablet for the control of urinary incontinence in dogs. It could be a game changer. ...more
Apr
4
2019
This week: Pet food recalls involving Salmonella in one brand and little pieces of plastic in another, veterinarians line up against each other over donor dogs in California, and the mystery of Scotland’s “Dog Suicide Bridge.” ...more
Apr
4
2019
A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition showed that the lifespans of overweight dogs were up to two-and-a-half years shorter than those of ideal-weight dogs. ...more
Apr
3
2019
Cats are basically freeloaders. They’re perfectly capable of foraging for food on their own, but there they are at feeding time, tails twitching like clockwork, waiting impatiently for you to open the can. Maybe you should make them work a little harder for their supper. Puzzle feeders can help....more
Apr
2
2019
Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). This free, 10-module online course provides veterinary students, technicians, associate veterinarians, and practice owners with information on how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits—and nine credit hours of RACE- and CVPM-approved CE....more
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