Sep
11
2018
Informative and sometimes laughable insights about dog and cat owners are the results of a study following 100 million devices to search the interest. Curious about the customer experience journey for pet owners, The Digital Consumer pitted dog people against cat people and examined data from Jumpshot’s 100-million-device panel to get a sense of the behavior patterns for each group....more
Sep
10
2018
Stay away from water-based King Bio brands. That’s the warning the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave to veterinarians, pet owners, and parents last week. “These products may pose a safety risk to people (especially infants, children, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems), as well as to pets due to high levels of [waterborne] microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site,” the agency said in a statement. ...more
Sep
6
2018
This week: The world’s first test-tube lions could help save big cats, a pet dog dies protecting a family during a bear attack, and Britons don’t do their homework before buying puppies. ...more
Sep
5
2018
While your senior dog is unlikely to forget where he left his glasses, he can still have the occasional senior moment. Like forgetting the way home on your daily walk together. He could be suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), the doggy version of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in humans. AD affects one in three human seniors. About 40% of companion dogs aged 12 or older develop CCD. But for dogs, as with humans, there’s currently no cure. Ropesalazine could change that. ...more
Sep
4
2018
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is one of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous sayings. And it’s as true of pet care as it is of anything else. 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....more
Sep
3
2018
As a veterinary professional, you’ve probably got a better handle than most on the cost of owning a dog. Because it turns out that most Americans don’t have a clue. According to a new survey of 1,500 US adults by the dog-walking app Rover, most people think that getting a dog is going to cost them between $26 and $75 a month. Not hardly. ...more
Sep
1
2018
Tick encounters are increasingly hard to avoid. These adaptable parasites are responsible for spreading a variety of diseases throughout the United States, and their range is increasing. With autumn tick season fast approaching, it’s critical to stay alert to the risks and take steps to protect our pets and ourselves. That means regularly screening pets—whether symptomatic or seemingly healthy—to identify exposure to infected ticks. ...more
Sep
1
2018
Hypertension is a common clinical problem in aged cats and most often develops secondary to other diseases, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hyperthyroidism, and is classified as secondary hypertension. In about 20% of cases, however, no specific disease is identified, and the condition is referred to as idiopathic hypertension. ...more
The Standard of Veterinary Excellence ®
American Animal Hospital Association | Copyright © 2018 | Privacy Statement | Contact Us