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
Apr
1
2019
You try to do the right thing. In this case, the right thing was an animal-rescue group saving dogs from a Korean meat market and shipping them to North America last October so they could be adopted out to forever homes. Only one of the dogs turned out to be something of a forever home himself: He was likely acting as host to the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus (CDV), which had not previously been reported in North America. ...more
Mar
28
2019
This week: Job opportunities for 175 veterinarians, shelter pets get a special designation in Ohio, and you’ll never guess which dog breed was named most popular . . . AGAIN. ...more
Mar
27
2019
When it comes to their pets, Americans can’t stop spending. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) released their annual report on pet spending this month, and it shows that Americans spent a record-breaking $72.56 billion in 2018, an increase of more than $3 billion over 2017 ...more
Mar
27
2019
If you’re a confirmed carnivore, how would you feel if your pet went vegan? A new study finds that one-quarter of pet owners who identify as vegans feed their dog or cat a vegan diet, while more than one-third of all dog and cat owners (which includes a lot more meat-eaters than vegans) are interested in plant-based diets for their pets. ...more
Mar
26
2019
Meet the 2019 National Stunt Dog Champions: Maggie Weston, DVM, and her 15-month-old Australian shepherd, Skye. Weston says she got involved in dog sports after she graduated from veterinary school “and discovered I had a little bit more free time. . .” ...more
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