Nov
12
2018
Seriously—she needs to forage. Especially if she’s overweight. That’s the consensus of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and they explain why in a new statement, “Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing,” published last month in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. ...more
Nov
8
2018
This week: Talking pot with pet owners is legalized in California, a new investment fund is betting on our love of pets, and an island off the coast of Taiwan hopes you’ll come visit their stray cats. ...more
Nov
7
2018
As in seemingly everything else, millennials are driving pet care trends; they now account for 35% of all pet owners. And the lifestyle choices they make for themselves are being reflected in the lifestyle choices they’re making for their pets. ...more
Nov
6
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
5
2018
If someone brought an injured red-tailed hawk to your hospital but the bird was too far gone to save, and euthanasia was the only option to relieve his pain and suffering, would you know what regulatory agency to call for permission to end his life? It’s a trick question. Veterinarians don’t need permission to euthanize a wild animal in cases like that. And if you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. ...more
Nov
2
2018
PetWell Partners, a Houston-based national veterinary practice network, has become the first organization to earn Practice Network Accreditation from AAHA. AAHA’s Practice Network Accreditation is a new model for assessing and recognizing excellence throughout an organization that owns or operates multiple veterinary practices....more
Nov
1
2018
According to a 2015 study, close to 7% of male veterinarians and nearly 11% of female veterinarians suffer some kind of serious psychological distress. But according to the authors of a new study, ethical conflicts with clients over patient care and the resultant moral distress may be at the root—and veterinarians wrestling with those issues may be unaware that the issues even exist. ...more
Nov
1
2018
Radiography is vital to the best practice of veterinary medicine because it enables the detection, understanding, and treatment of a variety of health issues. Accompanying these benefits, however, are risk factors associated with radiation exposure, which every veterinary professional should take to heart. To help raise awareness of radiation safety best practices, IDEXX Laboratories collaborated with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians ...more
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