Aug
22
2018
An outbreak of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) has reached epidemic proportions in one Northern Mexico town, and it’s starting to spread to the United States, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Several hundred people have died of the disease in Mexico, and at least four have died in the US after crossing the border from Mexico. ...more
Aug
21
2018
he internet has become an indispensable tool for pet owners looking to evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. Now more than ever, your practice needs an effective web presence if you want to attract and keep clients. and by going through the Jumpstart Your Practice Online series, you can get a step-by-step implementation process of how to build that web presence. ...more
Aug
20
2018
As studies, go, the results were mixed.The researchers had two objectives. The first: determine if a contraceptive vaccine would be effective in preventing feral cats from breeding in the wild. The second, and possibly more ambitious: establish a humane paradigm shift in feline research. ...more
Aug
17
2018
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s how high he can lift his leg. And if he can lift it high enough, there may not be a fight at all. At least, that’s the hypothesis posed by authors of a new study on scent marking by male dogs. Researchers at Cornell University say smaller dogs lift their legs higher when they urinate, possibly to exaggerate their body size. ...more
Aug
16
2018
The United States is battling an epidemic of opioid abuse that claimed 42,000 lives and caused 1,000 emergency room visits per day in 2016. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knows that veterinarians are on the front lines of that fight. And “doctor-shopping” patients are only part of the problem. ...more
Aug
16
2018
This week: Social media turns some pets into stars and sends other to animal shelters, a chicken who’s probably not your long-lost cousin inherits $15 million dollars, and you could get snubbed by cats on a Greek island—and get paid to do it! ...more
Aug
15
2018
A family pet is lost every two seconds. One out of three pets is lost during their lifetimes. Only one in ten is found. The numbers are worrisome: more than ten million pets are lost each year. Even more worrisome....more
Aug
14
2018
In this edition of the monthly update, DVM Management discusses some mid-year tax planning strategies, including: checking your payroll withholding, tips on the pass-through business deduction, small business tips, offers in compromise steps ...more
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