May
8
2018
Making dental care easier to swallow for pet owners requires some modeling choices. Karen Felstad, DVM360 conference educator, speaks to bundling, economical basic pricing and more. Dr. Felsted said at a recent Fetch DVM360 conference. “Communication is what educates clients about what’s important about dental care.” ...more
May
7
2018
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Merck Animal Health this week announced the winners of three of the most prestigious awards in veterinary medicine, animal welfare, and the human-animal bond. AVMA announced the awards—the AVMA Humane Award, the AVMA Animal Welfare Award and the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award—on Monday, May 7, to coincide with National Pet Week (May 6–12). ...more
May
4
2018
Which are healthier, purebred or mixed-breed dogs? That question has fueled debate for years. One school of thought maintains that mixed-breed dogs are inherently healthier because they’re less prone to genetic diseases. But “less prone” doesn’t mean they can’t contract them. Now, a new study shows that genetic testing can give owners and veterinarians a heads up on what genetic diseases a mixed-breed dog might get, depending on his DNA. ...more
May
3
2018
This week: A serial cat killer has England on edge, United Airlines hopes new pet guidelines will make a difference, and a veterinary student turned con artist preys on horse owners. ...more
May
2
2018
A veterinary education does not often come with instructions on how to care for the humans on the other end of the leash. Fortunately, Connexity by AAHA keynote speaker and UnMarketing president Scott Stratten has an important (and refreshing) message for veterinary professionals in this predicament: Believe it or not, you’re not as far behind as you think. ...more
May
1
2018
Preventive healthcare guidelines are essential to provide the highest quality of care for your patients. These free tools can help you implement them. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care, and led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association, is offering these free, downloadable tools to help you motivate and align the entire practice team around implementation of preventive healthcare guidelines. ...more
May
1
2018
Rabies is a deadly disease that can affect domestic animals, wild animals, and humans. It is caused by a virus and is mostly transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal. The most common source of rabies in humans in under-developed nations is from exposure to unvaccinated dogs. ...more
Apr
30
2018
Dogs cannot get autism. The British Veterinary Association (BVM) took the unusual step of making that definitive announcement last week to counter the impact of the antivaccine movement led by “anti-vaxxers.” Although their views are widely refuted by the medical communities in both Great Britain and the United States, anti-vaxxers maintain that immunization can have harmful side effects that may cause autism in children.The BVM isn’t so much worried about homegrown antivaccination fears as they are imported ones. ...more
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