Feb
7
2019
This week: Researchers at the VA are off the hook, animal cruelty could become a federal offence, and a new app lets you swipe right to find your perfect (pet) match. ...more
Feb
6
2019
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) announced yesterday the results of its 2018 Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Survey.The results are encouraging, including a 99% satisfaction rate among participants. ...more
Feb
5
2019
Sometimes, a huge gap exists between what a veterinarian tells a client and what the client actually hears. For example: 73% of practices assess dogs for pain but only 45% of clients believe they do. If you’re thinking, “But they were standing right there when I did the assessment!” you should read “The Opportunity” white paper. ...more
Feb
4
2019
It depends on what you mean by smart. A new study published in Animal Cognition indicates that bigger dogs, who have larger brains than smaller dogs, perform better than smaller dogs on some measures of intelligence. Specifically, bigger dogs with bigger brains do better on a specific type of intelligence called “executive functioning,” which is linked to self-control in both humans and canines. ...more
Jan
31
2019
This week: Unhand that hedgehog! Plus, animal-free cosmetic testing closer to reality, and you might want to double check your dog’s cremains. ...more
Jan
31
2019
Pet health and safety are Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s first concern. That’s why Hill’s contacted AAHA and asked us to help spread word of their voluntary recall. Hill’s is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues. ...more
Jan
30
2019
Aggression, disobedience, repeatedly running away, and too much barking can doom dogs to an early death, according to a new study by researchers in the UKat the University of London Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) VetCompass program. Per the report, one-third of dogs in the UK who die before the age of three die because of “undesirable behaviors” (UBs)—many by euthanasia. ...more
Jan
29
2019
With temperatures plunging and much of the country expected to remain in the deep freeze through the weekend, AAHA Senior Veterinary Officer Heather Loenser, DVM, urges veterinary professionals to remind pet owners of the dangers that cold weather can pose to pets and pass along the following cold weather safety tips. ...more
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