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
Apr
27
2018
Well, the easy answer is, because it’s poop. And for years, people have explained it away with the same possible causes: diet, digestive disorders, or the presence of parasites. But what about those times when the smell is really bad? Japanese researchers discovered the answer. ...more
Apr
26
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

There are over 94 million pet cats in the United States. Yet animal hospitals face challenges in attracting and retaining cat-owning clients. This article explores options for counteracting the trend through exceptional feline-centric client service, such as being designated a Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Experts interviewed for the article include representatives from successful CFPs; AAFP President Paula Monroe-Aldridge, DVM; CATalyst Council Executive Director Jane Brunt, DVM; and Ted Gannon, head of Pet Care Digital Marketing for Zoetis.
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Apr
26
2018
This week: A daring baboon breakout, Congress could ban Americans from eating their pets, and a cancerous mass that’s anything but. ...more
Apr
26
2018
Can animals predict natural disasters? A lot of anecdotal evidence suggests that they can. Many people claim that their dogs or cats behaved oddly just prior to an earthquake. But despite the abundance of such assertions, a recent study suggests that animals have no real predictive ability when it comes earthquakes. ...more
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