Jul
23
2018
On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, exploded. The explosion blew off the reactor’s 1,000-ton steel and concrete lid, spewing radioactive material into the atmosphere in what’s been described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen. ...more
Jul
19
2018
This week: An IKEA pet product is both stylish and deadly; more saving, more doing, more monkeys at Home Depot; and posting photos of your cat could mean strangers showing up at your door. ...more
Jul
18
2018
There’s a new tick in town, and nobody’s sure how it got here. A team of researchers at Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has confirmed the existence of an exotic species of tick in the United States. The particular tick they examined was found on a dog in Arkansas. ...more
Jul
17
2018
Sometimes what one person says, is not what another person hears. Be sure to close this communication gap in your practice and learn how to communicate the importance of preventive healthcare in a way that both motivates the client and is easy to understand. ...more
Jul
16
2018
A new study on Brucellosis in dogs by researchers at Texas A&M University has troubling implications for people, particularly children, seniors, the immunosuppressed, and pregnant women. Maybe especially for pregnant women. ...more
Jul
13
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of pet food containing peas, among other vegetables. Martine Hartogensis, DVM, deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance, called the reports “highly unusual” because they’re occurring in breeds with no genetic predisposition to DCM. ...more
Jul
12
2018
This week: It’s high noon in Texas for two rival veterinary schools; if you bought your pet on a payment plan, you better check the fine print; and the world’s smallest living dog gets cloned—a lot! ...more
Jul
11
2018
Meet Benedict “Benny” Cumbercat, the new spokescat for Ceva Animal Health’s Catego for Cats flea and tick control. Together, they have some powerful fundraising mojo. With a little assist from Benny, Ceva helped raise more than $10,000 for the Chris Griffey Memorial Feline Foundation at AAHA-accredited Nova Cat Clinic in Arlington, Virginia. ...more
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