Apr
1
2018
I recently had the opportunity to discuss ear cleaning with Dr. Domenico Santoro, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Santoro was clear that proper and thorough ear cleaning is an important part of the entire treatment of diseased ears and in the routine maintenance of allergic otitis. ...more
Mar
29
2018
This week: A family buries the wrong cat, Smuckers recalls more dog treats, and guinea pigs pose a potential threat. ...more
Mar
28
2018
Which caregivers should be allowed to put their hands on a client’s pet? And under what circumstances? For that matter, what constitutes a qualified caregiver? A bill is coming to a vote before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Business and Professions next Tuesday that could change the answers to those questions, at least in California, and pose some thorny new ones with serious implications for the veterinary industry nationwide. ...more
Mar
27
2018
People have been traveling with emotional support animals for years, claiming they serve a mental health purpose. But the scientific case for comfort animals is very weak, according to this Prevention article. “These animals provide the sole purpose of emotional support,” says Molly Crossman, a doctoral student in clinical study at Yale University who authored a study about how animals impact human psychological distress. ...more
Mar
26
2018
Your client’s dog used to run toward the vacuum cleaner. Now he runs away from it.He didn’t used to be afraid. What changed? ...more
Mar
23
2018
If you had a chance to talk face-to-face with the government officials you helped elect about the most pressing issues facing veterinary medicine today, what would you say? That’s the question facing nearly 100 veterinarians and veterinary students headed to Washington, D.C. for the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) annual legislative fly-in. ...more
Mar
21
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a common and often frustrating disorder to manage for both pet owners and veterinarians. Our current approach is to wait for pets to become clinically problematic and then start managing the clinical signs (in this case, pruritus). There is another way. ...more
Mar
21
2018
It sounds like an Abbot and Costello routine: Did you hear what happened to that dog on that United Airlines flight? You mean the dog who got put in the overhead bin? No, the other dog on the other United Airlines flight.The dog who got sent to Japan? ...more
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