Sep
18
2018
Prevention is key to improving the lives of our patients and their owners. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). This free, 10-module online course provides veterinary students, technicians, associate veterinarians, and practice owners with information on how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits....more
Sep
13
2018
“Pain jeopardizes the human-animal bond,” says Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA. “[It] jeopardizes everything [veterinarians] seek to achieve.” September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and Harvey talked to NEWStat about the importance of pain management in strengthening the human-animal bond, and offered a great tip on how front office staff can help. ...more
Sep
13
2018
This week: Counting owls one disgusting pellet at a time, a job-search update on that viral ad for a pet sitter in paradise, and the dog-eat-dog world of dog-walking apps. ...more
Sep
12
2018
As Hurricane Florence churns relentlessly toward the Carolina coastline, veterinary hospitals in the storm’s path are putting their emergency plans into place. If the “storm of a lifetime” were bearing down on your practice, would you be ready? No matter where you’re located, make sure your practice team is prepared to handle any emergency, from floods to wildfires, with these tips. ...more
Sep
11
2018
Informative and sometimes laughable insights about dog and cat owners are the results of a study following 100 million devices to search the interest. Curious about the customer experience journey for pet owners, The Digital Consumer pitted dog people against cat people and examined data from Jumpshot’s 100-million-device panel to get a sense of the behavior patterns for each group....more
Sep
10
2018
Stay away from water-based King Bio brands. That’s the warning the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave to veterinarians, pet owners, and parents last week. “These products may pose a safety risk to people (especially infants, children, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems), as well as to pets due to high levels of [waterborne] microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site,” the agency said in a statement. ...more
Sep
6
2018
This week: The world’s first test-tube lions could help save big cats, a pet dog dies protecting a family during a bear attack, and Britons don’t do their homework before buying puppies. ...more
Sep
5
2018
While your senior dog is unlikely to forget where he left his glasses, he can still have the occasional senior moment. Like forgetting the way home on your daily walk together. He could be suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), the doggy version of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in humans. AD affects one in three human seniors. About 40% of companion dogs aged 12 or older develop CCD. But for dogs, as with humans, there’s currently no cure. Ropesalazine could change that. ...more
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