Sep
20
2018
The opioid shortage is both a manufacturing issue and a manufactured one. The manufacturing part can be traced back to production issues at a Pfizer Inc. plant in Kansas and residual damage from last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center. The manufactured part can be traced back to the US Drug Enforcement Agency. ...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
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
Aug
30
2018
This week: A surprising new survey reveals the type of pet who makes kids happiest, service dogs who wash out of basic training are available to good homes, and the Paris Aquarium offers a toilet-free alternative to getting rid of unwanted goldfish. ...more
Aug
23
2018
This week: A high-calorie method for tracking climate change, a radio station programmed especially for cats, and find out how much it would cost you to go to veterinary school in 2018. ...more
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