May
17
2019
If you own your own practice, you’re already an entrepreneur. Now, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) and the Wharton School hope to help you develop the skills you need to leverage that inborn entrepreneurial spirit in ways that will improve your hospital and your community through a new veterinary entrepreneurship program. ...more
May
2
2019
The secret to getting pet owners to stay compliant with heartworm preventives? Frequent and frank conversations with your clients, according to a new study sponsored by Ceva. The findings were presented in an online webinar on April 24. (The webinar is a RACE-approved one-hour CE course.) ...more
May
1
2019
It’s one thing to know the risk of vector-borne parasites on a national scale thanks to annual national projections. It’s quite another to know the risks in your own backyard. And now you’re able to. ...more
Apr
29
2019
After receiving adverse reports involving five animals, Australia-based Jurox Animal Health voluntarily recalled two lots of the widely used intravenous injectable anesthetic Alfaxan unpreserved last week, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reason for the recall: The presence of aluminum phosphate precipitate, which, when injected, presents a possible risk of blood vessel inflammation and formation of potentially life-threatening blood clots. ...more
Apr
1
2019
You try to do the right thing. In this case, the right thing was an animal-rescue group saving dogs from a Korean meat market and shipping them to North America last October so they could be adopted out to forever homes. Only one of the dogs turned out to be something of a forever home himself: He was likely acting as host to the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus (CDV), which had not previously been reported in North America. ...more
Mar
27
2019
When it comes to their pets, Americans can’t stop spending. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) released their annual report on pet spending this month, and it shows that Americans spent a record-breaking $72.56 billion in 2018, an increase of more than $3 billion over 2017 ...more
Mar
21
2019
This press release just in from Hill's Pet Nutrition: It is with sincere regret that I write to inform you that Hill’s is expanding the voluntarily recall of canned dog food products relating to the January 31st recall. As a company, and as pet parents, we always put our pets’ health and wellness first and pride ourselves on developing the best nutrition to meet their needs....more
Feb
22
2019
From organically grown pet food to ecologically friendly chew toys, the pet industry is feeling the pressure to produce more socially and environmentally sustainable pet products. The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), in collaboration with the World Pet Association, interviewed more than 250 pet industry professionals to find out their views of corporate sustainability, insights on consumer demand for environmentally friendly pet products, and suggestions on how the industry can meet the challenges of a changing business landscape. ...more
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