Feb
1
2018
This week: black cats take bad selfies, service dog scammers face the music, and new laws protect people that help pets ...more
Jan
29
2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that they were ending a controversial experiment on nicotine addiction. The experiment involved having adolescent squirrel monkeys self-administer doses of nicotine until they were addicted so scientists could study the effects. The study began in 2014. By the summer of 2017, four of the test monkeys had died ...more
Jan
23
2018
CPV emerged in the 1970s and is still a menace to unvaccinated dogs.The virus itself is small and nonenveloped, making it one of the most robust viruses affecting animals. Because of its environmental persistence, both indirect and direct contact can efficiently spread the virus. ...more
Jan
22
2018
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) announced last week the results of its 2017 Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Survey. Launched in 2012, the Cat Friendly Practice program is a worldwide collaboration of feline experts who provide guidelines with recommendations specifically for cats. The AAFP was the first major veterinary organization in North America to implement a coordinated approach to minimize stress associated with veterinary visits for cats, caregivers, and the veterinary team. ...more
Jan
17
2018
Question: What does your competition charge for a digital dental radiograph? A. $65 B. $89 C. $123
Answer: It depends on where you practice.* ...more
Jan
11
2018
This week: Raiders of the Lost Bark, a new dog breed we bet you can’t pronounce, and a UC Davis vet heals paws by repurposing fish skin....more
Jan
9
2018
Diabetes management can be overwhelming and time-consuming for both pet owners and practitioners. To help with this challenge, AAHA is pleased to release its newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines. Created with an additional focus on empowering veterinary technicians to be a primary source of education and support for owners of diabetic pets, the 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats offer
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Jan
4
2018
This week: a Staffordshire terrier peers reviews papers, Colorado pays the tab for large animal vet students, and who gets the dog in a divorce? ...more
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