Mar
16
2018
AAHA hates to blow its own horn, and luckily, we don’t have to. We prefer it when other people say nice things about us. Like this profile of AAHA by writer Scott Smith posted March 12, 2018 on the consumersadvocate.org website. “In 1933, the United States was reeling. It was the fourth year of the Great Depression....more
Mar
14
2018
The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect. ...more
Mar
8
2018
This week: Cats! Two dead cats spark a cat food recall, a cat gets under a model’s skin—literally, and a cat owner adopts a kidney donor (it’s good to have a spare) ...more
Mar
5
2018
Ready to improve your practice’s diabetes management game? AAHA’s newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines feature a robust resource center full of mobile-friendly tools and educational materials to empower practitioners and pet owners alike. ...more
Mar
2
2018
An estimated 23 million pets live with families at or below the national poverty line in the United States. Families that cannot financially provide for their veterinary care. The Access to Veterinary Care Coalition (AVCC)calls them underserved populations of pets, which AVCC defines as pets with owners whose demographic, geographic, or economic characteristics impede or prevent access to veterinary care services for their pets. ...more
Feb
28
2018
This week, dog food recalls redux, celebrity pet cloning, and Black Panther not lucky for black cats ...more
Feb
22
2018
This week: rescue dogs on the catwalk, dog mats go upscale, and the Flintstones got it wrong about Dino...more
Feb
16
2018
The Gravy Train stops here. So do the Kibbles ’n Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy. Big Heart Pet Brands announced on Thursday that it’s recalling 27 shipments of wet canned dog food marketed under those names following news reports that trace amounts of pentobarbital were found in some cans of Gravy Train. ...more
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