Feb
11
2019
It's official: Prozinc's not just for cats anymore. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it had approved ProZinc for the treatment of hyperglycemia and clinical signs associated with hyperglycemia in dogs with diabetes mellitus. ...more
Jan
31
2019
Pet health and safety are Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s first concern. That’s why Hill’s contacted AAHA and asked us to help spread word of their voluntary recall. Hill’s is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues. ...more
Jan
24
2019
You could have a say on the future of veterinary education. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee is seeking interested and qualified veterinarians to serve on the council. Per the AVMA, “This is one of the most important volunteer roles that AVMA members can fill.” ...more
Jan
11
2019
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome. ...more
Dec
26
2018
Say the US Food and Drug administration has issued another pet food recall. Some animals are dying. Are your patients at risk? Imagine being able to comb through all your patient records with a couple of keystrokes and identify how many patients in the last month came in presenting with the same set of gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientists at Stanford University teamed up with veterinarians at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to develop ...more
Dec
17
2018
While women have historically borne the brunt of domestic violence, as many as 86% of domestic violence survivors have reported that their family pets had been threatened, harmed, or killed by their partners. And as many as 48% said they had delayed leaving a dangerous situation out of concern for their pets’ safety. Yet only only about 3% of domestic violence shelters in the US are currently set up to accommodate companion animals. ...more
Dec
10
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine recently approved Pexion (imepitoin tablets) to treat noise aversion in dogs. It’s a common condition—one study found that 40% of dogs may suffer from some degree of noise aversion—and one with possibly serious health implications, indicates a study that shows that noise aversion in dogs could be a sign of serous pain. ...more
Dec
5
2018
Who knew eating peas could be trendy? Last July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food.That announcement set off a firestorm of confusion and (often) misinformed debate among those who advocate for unconventional diets such as grain free, raw, home prepared, vegetarian, and boutique commercial pet foods. ...more
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