Mar
19
2019
Prevention is key to improving the lives of our patients and their owners. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). This free, 10-module online course provides veterinary students, technicians, associate veterinarians, and practice owners with information on how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits--along with 9 hours of RACE-approved and CVPM-approved CE....more
Mar
12
2019
Before indulging a family cat to the wide variety of foods in a home, consider what is good and what is dangerous. Dog food is a no-no, for example. There are human foods that cats can eat. There is a list of absolutely forbidden ones, as well. Any food not specifically formulated for cats can affect their digestive system, causing vomiting, diarrhea or loss of appetite. ...more
Mar
5
2019
Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). This free, 10-module online course provides veterinary students, technicians, associate veterinarians, and practice owners with information on how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits—and nine credit hours of RACE- and CVPM-approved CE....more
Mar
1
2019
A recent survey of veterinarians revealed mixed results regarding current trends in diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in dogs. The good news is that newer antipruritics (e.g., oclacitinib, lokivetmab) are improving patient comfort and changing the way more than three-quarters (78.7%) of veterinarians are diagnosing, managing, and treating atopic dogs. The survey also revealed bad news, however. ...more
Feb
26
2019
Charting diagnostic steps, Glenn A. Olah, DVM, provides a helpful flow chart to help veterinary teams address feline constipation. Constipation can lead to complications including obstipation and megacolon. ...more
Feb
19
2019
Communication gaps exist in all practices, even the ones that provide the highest quality medicine and exceptional client service. We're talking about communication gaps between clients and the healthcare team staff. Here’s an opportunity to help you close that gap, from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). ...more
Feb
12
2019
A study of UK cat owners revealed one in five were not aware their pets were carnivores and required animal products in their diets to thrive. It is believed similar ignorance exists in US cat owners....more
Jan
29
2019
Developed jointly by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), these preventive healthcare guidelines provide information for the practice team on preventive healthcare for feline and canine patients. The one-page, double-sided guidelines are easy to download and can be used as a template for creating your practice’s own customized guidelines. Already have guidelines in place? Then use these tools to do a side-by-side comparison and see how your guidelines stack up. ...more
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