May
22
2018
There is now a scientific explanation for kittens born alive, but don’t live long. Dr. Eric Barchas says it is fading kitten syndrome. He explains, a staggering proportion of kittens succumb to fading kitten syndrome before they reach nine weeks of age. Fifteen percent to 27 percent die before nine weeks of age even in well-managed catteries. ...more
May
15
2018
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
May
1
2018
Preventive healthcare guidelines are essential to provide the highest quality of care for your patients. These free tools can help you implement them. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of more than 100 veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care, and led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association, is offering these free, downloadable tools to help you motivate and align the entire practice team around implementation of preventive healthcare guidelines. ...more
May
1
2018
Rabies is a deadly disease that can affect domestic animals, wild animals, and humans. It is caused by a virus and is mostly transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal. The most common source of rabies in humans in under-developed nations is from exposure to unvaccinated dogs. ...more
Apr
17
2018
Is your practice forward booking? Forward booking simply means scheduling all patients’ future appointments directly following their current visit—before they leave the practice. This includes booking appointments for medical progress exams and for preventive healthcare exams. ...more
Apr
3
2018
Is your practice forward booking? Forward booking simply means scheduling all patients’ future appointments directly following their current visit—before they leave the practice. This includes booking appointments for medical progress exams and for preventive healthcare exams. ...more
Apr
1
2018
I recently had the opportunity to discuss ear cleaning with Dr. Domenico Santoro, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Santoro was clear that proper and thorough ear cleaning is an important part of the entire treatment of diseased ears and in the routine maintenance of allergic otitis. ...more
Apr
1
2018
You may feel as if you’ve explained parasite life cycles and the need for protection till you’re blue in the face, and yet, pet owners still need your help to understand the value of consistent testing, treatment (if necessary) and prevention. ...more
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