Nov
13
2018
Elizabeth Scott, Elizabeth Pask and Laura Scott collaborated to write two articles about which people foods are okay for cats and dogs. Share these on social media, websites and in e-newsletters. ...more
Nov
6
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
Nov
1
2018
Radiography is vital to the best practice of veterinary medicine because it enables the detection, understanding, and treatment of a variety of health issues. Accompanying these benefits, however, are risk factors associated with radiation exposure, which every veterinary professional should take to heart. To help raise awareness of radiation safety best practices, IDEXX Laboratories collaborated with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians ...more
Nov
1
2018
What is feline diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a complex, fairly common disease, in which a cat’s system either doesn’t produce sufficient insulin, or has insulin resistance. During digestion, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that are consumed as part of the diet are broken down into smaller nutrients that are utilized by the cells in the body during metabolism....more
Oct
30
2018
Delivering veterinary services to cats is a different breed of care. And while some practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare. Partners of Healthy pets (PHP) has free resources to help both. ...more
Oct
23
2018
The debate about the veterinary nurse initiative continues. Rachael Zimlich explains some of the objections from the human nurse perspective: "We are not suggesting any pet owner will confuse a staff member in a veterinary clinic or hospital as a human healthcare practitioner. The issue at hand is the title ‘nurse’ and the connotations and respect that come with that title.” ...more
Oct
16
2018
Delivering veterinary services to cats is a different breed of care. And while some practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare. Partners of Healthy pets (PHP) has free resources to help both. ...more
Oct
9
2018
The team at Catnip delivers common sense about feline nutrition websites and feline sites. They suggest eight questions to use to determine if a site is reputable and its information legitimate. They have also generated a list of the best of the best websites for nutrition information. ...more
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