Dec
6
2018
This week: Dog-walking apps lose market share in China, women sleep better next to a dog than next to a person, and poop-DNA testing identifies dog owners who don’t pick up after their pets. ...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
Dec
4
2018
Two years ago, Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) partnered with Vetstreet, a leading provider of veterinary marketing solutions, to develop the Inactive Client Program, a client-centric email reminder program to reengage inactive pet owners. The new program targeted pet owners whose pets had not been seen by a veterinary practice for 14 months or longer. ...more
Dec
3
2018
On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted pet owners and veterinary professionals that at least 11 different brands of dog food are recalling their products and that people need to check before feeding any dry food to their dogs. “Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D,” the FDA said ...more
Dec
1
2018
Gingivitis – Stage 1. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of periodontal disease in which inflammation is confined to the gingival soft tissues only. This inflammation does not clinically extend into the alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, or cementum. Gingivitis can be present without periodontitis. ...more
Dec
1
2018
Since periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease in dogs and cats, affecting 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over 2 years of age,1-3 it is important to address the dental health of your patients with their owners. It is a well-known fact that the effects of dental disease go well beyond halitosis. Some of the consequences of untreated periodontal disease occur locally leading to tooth loss, oronasal fistulas, osteomyelitis, tooth root abscess and pathological fractions....more
Dec
1
2018
Preventive care has always been important to veterinary professionals, but lab work has not been a regular part of the preventive care toolkit. A small number of trailblazing practices have already adopted advanced preventive care screening protocols for pets of all ages, but there is ripe opportunity for many more practices to do the same. ...more
Nov
30
2018
Want your kids to grow to be successful in business? Get them a dog. It’s cheaper than putting them through Harvard Business School. At least, that’s one possible conclusion from a new survey by Banfield Pet Hospital on the relationship between pet ownership and professional success. An astonishing 93% of C-suite executives—people who hold positions like CEO or CFO—who answered the survey grew up with a pet. ...more
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