Nov
15
2018
This week: A dating app for dog owners, pets go to college in Pennsylvania, and the naughtiest dog breeds based on BPD (Barks Per Day). ...more
Nov
15
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

To meet the growing expectations of veterinary clients, it’s important to understand new deal-breakers that may drive people away and what strategies customer service researchers have pinpointed that correlate with the greatest gains. ...more
Nov
14
2018
Most canine weight loss interventions involve a change in diet, but the authors of a new literature review wanted to know whether interventions that used behavior change techniques (BCTs) to modify pet owners’ behavior could be effective, too. The authors’ conclusion, based on the findings of the 14 studies they analyzed: Um, probably. ...more
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
12
2018
Seriously—she needs to forage. Especially if she’s overweight. That’s the consensus of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and they explain why in a new statement, “Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing,” published last month in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. ...more
Nov
8
2018
This week: Talking pot with pet owners is legalized in California, a new investment fund is betting on our love of pets, and an island off the coast of Taiwan hopes you’ll come visit their stray cats. ...more
Nov
7
2018
As in seemingly everything else, millennials are driving pet care trends; they now account for 35% of all pet owners. And the lifestyle choices they make for themselves are being reflected in the lifestyle choices they’re making for their pets. ...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
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