Feb
14
2019
The surge in exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS in people is proving to be a boon for cats.
Both diseases have prompted intensive research into drugs that will cure or inhibit them. One of the most promising is Remdesiver (GS-5734), which, in studies, has proven effective in preventing Ebola in rhesus monkeys and inhibiting coronaviruses in infection models of mice. ...more
Feb
14
2019
This week: A man who goes to take a toke stumbles on a tiger, six veterinary schools band together in a consortium of learning, and guess which breed won the Westminster Dog Show . . . again? ...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
Feb
11
2019
It's official: Prozinc's not just for cats anymore. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it had approved ProZinc for the treatment of hyperglycemia and clinical signs associated with hyperglycemia in dogs with diabetes mellitus. ...more
Feb
7
2019
Imagine coming up with cures for human disease through laboratory testing on companion animals and coming up with a cure for the same disease in the animal while you’re at it? Talk about a win-win. Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) aren’t quite there, but they’re getting close. ...more
Feb
7
2019
This week: Researchers at the VA are off the hook, animal cruelty could become a federal offence, and a new app lets you swipe right to find your perfect (pet) match. ...more
Feb
6
2019
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) announced yesterday the results of its 2018 Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Survey.The results are encouraging, including a 99% satisfaction rate among participants. ...more
Feb
5
2019
Sometimes, a huge gap exists between what a veterinarian tells a client and what the client actually hears. For example: 73% of practices assess dogs for pain but only 45% of clients believe they do. If you’re thinking, “But they were standing right there when I did the assessment!” you should read “The Opportunity” white paper. ...more
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