Feb
9
2018
A recent study found that most dog and cat owners don’t know what actually happens during their pet’s physical exam, or the importance of the veterinary services performed. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) compiled more than five years of data from staff and client surveys. PHP determined that pet owners don’t always hear what veterinary healthcare team members think they communicate to them. ...more
Feb
8
2018
This week: dogs on Tap in Portland, viral cat videos put a damper on productivity, and social media leads to teen’s arrest for animal cruelty ...more
Feb
7
2018
Feeding dogs raw chicken meat, particularly chicken necks, has been linked to a rare but potentially fatal type of canine paralysis. A study by researchers at University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, found that dogs who consumed raw chicken meat had a 70% greater risk of developing acute polyradiculoneuritis (APN). ...more
Feb
6
2018
Sometimes a huge gap exists between what a veterinarian tells a client and what the client actually hears. Most practices don't realize these communication gaps even exist! We know this because a white paper was just published that covers a five-year span of healthcare teams and owners participating in the survey. ...more
Feb
5
2018
He’d be all over Don Knotts. A new study by researchers at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom indicates that anxious people are more likely to be bitten by dogs than relaxed people. ...more
Feb
2
2018
If you’d rather just hang out at home with your pets after a long day at the hospital, you’re not alone. According to a new study, more than half of American dog owners admit they turn down social invites to stay home with their pets. ...more
Feb
1
2018
The Heroes for Healthy Pets certification program was created to help veterinary professionals and pet businesses create facilities dedicated to being disease free. The program is co-sponsored by the International Boarding and Pet Services Association, VETgirl, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians, Pet Sitters International, and Barkleigh Productions and is powered by the Clorox Healthcare and Nobivac® vaccines. ...more
Feb
1
2018
This week: black cats take bad selfies, service dog scammers face the music, and new laws protect people that help pets ...more
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