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
Jan
31
2018
Seventy percent of cats show a paw preference when taking that first step down a flight of stairs. And if they use their right paw, odds are she’s a female.That’s the conclusion drawn by researchers from Queens University Belfast in a new study on limb preference in cats. ...more
Jan
30
2018
Prevention is key to improving the lives of our patients and their owners. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program, from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). ...more
Jan
29
2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that they were ending a controversial experiment on nicotine addiction. The experiment involved having adolescent squirrel monkeys self-administer doses of nicotine until they were addicted so scientists could study the effects. The study began in 2014. By the summer of 2017, four of the test monkeys had died ...more
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