Aug
7
2018
Research shows that pet owners rely heavily on the internet to help them evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. Every practice needs an effective web presence if they want to attract and keep clients. But first you need the tools and know-how to build it. ...more
Aug
6
2018
Man’s best friend comes in third on the list of America’s deadliest animals. He’s right behind venomous insects, which are number two. So who takes the top spot on the list of America’s deadliest animals? It’s not mountain lions, rattlesnakes, or grizzly bears. It’s farm animals. ...more
Aug
2
2018
The Facebook post read:“To all the Trinity County residents: We send our prayers and wish for a safe return home. Our hospital has reached full capacity; we are caring for many evacuees." Suddenly, it was 2017 all over again. ...more
Aug
2
2018
This week: A veterinary school dropout’s home-surgery attempt goes badly, a drug-sniffing dog faces death threats from angry drug dealers, and the FDA recommends treatment options for dogs with Addison’s disease. ...more
Aug
1
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave veterinarians the green light to use cannabis in the treatment of pets—in a manner of speaking. Put it this way: It didn’t say they couldn’t. Here’s what happened. ...more
Aug
1
2018
It’s time to fight both parasites involved in the heartworm lifecycle—and that means fighting the vector as well as the disease.It’s time to hold the mosquito accountable for the transmission of heartworm disease. It’s time for Double Defense. ...more
Jul
31
2018
Research shows that pet owners are willing to make changes and embrace preventive healthcare visits if they know it will benefit their pets. But for pet owners to find value in the recommendations of veterinary professionals and be motivated by their advice, there must be effective communication between the healthcare team and pet owners. ...more
Jul
30
2018
Farmer: What's that, Lassie?
Lassie: Woof, woof, woof!
Farmer: Timmy fell down the well?!
Lassie: Woof!
Farmer: That’s the third time this month, right?
Lassie: Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof. Woof, woof, woof, woof.
Farmer: I agree. Let him get himself out.
—A well-known joke dating back to the classic 1950s show, Lassie.

That joke is a part of pop culture, but ironically, the only character on Lassie who ever fell down a well and had to be rescued was . . . well, Lassie. ...more
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