Oct
9
2018
The team at Catnip delivers common sense about feline nutrition websites and feline sites. They suggest eight questions to use to determine if a site is reputable and its information legitimate. They have also generated a list of the best of the best websites for nutrition information. ...more
Oct
8
2018
The answer isn’t colored contacts. It’s chromosomes. Technically, a duplicated stretch of DNA on a single chromosome: Canine chromosome 18. That’s the conclusion drawn in a new study led by Adam Boyko, PhD, Aaron Sams, PhD. How did they get their data? They crowd-sourced it through direct-to-consumer DNA testing. ...more
Oct
5
2018
You and your team have been there: A patient needs life-saving care, but the owner is unable to pay for it. What do you do? When it comes to providing the best care for patients, economic limitations of pet owners can add stress to the equation. Too often, this stress spreads to the veterinary care team, creating additional financial burdens for the practice, and sparking emotional stress for team members who simply want to ensure every pet receives the very best care. To address this situation, AAHA has introduced ...more
Oct
4
2018
Pet owners aren’t the only people who think their dogs are smarter than they actually are. So do the people who study them. Two researchers in England reviewed more than 300 scientific papers that compared the intelligence of dogs with that of animals in three broad categories that also include dogs: domestic animals, social hunters, and carnivorans. They published their findings in a paper titled In What Sense Are Dogs Special? Canine Cognition in Comparative Context. ...more
Oct
3
2018
We’re hoping you can help. Researchers at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine are looking for pet owners who have cared for a dog or cat with chronic heart failure (CHF) sometime during the past 10 years, and who would be willing to participate in a new survey of owner experiences caring for dogs and cats with CHF. ...more
Oct
2
2018
A visit to the veterinarian can be traumatic for cats and owners alike, which can make cat owners reluctant to bring them in. This lack of visits results in poor feline health and welfare, and less successful practices. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) offers free, downloadable tools to help you make your practice as cat friendly as possible. ...more
Oct
1
2018
Historically, reticulocyte counts were only considered on patients where anemia was suspected, as they assist in classifying the anemia as regenerative or nonregenerative. However, recent data suggests that the benefits of running reticulocytes are much broader because they can provide advanced, critically important information on the health of all patients, regardless of the presence of anemia. ...more
Oct
1
2018
According to some estimates, one in five dogs (20%) experience joint issues in their lifetimes, resulting in pain and possible mobility challenges. The foundations for the disease begin when pets are young—even just a few months old and into young adulthood. The earliest signs of disease, however, often go unnoticed or are dismissed in younger pets. ...more
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