Jan
26
2018
Despite some media reports to the contrary, dog flu isn’t sweeping the nation. It’s flu season, sure, but reports of nationwide infections in dogs have been misinterpreted. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a highly contagious viral infection that not only affects dogs, but cats as well ...more
Jan
25
2018
This week: Man bites dog, cat wins lawsuit, and monkeys get cloned ...more
Jan
24
2018
Low-income Americans are having a hard enough time feeding themselves. Feeding their pets is an even bigger challenge. Some 42 million Americans received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) last year. ...more
Jan
23
2018
CPV emerged in the 1970s and is still a menace to unvaccinated dogs.The virus itself is small and nonenveloped, making it one of the most robust viruses affecting animals. Because of its environmental persistence, both indirect and direct contact can efficiently spread the virus. ...more
Jan
22
2018
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) announced last week the results of its 2017 Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Survey. Launched in 2012, the Cat Friendly Practice program is a worldwide collaboration of feline experts who provide guidelines with recommendations specifically for cats. The AAFP was the first major veterinary organization in North America to implement a coordinated approach to minimize stress associated with veterinary visits for cats, caregivers, and the veterinary team. ...more
Jan
19
2018
Why do dogs eat poop? Theories abound: They’re bored; they have enzyme deficiencies; it’s a problem with the pancreas; they do it for attention (if so, it’s working, but maybe not the way they were hoping); they like the taste (ugh); and, most annoying of all ...more
Jan
18
2018
This week: Fear the Walking Deer, canines hit the catwalk, and cat owners are more creative (but dog owners earn more money) ...more
Jan
17
2018
Question: What does your competition charge for a digital dental radiograph? A. $65 B. $89 C. $123
Answer: It depends on where you practice.* ...more
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