Sep
5
2018
While your senior dog is unlikely to forget where he left his glasses, he can still have the occasional senior moment. Like forgetting the way home on your daily walk together. He could be suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), the doggy version of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in humans. AD affects one in three human seniors. About 40% of companion dogs aged 12 or older develop CCD. But for dogs, as with humans, there’s currently no cure. Ropesalazine could change that. ...more
Sep
4
2018
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is one of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous sayings. And it’s as true of pet care as it is of anything else. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). This free, 10-module online course provides veterinary students, technicians, associate veterinarians, and practice owners with information on how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits....more
Sep
3
2018
As a veterinary professional, you’ve probably got a better handle than most on the cost of owning a dog. Because it turns out that most Americans don’t have a clue. According to a new survey of 1,500 US adults by the dog-walking app Rover, most people think that getting a dog is going to cost them between $26 and $75 a month. Not hardly. ...more
Sep
1
2018
Tick encounters are increasingly hard to avoid. These adaptable parasites are responsible for spreading a variety of diseases throughout the United States, and their range is increasing. With autumn tick season fast approaching, it’s critical to stay alert to the risks and take steps to protect our pets and ourselves. That means regularly screening pets—whether symptomatic or seemingly healthy—to identify exposure to infected ticks. ...more
Sep
1
2018
Adding or updating containment space? The following guide can assist with initial decisions when buying kennels and provides the advantages of different run configurations available in the market. ...more
Sep
1
2018
Hypertension is a common clinical problem in aged cats and most often develops secondary to other diseases, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hyperthyroidism, and is classified as secondary hypertension. In about 20% of cases, however, no specific disease is identified, and the condition is referred to as idiopathic hypertension. ...more
Aug
30
2018
This week: A surprising new survey reveals the type of pet who makes kids happiest, service dogs who wash out of basic training are available to good homes, and the Paris Aquarium offers a toilet-free alternative to getting rid of unwanted goldfish. ...more
Aug
29
2018
When it’s all about quality of care, everyone’s on board. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) on Thursday released a joint statement of support for
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