Jun
12
2018
There are three types of tooth resorption in cats and six types in dogs. And all of them are treated differently, says Dr. Mary Krakowski Volker, DVM, DAVDC. Treatment depends on the type of resorption present. She notes we don’t use the same names for dogs or cats. ...more
Jun
11
2018
Struggling to engage your entire team in the success of your practice? Feel like for every team member you hire, another one leaves? Want to revamp your staff meetings into experiences people look forward to instead of dread? We hear you. AAHA’s new conference, Connexity by AAHA, is focused on finding solutions to everyday challenges in veterinary practices, so we asked you to tell us about the issues keeping you up at night—and molded the event’s educational lineup around your responses. ...more
Jun
8
2018
Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a highly contagious viral infection that not only affects dogs, but cats as well. And new research says humans could one day be at risk, too. According to a new study published in the journal mBio, scientists have discovered that domestic dogs are harboring flu viruses that have the potential to jump to humans. That’s a scenario previously thought highly improbable, if not impossible: no cases of a human catching canine influenza have ever been recorded. ...more
Jun
7
2018
This week: The world’s oldest cat celebrates a birthday, the Uber of dog-walking apps, and what adolescent mice can teach us about teenagers. ...more
Jun
5
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 recently published that covers a five-year span of healthcare teams and owners participating in the survey. ...more
Jun
4
2018
Is consolidation good or bad for small veterinary practices? It’s an old question, and a new report on the state of the veterinary industry doesn’t shed much new light on the subject—according to the report, the answer is . . . it’s both. ...more
Jun
1
2018
He’s the world’s most advanced mobile detection system to defend an area from potential attack. Capable of sniffing out someone carrying a bomb in a crowd of people ten thousand strong. In other words, he’s a Vapor Wake dog, the end result of pioneering research begun 16 years ago in the Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama....more
Jun
1
2018
The plant-derived substance turmeric is high on almost everyone's list of super ingredients for boosting health for both humans and pets. Long used in Ayurvedic medicine, the bright yellow spice (and its active agent, the polyphenol curcumin) is also an everyday staple of Asian cooking, used most often in savory curries.The plant-derived substance turmeric is high on almost everyone's list of super ingredients for boosting health for both humans and pets....more
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