Nov
1
2018
Radiography is vital to the best practice of veterinary medicine because it enables the detection, understanding, and treatment of a variety of health issues. Accompanying these benefits, however, are risk factors associated with radiation exposure, which every veterinary professional should take to heart. To help raise awareness of radiation safety best practices, IDEXX Laboratories collaborated with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians ...more
Nov
1
2018
Double defense heartworm protocol is an approach that protects dogs from mosquitoes and heartworms.1,2 This standard of care means that every dog should be on a macrocyclic lactone year-round and a mosquito repellent. Groundbreaking studies by a third-party investigator, John McCall, MS, PhD, supports double defense heartworm protocol in the fight against heartworms. ...more
Nov
1
2018
What is feline diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a complex, fairly common disease, in which a cat’s system either doesn’t produce sufficient insulin, or has insulin resistance. During digestion, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that are consumed as part of the diet are broken down into smaller nutrients that are utilized by the cells in the body during metabolism....more
Oct
31
2018
Designing animal hospitals is a pretty specific architectural niche. “There are a few firms around the country that do it [but] it’s extremely specialized,” says Sean McMurray. McMurray, AIA, NCARB, is a principal architect and partner at Animal Arts, a Boulder, Colorado-based architecture firm that specializes in designing veterinary hospitals and animal shelters from the ground up. And while a few firms around the country may do it, Animal Arts is arguably the best-known. ...more
Oct
30
2018
Delivering veterinary services to cats is a different breed of care. And while some practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare. Partners of Healthy pets (PHP) has free resources to help both. ...more
Oct
29
2018
Halloween’s fun for people, but for pets, maybe not so much. “From a pet’s perspective, Halloween can be truly terrifying,” says AAHA Senior Veterinary Officer Heather Loenser, DVM. “Strangers in costumes invading their home every 10 minutes—super scary! So, what our clients need is clear, concise, accurate advice that they can implement quickly to keep Halloween free of horrors.”

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Oct
25
2018
It turns out that chocolate is bad for dogs in more ways than one—if the dog in question is a chocolate Lab. New research found that chocolate-colored Labrador retrievers don’t live as long as black or yellow Labs. They’re also more prone to ear infections and skin diseases. Those are among the findings of a new study published last week in the journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology ...more
Oct
25
2018
This week: The death of a pet influencer can influence his owner’s income, a pet insurance claim that involves missile silos and missing dogs, and pets can tell time (you’re running late on dinner, BTW). ...more
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