Mar
25
2019
Veterinarians must always be open minded and ready to challenge the status quo when new information challenges how we practice, writes Mark Goldstein, DVM. Goldstein and Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM, respectfully discuss their disagreements about the medical and societal need for early spays and neuters in America’s pets. ...more
Mar
21
2019
This press release just in from Hill's Pet Nutrition: It is with sincere regret that I write to inform you that Hill’s is expanding the voluntarily recall of canned dog food products relating to the January 31st recall. As a company, and as pet parents, we always put our pets’ health and wellness first and pride ourselves on developing the best nutrition to meet their needs....more
Mar
21
2019
It’s been known for some time that samples tested immediately, in-house, provide better results than those tested later. As more practitioners use in-house equipment to review samples within minutes of collection, the case for the trueness of in-house readings is resounding louder. Are you convinced yet that an in-house laboratory could be a valuable part of your veterinary practice? Whether you have one or you are thinking about acquiring one, make sure that you follow these five steps to a better lab. ...more
Mar
20
2019
Benchmarking is a critical part of practice management. And if you’re not comparing your practice’s financial performance to similar practices, you’re curbing your profitability and limiting your hospital’s potential. Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, Tenth Edition, can help you unleash both. ...more
Mar
19
2019
Prevention is key to improving the lives of our patients and their owners. 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--along with 9 hours of RACE-approved and CVPM-approved CE....more
Mar
18
2019
March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month. It’s a good time for veterinary professionals to educate their clients on the dangers of accidental pet poisonings and how to prevent them. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) can help. ...more
Mar
16
2019
Forget that romantic lone wolf stereotype. Wild wolves work together to hunt, rear their offspring, and defend their territory. And they passed those traits down to modern-day dogs—their closest relatives. And a new study suggests that it’s those traits that enable dogs to cooperate and work with humans, which goes counter to the conventional wisdom that dogs learned to cooperate with humans through the process of domestication—a process that supposedly bred the wolf right out of them. ...more
Mar
15
2019
It’s a cautionary tale about making assumptions. When a three-year-old mixed-breed dog in Colorado developed a fever and began acting lethargic last December, his owner took him to a veterinarian, who treated him with antibiotics. When the dog started coughing up blood and the owner mentioned that the dog had been sniffing a dead prairie dog, the veterinarian decided to test for plague. ...more
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