Mar
14
2019
This week: Housesit pets and see the world, that dog don't mush, and Banfield commits to keeping domestic abuse victims and their pets together. ...more
Mar
13
2019
Living longer is one of the health benefits of having a dog. Broken bones shouldn’t be a tradeoff. But that’s a risk American seniors increasingly face according to a new study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cases of broken bones in seniors associated with walking a dog on a leash are on the rise—in part, ironically, because more seniors are walking dogs in pursuit of those documented health benefits. ...more
Mar
12
2019
Before indulging a family cat to the wide variety of foods in a home, consider what is good and what is dangerous. Dog food is a no-no, for example. There are human foods that cats can eat. There is a list of absolutely forbidden ones, as well. Any food not specifically formulated for cats can affect their digestive system, causing vomiting, diarrhea or loss of appetite. ...more
Mar
11
2019
If we want to save seabirds, banning plastic straws alone won’t cut it. We need to ban plastic balloons. A recent study of more than 1,700 dead seabirds showed that the deaths of more than 25% were linked to eating plastic....more
Mar
7
2019
This week: Pet-friendly hotels have vacancies, German family’s dog winds up on eBay to pay back taxes, and a sled-dog wannabe tackles the Iditarod—very briefly. ...more
Mar
7
2019
The world of veterinary dentistry is complex and ever changing. To help you navigate it, AHHA has just released an update to the 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Created with the goals of decreasing oral pain and improving the quality of life for companion animals, the 2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats help veterinary practitioners expand upon their current client education efforts, ...more
Mar
6
2019
At least, that’s the conclusion reached in a new study that tested the efficacy of using computer touchscreens to stimulate dogs’ mental abilities, especially older dogs. Researchers in Austria and Hungary tested the cognitive abilities of 265 dogs of various breeds and ages by training them to push their snouts against a special touchscreen and select one of two pictures. ...more
Mar
5
2019
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—and nine credit hours of RACE- and CVPM-approved CE....more
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