Dec
18
2018
Two years ago, Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) partnered with Vetstreet, a leading provider of veterinary marketing solutions, to develop the Inactive Client Program, a client-centric email reminder program to reengage inactive pet owners. The new program targeted pet owners whose pets had not been seen by a veterinary practice for 14 months or longer. 1,612 practices enrolled. ...more
Dec
17
2018
While women have historically borne the brunt of domestic violence, as many as 86% of domestic violence survivors have reported that their family pets had been threatened, harmed, or killed by their partners. And as many as 48% said they had delayed leaving a dangerous situation out of concern for their pets’ safety. Yet only only about 3% of domestic violence shelters in the US are currently set up to accommodate companion animals. ...more
Dec
13
2018
This week: The Viking era was a good time to be a cat, thiamine concerns spark a cat food recall, and balancing motherhood and veterinary school ain’t easy (but you knew that). ...more
Dec
12
2018
Granted, that’s a pretty loose interpretation of the findings, but a new study by researchers at the University of Liverpool suggests that while dogs may look like their owners, cats act like them.
Researchers measured five personality traits in cats known as the “Feline Five”: friendliness, impulsiveness, dominance, neuroticism, and extroversion. ...more
Dec
11
2018
Catherine Ashe, DVM, explains what drool is and why dogs do it. She also discusses normal and abnormal drool in a format that can be used on social media, in e-newsletters and with clients whose dogs slobber. ...more
Dec
10
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine recently approved Pexion (imepitoin tablets) to treat noise aversion in dogs. It’s a common condition—one study found that 40% of dogs may suffer from some degree of noise aversion—and one with possibly serious health implications, indicates a study that shows that noise aversion in dogs could be a sign of serous pain. ...more
Dec
7
2018
Parvo and lepto and influenza—oh my! No matter how clean your practice seems to be, these and other dangerous pathogens could be lurking in the least obvious places, just waiting to sicken your patients, your clients, and your staff. The newly published 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines (ICPB) can help. ...more
Dec
6
2018
This week: Dog-walking apps lose market share in China, women sleep better next to a dog than next to a person, and poop-DNA testing identifies dog owners who don’t pick up after their pets. ...more
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