Meet the 2019 National Stunt Dog Champions: Maggie Weston, DVM, and her 15-month-old Australian shepherd, Skye. Weston says she got involved in dog sports after she graduated from veterinary school “and discovered I had a little bit more free time. . .”
It's official: Prozinc's not just for cats anymore. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it had approved ProZinc for the treatment of hyperglycemia and clinical signs associated with hyperglycemia in dogs with diabetes mellitus.
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.
On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted pet owners and veterinary professionals that at least 11 different brands of dog food are recalling their products and that people need to check before feeding any dry food to their dogs. “Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D,” the FDA said
A New York City Health Department rule bans anyone from taking money to care for an animal outside a licensed kennel; the rule has long been ignored in the city, but new dog-sitting businesses have caused the department to take a second look at enforcement.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring labeling changes to three critical care medications used for people and animals. On June 20, the FDA announced the labeling changes that affect epinephrine injection, isoproterenol hydrochloride injection, and neostigmine methylsulfate injection.
The VFD, enacted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, regulates antibiotics used for food-producing animals. This includes backyard chickens, who have been growing in popularity that past several years.
On Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts all passed the legalization of recreational marijuana and another four states passed the medical use of marijuana. When legalization passes, veterinarians know that cases of marijuana intoxication also increase. But what else can you expect?
Starting January 1, 2017, all animals that fall under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) have to be prescribed VFD antibiotics through a veterinarian. Bees are food-producing animals, which means they fall under these regulations, whether it is a hobby hive or large commercial operation.
Animal abuse, like any form of abuse, is unacceptable and this year, such crime statistics will be collected by at least one state, and at the federal level. In Tennessee, the first Animal Abuse Registry in the country launched Jan. 1. On a federal level, In 2016, the FBI will begin to collect statistics of animal cruelty crimes through its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the data will be available to the public in 2017.