This week: Researchers at the VA are off the hook, animal cruelty could become a federal offence, and a new app lets you swipe right to find your perfect (pet) match.
With temperatures plunging and much of the country expected to remain in the deep freeze through the weekend, AAHA Senior Veterinary Officer Heather Loenser, DVM, urges veterinary professionals to remind pet owners of the dangers that cold weather can pose to pets and pass along the following cold weather safety tips.
This week: Proof that there’s life after not getting into veterinary school, Boo goes bye bye, and Wag offers hush money to pet owners after a walk goes awry.
This week: Prehistoric dogs so big you wouldn’t want to pick up after them, a couple of cats living the Silicon Valley lifestyle, and a UK dog food maker unveils what’s basically kibbles ’n bits of insects
This week: Airport security replacing pointy-eared sniffer dogs with floppy-eared ones; canine aggressiveness could be linked to gut microbes; and if you’re into kink, you could be a cat owner.
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.”
A New York veterinarian and a New Jersey veterinary assistant who each dedicate countless hours to volunteer activities were the non-canine winners at the eighth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards. AAHA Chief Executive Officer, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus) was one of the judges, so he knows just how tough the competition was.
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), has proclaimed October 14–20, 2018, to be National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW). This annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare. AAHA and Zoetis Petcare recognize that no one becomes a veterinary technician by accident. It's a calling that only a select few can answer.
People got sick because the puppies didn’t. Or, to put it another way, contact with puppies sold at some pet stores put people at risk of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. That’s the conclusion reached by scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a new report.
As Hurricane Florence churns relentlessly toward the Carolina coastline, veterinary hospitals in the storm’s path are putting their emergency plans into place. If the “storm of a lifetime” were bearing down on your practice, would you be ready? No matter where you’re located, make sure your practice team is prepared to handle any emergency, from floods to wildfires, with these tips.