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August 27, 2019

When dentals cause back pain (includes video)

Dental procedures can place extensive stress and strain on the bodies and minds of veterinary team members. These may lead to musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. Continue reading  

August 01, 2019

Pet diabetes and the role of insulin pens

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy in both dogs and cats. Though mechanistically different, the disease in both species typically requires the administration of insulin to the pet. Historically, the administration of insulin to pets has typically been via an insulin syringe.

July 23, 2019

When cats get fat

Veterinary teams will find this information valuable in developing visit and retention activities for feline patients and their owners. 

July 09, 2019

Snakebite dos and donts for dogs

Non-poisonous snakes, like the garter snake, don’t have fangs. They have rows of teeth and they do not produce toxic venom, says Travis Arndt, DVM. This distinction is crucial when it comes to snake bites on dogs.

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Research shows that pet owners are willing to make changes and embrace preventive healthcare visits if they know it will benefit their pets. But for pet owners to find value in the recommendations of veterinary professionals and be motivated by their advice, there must be effective communication between the healthcare team and pet owners.

June 25, 2019

All cats need heartworm prevention

Mosquitoes don’t ask permission before entering homes, offices, or other facilities. Sustained transmission in northern states expands the distribution and expansion of Dirofilaria immitis, the filarial nematode that is transmitted via infected mosquitoes, writes Richard Gerhold, DVM, MS, PhD. He discusses prevention differences in dogs and cats.

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