The insurance company Nationwide released a March 2017 study looking at the prevalence of disease in brachycephalic breeds based on insurance claims. The study looked at the insurance claims of more than 1.27 million dogs over a nine-year span.
Everyone has heard of Ace Ventura. But real pet detectives do exist, although there are only a handful operating in the United States. Well-trained pet detectives and their four-legged partners can literally sniff out a lost pet, sometimes in a matter of hours. At the annual conference of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in Seattle last week, two pet detectives gave a series of presentations on what they do and how they do it. Annalisa Berns and Landa Coldiron are certified Missing Animal Response (MAR) Technicians. The two women own their own companies, Pet Search and Rescue and Lost Pet Detection respectively. Berns and Coldiron use a variety of methods to track and search for lost pets, but their most important tools are their dogs.
Kennel Fire Kills Three Dogs and Illustrates Importance of Fire, Smoke Detectors in Kennels and Vete
Qualified professionals can be valuable partners of your veterinary behavior team.
Three cities consider or pass vicious dogs rules.
This week: Arizona has a new veterinary school in the works, the world’s luckiest dog survives a swim, and a new scholarship program for veterinary technicians.
The ultimate goal of wellness care is improved quality of life and longevity. Comprehensive life stage wellness care permits early detection and treatment or control of disease and cost-saving in long-term healthcare expenses.
Certified Technicians are in High Demand, but are Veterinarians Willing to Pay for Qualifications?
This week: COVID PPE is killing wildlife, the science behind French rabbits’ unique gait, and another recall from Midwestern Pet Foods (but not for aflatoxin).
One of the surest strategies for improving business is to offer wellness plans, which are perhaps the most underutilized marketing tool in the veterinary industry.