This week: A dog’s lick turns deadly, cruelty to animals is now a federal crime, and mixed news from the AVMA Economic Summit.
This week: A proposed law would require veterinarians in Florida to report suspected animal abuse, beleaguered dog-walking app Wag under fire again, and the sad passing of a popular pet influencer.
Things are a long way from being anywhere near back to normal , but with many states starting to relax stay-at-home orders and allowing businesses to gradually begin reopening, employers and staff alike are wondering what that ’ s going to look like. Animal h ospitals are no exception.
Compounding drugs for animal patients is regulated by 50 different state boards of pharmacy and murky federal laws. Although compounded drugs are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are allowed when approved drugs are not available or suitable for the intended use. Veterinarians should remember a few key things in order to stay safe and on the right side of the law. Potency, safety, efficacy and bioavailability are not guaranteedCompounding from bulk chemicals is in a “regulatory void”Compounds may only be distributed to the patient for which they were prescribedCompounding to make a cheaper version of an approved drug that already exists is illegal Use a PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy when possible
This week: Researchers investigate why pets catch coronavirus, feeding cats less frequently may be better for them, and a poll on pet owners’ attitudes toward CBD.
This week: Military veterans with PTSD could get free service dogs, trekking to Idaho to find out if dogs can detect bird flu, and Santa’s reindeer are cleared for flight.
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This week: The FDA investigates reports of aflatoxin in pet food, dog racing to end in Florida, and the first year of pet ownership is the hardest.
This week: Find out if you follow the most popular pet influencers, the FDA recalls more pet food products, and gender discrimination in the veterinary profession.
According to Banfield Pet Hospital, pet obesity is an epidemic. But if it’s an epidemic, does that mean it’s a disease?