Dog bites and dog-related injuries, which accounted for over one-third of all homeowners’ insurance liability claims in 2014, paid out $530 million. California, No. 1, contributed $62.8 million to that sum, reports the Insurance Information Institute. However, incidents of dog bites are actually decreasing, notes a 2008 survey. Or are they? An AVMA literature review shares the complex landscape of dog bite studies.
Pet Sitters International (PSI), the educational association for professional pet sitters, released its 2016 State of the Industry Survey. PSI’s member pet-sitting businesses performed more than 17 million pet-sitting assignments and generated more than $391 million in pet-sitting revenues last year. Source: Pet Product News, Sept. 20, 2016
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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.
The Task Force has designated four age-related life stages ( Table 1 ): the kitten stage, from birth up to 1 year; young adult, from 1 year through 6 years; mature adult, from 7 to 10 years; and senior, aged over 10 years. The fifth, end-of-life stage can occur at any age. These guidelines focus on the life stages of kitten through to senior.
Now more than ever, the wide range of integrative modalities is beginning to make significant contributions to veterinary healthcare. These techniques can be combined with conventional approaches to offer noninvasive strategies, such as massage therapy, to facilitate the return of function and mobility, and to aid in the process of healing.
Legal Complications of Complementary Medicine: What’s In Your Practice Act?
A recent survey of veterinarians revealed mixed results regarding current trends in diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in dogs. The good news is that newer antipruritics (e.g., oclacitinib, lokivetmab) are improving patient comfort and changing the way more than three-quarters (78.7%) of veterinarians are diagnosing, managing, and treating atopic dogs. The survey also revealed bad news, however.
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