A recent report from the CDC highlights the need for routine rabies vaccinations of companion animals.
Interested in the animal health implications of COVID-19? Two of the experts who helped put together the 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines want to fill you in during a free webinar this Thursday, March 19.
Feline Study Proves Link Between Raw Diets, Salmonella
Media Fuels Myths About Parasite Carried By Cats
This month, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), published findings from a study that tested 74 dogs and 33 cats with current versus out-of-date vaccinations and that were exposed to rabid animals. Animals in the study with out-of-date vaccinations responded well after receiving an immediate rabies booster and did not develop any signs of illness.
Year-Round Heartworm Prevention Recommended for All Dogs, Cats
A global study on canine rabies, published April 16 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, estimates that globally canine rabies causes approximately 59,000 human deaths, over 3.7 million disability-adjusted life years (the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability, and early deaths), and $8.6 billion dollars in economic losses annually.
This week: Smuckers announces cat food recall, jerky-treat still suspect, and Blue Pearl reports a pandemic-related parvovirus outbreak.
Everyone knows cats love fish, but these days, dogs are eating their fair share, too. Especially salmon. Salmon is an increasingly common ingredient in commercial dog food because manufacturers are looking for unconventional protein sources and they want to include more omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Salmon fits the bill on both counts. Sadly, it’s also a great source of mercury.
Using the theme of "Houston, we have a problem," leaders of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced the formation of a new organization to promote pet wellness and address the downward trend in veterinary visits. The Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare (PPPH) was announced July 18, 2011, at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in St. Louis, by AAHA President Michael Moyer, VMD, and AVMA CEO W. Ron DeHaven, DVM, MBA. DeHaven said that like the crew and support team of Apollo 13 (which is where the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" originated from), the PPPH was formed to bring the profession together to find solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing problems.