When market research firm Packaged Facts took the unusual step of issuing a June update to their 2020–2021 US Pet Market Outlook , they wanted to account for lowered expectations due to the pandemic’s effect on market forces. Luckily, they got it wrong.
According to Banfield Pet Hospital, pet obesity is an epidemic. But if it’s an epidemic, does that mean it’s a disease?
What do you do when a client comes to you asking about something they read about pet care on Google? Especially if it’s clear to you that the client doesn’t fully understand what they’ve read? If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it’s just a matter of time.
This week: A new music-streaming service for pets, the most-trafficked animal in the world might be one you’ve never heard of, and why you don’t want to be alone with a cat if the end is near.
This week: BluePearl expands end-of-life services, climate change has Arctic animals on the move, and a spike in pandemic-related dog bites.
Feline hyperthyroidism has become a growing cause for concern and research in the veterinary field. A study published in the February 2017 issue of Environmental Science and Technology found that use of chemical retardants in household objects showed up in dust around the home, meaning cats face a significant exposure to the chemicals.
This week: A new veterinary school will break ground in Texas despite controversy, a mysterious Leptospirosis outbreak in Utah, and 23 funny tweets about the differences between cat owners and dog owners.
This week: The lab animals most likely to lead to a coronavirus vaccine, and why you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about stray dogs and coronavirus. Plus, is pet grooming an “essential” service?
This week: Denver’s mayor votes thumbs down on pit bulls, the coronavirus slows down science, and canines could hold the key to brain cancer.
Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. The most important thing to know about cannabis in veterinary medicine is that things continue to change. By waiting for a definitive decree from national or state organizations or accepting prior statements as final, veterinarians may find themselves far behind in their knowledge of how cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) affect patients’ lives. Saying nothing may no longer be viable.