Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: federal loan rate increases affect veterinary students, the United Pet Group food recall expands, owners report greater satisfaction to classical music, Penn's veterinary school could retain its budget, and pet owners have a greater exposure to ticks.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a salmonella outbreak caused by backyard birds, researchers pinpoint a gene that causes skin disorder, manufacturers increase supply of dog flu vaccine, a survey shows the benefit of pet-friendly policies, and Colorado passes a bill for rural veterinarians.
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.
According to Banfield Pet Hospital, pet obesity is an epidemic. But if it’s an epidemic, does that mean it’s a disease?
The secret to getting pet owners to stay compliant with heartworm preventives? Frequent and frank conversations with your clients, according to a new study sponsored by Ceva. The findings were presented in an online webinar on April 24. (The webinar is a RACE-approved one-hour CE course.)
Fifteen percent of unused human medication gets flushed down the toilet. But only about 8% of pet medications get flushed. So, are veterinarians doing a better job of educating their clients on how to properly dispose of unused medication than physicians? Maybe, but it’s still not good enough.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: canine influenza continues to spread, rawhides recalled by the United Pet Group, a study shows dog owners have increased physical activity, and a veterinary college conducts a feline obesity study.
We already knew that Xylitol is poisonous to dogs; researchers figured that out back in the 1960s. But it turns out there’s way more of it out there than we realized—so many that the FDA recently issued a xylitol update.
It’s one thing to know the risk of vector-borne parasites on a national scale thanks to annual national projections. It’s quite another to know the risks in your own backyard. And now you’re able to.
This week: COVID-sniffing dogs to work NBA games, Arkansas house cat tests positive for COVID, and the toll climbs higher in the Sportmix pet food aflatoxin recall.