Sometimes a huge gap exists between what a veterinarian tells a client and what the client actually hears. Most practices don't realize these communication gaps even exist! We know this because a white paper was recently published that covers a five-year span of healthcare teams and owners participating in the survey.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a case study shows dogs could help children with physical disabilities, veterinarians at CSU develop an at-home parvo treatment, and two dogs in Colorado tested positive for rabies.
This week: BluePearl expands end-of-life services, climate change has Arctic animals on the move, and a spike in pandemic-related dog bites.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: genetic studies about obesity in dogs and people influence each other, a dog food subscription service raises $8 million, and taking a different approach to common interview questions.
Say the US Food and Drug administration has issued another pet food recall. Some animals are dying. Are your patients at risk? Imagine being able to comb through all your patient records with a couple of keystrokes and identify how many patients in the last month came in presenting with the same set of gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientists at Stanford University teamed up with veterinarians at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to develop
Raw food diets are rooted in the notion that dogs and cats are carnivores who crave protein and evolved to eat meat. But is meat what they really want to eat? Maybe only if it tastes good. A new study shows that when food is altered to remove the appetizing taste, dogs and cats will pass up protein in favor of other macronutrients. Specifically, dogs prefer fat, and cats like carbs.
A couple of Canadian researchers may have figured out why cats get COVID and dogs don’t: a mutation in the gene that provides a vector for the novel coronavirus.
This week: Man bites dog, cat wins lawsuit, and monkeys get cloned
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: Veterinary school admissions bias, 5 kittens born conjoined, and the race is on for the 2021 American Humane Hero Dog Award.