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.
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: A new cat virus discovered in Vancouver, snake-bit cats do better than snake-bit dogs, and scientists can now test dolphins and sea turtles for COVID-19.
This week: Urban environments are bad for pets’—and owners’—allergies, a wild mink in Utah with COVID bodes ill for the future, and kangaroos can tell us what they want.
Viruses mutate, and multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID are currently circulating. Should you be worried?
This week: An airline bans emotional-support animals, COVID-sniffing dogs are headed for Tallahassee, and a new study unlocks the secrets of catnip.
This month, AAHA and the AVMA released the 2021 AAHA/AVMA Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice , a step-by-step roadmap for how to incorporate telehealth effectively and efficiently into veterinary practices.
The 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines are here, and there’s plenty that's new.
We’ve known for years that grapes are toxic to dogs. But we didn’t quite know why. Now we might, and homemade playdough is the reason.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Reporting animal abuse becomes mandatory in parts of Canada, a cloned dog gets cloned, and yes, dogs are smarter than cats.