Benjamin Franklin once said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That is as true today as it was then and can be applied to pet health and the preventive care of your clients.
Although some veterinary practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is one of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous sayings. And it’s as true of pet care as it is of anything else. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP).
Delivering veterinary services to cats is a different breed of care. And while some practices are exclusively dedicated to the care of cats, others would like to develop an increased focus on feline healthcare. Partners of Healthy pets (PHP) has free resources to help both.
As we begin Partners for Healthy Pets’ (PHP) sixth year of existence, we want to thank you for helping us stay true to our mission of ensuring that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian.
A preventive healthcare program enables a practice to take its patient care to the next level. But where do you begin? And how do you assess the value of the tools and resources available? Talk with your peers. Practices across the country are using tools and resources offered by Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of 100+ veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with free, online tools from Partners for Healthy Pets—and earn nine credit hours of RACE- and CVPM-approved CE.
The use of chemotherapeutic agents for cancer treatment has long been a common approach in treating veterinary patients. Access to more sophisticated diagnostics and treatments have increased over time, and more pet owners are willing to seek advanced care when pets are diagnosed with cancer. Clinicians now have a broader range of options to offer from conventional chemotherapy to radiation therapy to targeted approaches such as the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
Consider this common everyday scenario: a dog presents with pruritus associated with early onset allergic dermatitis or a flare of allergic disease. How you manage this situation is important not only for this episode but also has important consequences for what follows.
Hypertension is a common clinical problem in aged cats and most often develops secondary to other diseases, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hyperthyroidism, and is classified as secondary hypertension. In about 20% of cases, however, no specific disease is identified, and the condition is referred to as idiopathic hypertension.