People are preparing to go back to work, but their new pets most likely won’t be going with them. And those who adopted a pet during lockdown could be in for a rude surprise once they get home.
Veterinary professionals know the positive effects dogs have on families. A study now supports that with a unique demographic: families with autistic children. Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, thanks to a grant from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), found that there was improved family functioning when families had a dog. The study was published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior Applications and Research on March 13.
At the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, released its findings on its Connecting with Today’s Clients (CTC): The Importance of Local, Timely Parasite Information Study.
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that many pet owners are severely underestimating the potential health risks of cat bites. The study reviewed 193 biting incidents from 2009 to 2011 and found that people often delay seeking treatment for cat bites, sometimes leading to significant health problems.
With social distancing and staying at home the new norm, everyone—including your clients and their pets—are experiencing head-spinning lifestyle changes. The silver lining: you can do more than ever to help get them into top shape during this downtime.
A study published in the Aug. 1 edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association looked at a small sampling of veterinary hospitals' use of electronic veterinary medical record (EVMR) systems. Despite the small sample size, the researchers came away with some big ideas about how the veterinary profession can better use EVMRs to improve animal health care.
For pet owners, a cancer diagnosis can be scary. But chemotherapy medications can help alleviate some of that fear, a new study suggests. A retrospective study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Kansas State University, found that vinorelbine, a chemotherapy medication, is effective in treating several types of malignant tumors in dogs. The study was published June 1 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
If your clients complain that their feline pets are picky eaters, there may be a good reason for their behavior. At least, that's what a new study suggests. Researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and the University of Sydney in Australia found that cats can learn about the nutrient content of their food over time and then select foods to reach a target composition, overriding flavor. The study was published June 15 in Royal Society Open Science.
Most dogs and cats have some periodontal disease by the time they are three years old, according to the American Veterinary Dental College. But a new study hopes to change that, especially for cats. Researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition in the U.K. studied the bacterial composition associated with health, gingivitis, and mild periodontitis in cats to understand contributing factors. The results were published Nov. 25 in PLOS|ONE.
Advising a client or potential client on what type of pet is best for their family can be tricky. But a new study might make the answer at least a little clearer.