It’s official. COVID-19 is a pandemic. Which makes doing what you can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus even more critical. Ensuring that your hospital’s schedule isn’t disrupted by clients worried about catching the coronavirus by going out in public is a little trickier.
Bravo Packing, Inc., has expanded a voluntary recall of two frozen raw pet food products after samples tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes .
When you prescribe a medication for a patient, do you advise the client on the proper disposal of those meds? Most veterinarians don’t.A 2018 study by researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) found that 60%
It’s like the paleo diet, only for pets. Grain-free, all-meat, and raw-food diets are hugely popular with pet owners who like the idea of feeding their cats and dogs a diet that’s closer to what their ancestor ate in the wilds. The problem is, there’s no hard, scientific evidence that raw meat–based diets (RMBDs) are any healthier than traditional dry or canned pet foods.
If you’re a confirmed carnivore, how would you feel if your pet went vegan? A new study finds that one-quarter of pet owners who identify as vegans feed their dog or cat a vegan diet, while more than one-third of all dog and cat owners (which includes a lot more meat-eaters than vegans) are interested in plant-based diets for their pets.
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.
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.
“I see a lot of epileptic patients,” says Stephanie McGrath, DVM, MS. “It’s a very heart-wrenching disease.” Canine idiopathic epilepsy affects up to 5.7% of the pet dog population worldwide. McGrath, a neurologist and researcher at Colorado State University’s (CSU) Veterinary Teaching Hospital who says she’s frustrated at the lack of good options for treating it, thinks cannabidiols (CBD) might be one answer.
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This week: The passing of the world’s first cloned cat, face mask theft skyrockets, and where do cats go when they’re out and about?