Bexacat is the first oral drug treatment of diabetes in cats and offers an alternative to insulin injections—but veterinarians must choose the right patients due to important safety considerations.
Nearly 40% of dogs show signs of canine osteoarthritis (OA), but many don’t receive treatment. That could change with the newly FDA-approved Librela, a monthly injectable that has been used by veterinarians in Europe for the past two years with largely positive results.
As 2019 draws to a close and we look back over the year that was, NEWStat put together a list of the most popular news stories we published over the last 12 months.
This week: A frostbitten cat gets 3D-printed paws, a con man peddling canine-cancer cures gets caught, and a veterinary school that admits rejected candidates . . . for a price.
The Dog Aging Project brings together citizen scientists and a cross-disciplinary team from aging biology, human medicine, and veterinary medicine to help dogs—and humans—live longer.
Topics that most interested NEWStat readers in the past year included treating cat pain, research on aging in dogs, mental health resources, and the question of whether vet professionals are genetically wired to work with animals.