If a pet insurance discussion isn’t part of your exam routine, it should be. Not only does pet insurance make costly treatments more manageable for clients, but dog owners with pet health insurance spend 29% more annually for veterinary care, and cat owners spend 81% more.
Pet owners frequently search "are peanuts safe for dogs?" Bottom line, certain types of nuts can cause poisonings, an upset stomach or an obstruction in a dog's gastrointestinal tract which can lead to life-saving
June is National Pet Preparedness Month and is a great reminder to all of us to include pets in our natural disaster preparation. Extreme weather conditions are scary and unpredictable, making it critical to have a disaster plan in place for everyone both at home and at work.In 2018, the United States saw 14 natural disaster events that caused a devastating loss of life.
A recent discussion among veterinary professionals and experts, which is currently available on VetFolio (titled: "2016 Pet Professionals Best Practices Consensus Statement"), addressed how pet professional businesses such as kennels, veterinary facilities, doggie daycares, dog walkers, groomers, and training facilities can prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including H3N2.
iVET360 works with numerous AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals around the United States to improve operations and financial performance. When we begin working with a veterinary practice, we ask the hospital’s owner and/or practice manager 9 questions, which refer to the foundational components critical for a hospital’s operational success.
Pet Sitters International (PSI), the educational association for professional pet sitters, released its 2016 State of the Industry Survey. PSI’s member pet-sitting businesses performed more than 17 million pet-sitting assignments and generated more than $391 million in pet-sitting revenues last year. Source: Pet Product News, Sept. 20, 2016
A recent survey of veterinarians revealed mixed results regarding current trends in diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in dogs. The good news is that newer antipruritics (e.g., oclacitinib, lokivetmab) are improving patient comfort and changing the way more than three-quarters (78.7%) of veterinarians are diagnosing, managing, and treating atopic dogs. The survey also revealed bad news, however.
Whether you’re a veterinarian or a pet owner, your goal is to provide the best possible care to your beloved animals. Sometimes that means offering or purchasing pet supplements to help with common pet health conditions. But how do you know if the pet supplements you’re using are legit?
A little effort from pet owners to maintain dog gear goes along ways to prevent the possibility of more serious issues.
Even though diabetes is treatable, pet owners are asked to do a lot to manage their pet’s disease, making communication with the veterinary team essential, writes David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM. He shares six ways you can help your clients manage their insulin-challenged pets.