Banfield released its 2017 State of Pet Health Report on June 27 and the numbers showed that pets’ waistlines are continuing to grow. The report analyzed the health records of the 2.5 million dogs and 500,000 cats that visited Banfield facilities across the United States in 2016.
The results of Partners for Healthy Pets’ (PHP) new inactive client reminder program is music to the veterinary profession’s ears —it has convincingly demonstrated the program’s ability to re-engage inactive clients with their veterinary practices.
Anyone who has ever put a beloved pet to sleep might wonder if there’s such a thing as a good euthanasia. Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, and a leading authority on companion animal euthanasia, says yes. “A good euthanasia is one that holds beauty in the presence of extreme sadness and heartbreak,” Cooney says.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is pleased to release its newly revised Canine Vaccination Guidelines.
Ready to improve your practice’s diabetes management game? AAHA’s newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines feature a robust resource center full of mobile-friendly tools and educational materials to empower practitioners and pet owners alike.
The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect.
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