The American Association of Feline Practitioners released their updated 2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines this week. Here’s what’s new.
Only a handful of states have authorized veterinarians to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. This Colorado veterinarian was one of the lucky few.
This week: COVID PPE is killing wildlife, the science behind French rabbits’ unique gait, and another recall from Midwestern Pet Foods (but not for aflatoxin).
Pentobarbital solution—the go-to drug for companion-animal euthanasia—has been in short supply for months. But Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP, says there’s no reason you would have known that “unless you do a lot of euthanasias.”
If that headline gives you déjà vu (“Didn’t the first dog in the US already test positive for SARS-CoV-2? Like, a month ago?”), you’re probably thinking of Winston.
This week: Frank talk about racial discrimination, the USDA beefs up guidelines for dog sellers, and pet ambulance in name only.
The FDA announced a recall of a sedative commonly used in the treatment of human COVID patients—and by some veterinarians as an anxiolytic.
This week: The FDA approves chewable tabs for canine congestive heart failure, a new veterinary school is slated to open next year, and COVID has changed the way people and pets shelter during a hurricane.
Most people know that the Veterinarian’s Oath focuses on caring for animals and protecting animal welfare. But there is also a very important line in the Oath: a newly minted veterinarian must also swear to benefit society through “the promotion of public health.”
Viruses mutate, and multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID are currently circulating. Should you be worried?