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  • Oral administration of famciclovir for treatment of feline herpesvirus type 1 infections Famciclovir, an oral prodrug of penciclovir, is an increasingly common treatment for FHV-1–infected cats. Penciclovir is a nucleoside deoxyguanosine analog with potent antiviral activity against HSV-1, HSV-2, and varicella zoster virus, as well as variabl...  more
  • Chris Brown Could Face Jail Time Over Exotic Pet Monkey (ANIMAL NEWS/EXOTIC PETS) Singer Chris Brown is under fire once again after posting an Instagram video last month of his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with his pet capuchin monkey, Fiji. The video prompted numerous calls to the California... [Get...  more Published: January 15, 2018
  • Not another shedding question … You know shedding is normal, but your veterinary clients (who are likely covered in dog or cat hair) may not. Here’s how to handle concerns about “excessive” shedding. read more Published: January 16, 2018
  • “Keep your paws off my claws” Feliscratch by Feliway might be the perfect solution to help cats keep their claws, cat owners keep their furniture and both keep their sanity. read more Published: January 4, 2018
  • dvm360's top 10 clinical videos of 2017 Scaredy cats, canine extractions, chronic diarrhea and anal sacculectomies were but a few of the veterinary clinical videos that drew the most attention this year. read more Published: January 1, 2018
  • Cuckoo Birds: Con Men Of The Sky (WILDLIFE/BIRDS) Many animals mimic predators for self defense: the mimic octopus imitates several species of dangerous fish, the harmless milk snake looks very similar to the deadly coral snake, and butterflies have wings that look like owl eyes.... [Get...  more Published: January 18, 2018
  • Use of oral trazodone for sedation in Cats The latest census on pets in the United States shows that only half of all owned cats receive annual veterinary care, a decrease of 13.5% since 2006. One of the major factors contributing to this decline is cats' resistance to transportation and examinati...  more
  • Precursor immune-mediated anemia Over 200 dogs have been described with nonregenerative anemia suspected to be caused by an immune-mediated mechanism and commonly suggested to involve targeting of erythroid precursors. Approximately 110 of these dogs had evidence of concurrent erythrocyt...  more
  • Petco stores now house veterinary clinics Texas, California and Colorado are first Published: January 10, 2018
  • When Someone Brings Me Food (PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) The look of joy on this hedgehog's face as he's being fed is guaranteed to make your day. -- Global Animal [Get the full story by clicking the headline link to GlobalAnimal.org.] Published: January 17, 2018
  • Monitoring Oral Pain With Dental Disease in Pets Oral, dental, and maxillofacial pathology is the most common problem in veterinary dentistry. As a matter of fact, recent studies suggest that up to 90% of patients have periodontal disease.1 In addition, 10% of dogs have fractured teeth with pulp exposur...  more
  • Help idle pets have a ball One of dogs’ favorite toys joins the recent wave of interactive pet electronics. You decide whether it’s a good match for your veterinary clients or in your hospital or boarding. read more Published: December 29, 2017
  • This Cat Sack Is The Purr-fect For Your Kitty To Travel (CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This cat sack from the Cat in the Bag Co. ensures you can take your cat anywhere with ease! This bag-style carrier is perfect for traveling and administering medicine, but the restraint is gentle and comfortable,... [Get the...  more Published: January 16, 2018
  • Cold-blooded Crocodilians’ Amazing Survival Tactics (ALLIGATORS/WILDLIFE) Do you ever wonder how a cold-blooded animal could survive in freezing weather? A few alligators in North Carolina revealed their secret. During this month’s cold snap in the Eastern U.S., these bitter-cold crocodilians nestled... [G...  more Published: January 16, 2018
  • “Say Cheese, Fluffy!” How To Take Pet Photos Like A Pro (ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS) Like a chocolate soufflé, pet photos are wonderful to enjoy but can be difficult to create. Wish you could take perfect pictures of your beloved pet? Check out these expert tips from a professional pet photographer. — Global... [Get...  more Published: January 18, 2018
  • Use of darbepoetin to stimulate erythropoiesis | of chronic kidney disease in Dogs Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a metabolic disorder of companion animals, estimated to occur in 0.4 to 1.5% of dogs and represented in a higher percentage of older dogs and those evaluated at tertiary care facilities. A progressive, normocytic, normochro...  more
  • Journal Scan: Rabies revelation A recent study proposes the first-ever molecular model for the cause of rabies infection-associated behavior. read more Published: January 8, 2018
  • Proliferation of corporate practice at forefront of veterinary meeting AVMA delegates discuss the changing veterinary landscape Published: January 8, 2018
  • Client handout: Lower stress for the sick cat Experts think conditions like interstitial feline cystitis are exacerbated (maybe even caused) by the feline stress response. Once cats are sick, what can your veterinary clients do to lower stress for their sensitive cat? This handout can help. read more Published: January 10, 2018
  • Becoming a no-declaw veterinary practice Deciding to not offer declaws anymore was only the first step. The next steps involved training our team and updating our materials. Here’s how we did it. read more Published: January 2, 2018
  • Make sure clients don't derail the benefits of veterinary therapeutic diets The treats pet owners add on top can toy with the benefits. read more Published: January 3, 2018
  • This Special Rat Loves Eating Upside Down (CUTE PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Pan is a special needs rat who was saved from being eaten by a snake when he was only 5 weeks old. He has suffered from seizures and other issues throughout his whole life. He cannot climb or do things like most rats,... [G...  more Published: January 18, 2018
  • Alan Abrams: 'All I wanted to do was give back' Embattled CEO defends foundation as complaints mount Published: December 21, 2017
  • Recommendations for approaches to methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections in small animals Multiple drug resistance (MDR) in staphylococci, including resistance to the semi-synthetic, penicillinase-resistant penicillins such as methicillin, is a problem of global proportions that presents serious challenges to the successful treatment of staphy...  more
  • UPDATE: Ringleader State Falls Short Of Becoming The First To Ban Exotic Animal Circus Acts (ANIMAL NEWS/CIRCUSES) After overwhelmingly sweeping the Senate by a vote of 31-0, New Jersey now leads as the first U.S. state to ban traveling wild animal acts. Last year, Illinois and New York similarly banned all traveling acts with elephants,... [Get...  more Published: January 17, 2018
  • Reaching for declaw alternatives? Four products to recommend Luna would love these options for curbing her destructive scratching in the house. read more Published: January 11, 2018
  • Use of poliglecaprone for perineal urethrostomy in Cats Perineal urethrostomy (PU) is predominantly performed in male cats to bypass the distal portion of the urethra and create a permanent opening between the pelvic urethra and perineal skin. Primary indications for PU include recurrent distal urethral obstru...  more
  • Second veterinary business allies with Petco to run in-store clinics The Pet Vet plans operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas Published: January 18, 2018
  • COE amends standards to address veterinary student well-being, debt Jan. 31 deadline to comment on revisions to standard 11 Published: January 4, 2018
  • Predictors of clinical behavior for feline diffuse iris melanoma The eye is the most common location for feline melanocytic neoplasia, with feline diffuse iris melanoma (FDIM) accounting for 26% of feline submissions to an ocular pathology laboratory, and 50% of feline neoplasms diagnosed by the lab. Feline diffuse iri...  more
  • One thing you're getting wrong in feline thoracic imaging According to Dr. Pollard, a radiograph alone won't give you the answer you're looking for when you suspect a veterinary patient's heart is abnormal. read more Published: January 4, 2018

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