Death and other client kindnesses
By: Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

Pet owners need hospice and euthanasia help in your patients’ rough moments. Brush up on your client communication and manage these exam room and home encounters right.
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How One Vet Clinic Improved Flea and Tick Compliance
By: Don Jergler

Meghan Bingham, CVPM, of West Alabama Animal Clinic in Houston has 76 percent of her pet patients leaving with flea, tick and heartworm preventatives.
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Maine brings its fight against opioid abuse to veterinarians
By: Rachael Zimlich

Clinicians must check a state database for pet owner drug abuse before prescribing opioids or benzodiazepines-but the new law won’t prevent them from prescribing those medications even when they suspect abuse.
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Have You Experienced ‘Vet Shopping’?
By:Jessica Pineda

The Washington Post reports on a case of a pet owner purposefully injuring her dog to gain access to its prescription medication.
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Survey: Can Therapy Animal Visits Pose Risk to Patients?
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

A survey performed by researchers from the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction found that most facilities that allow therapy animal visits don’t follow or have health and safety recommendations or policies.
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Vet Saves Dog Bitten by Coral Snake
By: Jessica Pineda

The veterinary team at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in San Antonio, Texas, encountered their first coral snake bite case and saved Elvis too.
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Hill’s Announces Assistance Dog of the Year for 2017
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

Scout, a 5-year-old Golden Retriever, earns the title and a two-year supply of Hill’s Science Diet dog food.
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Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options
By:Maria Maddox, LVT, CCRP, AMCP

Patellar luxation (PL) is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic pathologies seen in dogs and has been diagnosed in many other mammalian species as well. PL is the displacement of the patella out of the distal femoral patellar surface, or trochlea. The patella can displace, or luxate, medially or laterally.
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Feline Physical Rehabilitation

By: Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA

A feline patient is not a canine patient, period. Nonetheless, developing a physical rehabilitation program for a cat, while sometimes challenging, is absolutely possible.
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States with the Fattest Pets Revealed in New Report
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer

As Americans are getting fatter, so are their pets – a new report says that about a third of pet cats and dogs in the United States are overweight or obese.
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Can Your Pet Go Blind from the Solar Eclipse?

By: Laura Geggel, Senior Writer

People with plans to watch the upcoming solar eclipse likely have a long checklist of things to do, but should that checklist include securing protective glasses for their furry friends?
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Whisker fatigue: Did pet bowl companies invent a feline malady?

By: Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

The New York Times says whisker fatigue is plaguing cats. The solution? Why just a $40 feeding dish.
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Drinking Behavior of Horses: Six Facts About Water Intake
By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

As horse owners, we know well the importance of providing horses with water. Consider these six facts about water the next time you’re scrubbing buckets or waiting for the trough to fill.
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Brush Up on Equine Anatomy with New Guide Book
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

“Equine Anatomy Guide: The Head and Neck, an Illustrated Guide, ” written by professors from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, is now available at Wiley.
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Chewing Problems in Horses: Consider TMJ Issues

By: Kentucky Equine Research Staff

When faced with chewing problems in horses, what do owners do? More likely than not, they will scroll through their contacts in search of the equine dentist or veterinarian. Are there sharp hooks and points? Loose or missing teeth? An abscess? Few horse owners would consider irregularities of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
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Nominate an Equine Vet for American Farrier Journal Hall of Fame
By: Veterinary Practice News Editors

Know a veterinarian who has contributed to the knowledge of horse foot health? The American Farrier Journal is looking for nominations.
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Death and the road to ‘One Health’

By: Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

Over and over again, we veterinarians hear it from our clients: Our pets die better than we do. In many cases, they’ re right.
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That ‘out of control’ feeling in veterinary medicine
By: Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director, Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Do you pull the strings in your life and career? Or do you think luck, fate and other people are the deciding factor in your happiness and success?
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Common Leadership Myths
By: Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA

As veterinary medicine matures, deconstructs, and reconfigures for the team-based healthcare delivery needed to meet ever diminishing discretionary income of pet owners, only uncommon leadership will guide the practices which will flourish.
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July 31st is National Mutt Day
By: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

National Mutt Day is all about embracing, rescuing and celebrating mixed breed dogs – the biggest percentage of dogs surrendered, left behind and/or euthanized.
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