Poll: Should the U.S. Ban Cat Declawing?
After New York State banned declawing of cats, we asked our Facebook fans if they agreed or disagreed. Four hundred people voted, with 94% voting in favor of the legislation.
World Animal Day — 12 Ways to Get Involved
World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. More than 1,000 events are held every year in more than 70 countries, from Andorra to Zimbabwe.
Study: Sterilization Is Best for Controlling Feral Cats
“Sadly, many communities still opt to do nothing to control populations of community cats or use outdated, ineffective methods — such as sporadic trapping and removal,” says one of the study’s coauthors. “This research confirms high-intensity TNR is the most effective, humane way to stabilize a population of community cats and, over time, reduce them.”
Poll: Have You Suspected Clients of Obtaining Opioids for Personal Use?
We asked our Facebook users, ”Have you ever suspected a pet parent of obtaining opioids for his or her pet so he or she can use the painkillers themselves?“ 62% answered ”yes“ and 38% said ”no.“
WSAVA Adds Animal Welfare Guidelines
WSAVA, which is dedicated to advancing the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide, has released its animal welfare guidelines.
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Announces New Resource Guide to Safely Prescribing Opioids
Veterinarians are on the front lines when it comes to combating the opioid epidemic that has gripped much of our country. Keeping opioids secure in the veterinary practice, while retaining access for patients who need pain control, is a primary concern. To address this concern, the FDA published a resource that will help veterinarians comply …
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Heartworm Disease in Ferrets
Bianca Zaffarano, DVM Iowa State University The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics related to heartworm research and …
Are Practice Values Changing Over Time?
David McCormick, MS, and Dick Goebel, DVM, AIBA Practice owners frequently wonder about how much their practice is worth. When contemplating this, owners may consider whether, in the grand scheme of things, practice values have changed over the years? WHAT INFLUENCES PRACTICE VALUE The value of a veterinary practice is driven by the return received …
Welfare & Ethics in Veterinary Shelter Medicine
Sherry Loveless, Animal Behavior and Conservation Program of Hunter College, City University of New York and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Arlington, Virginia Animal behavior and welfare scientists, veterinarians, and researchers from disciplines, such as physiology, psychology, and ethics have made ardent strides in understanding and improving the lives of animals in …