“Pet Parents” Are Shaking Up $75 Billion Pet Industry, New Data Shows
Orlando-based advertising agency Bigeye released its 2019 Pet Industry Study, which reveals how “pet parenting” is reshaping the landscape for the consumer packaged goods and retail industries.
Poll: Have You Ever Suspected a Pet Owner of Animal Abuse?
There are signs that an animal is being abused or neglected. Does a veterinarian have a legal duty to report suspected abuse, neglect or cruelty? Unfortunately, the laws vary by state, but there are steps veterinarians can take to help their patient. Plus, the results of our latest Facebook poll.
U.S. Pet Treat Market to Reach $6.7 Billion
Traditional sellers are benefiting from sales of pet treats, fueled by a growing interest in CBD and American-made products, according to the most recent edition of the Pet Treats and Chews in the U.S. report published by the market research firm Packaged Facts.
Poll: Do You Use Laser Therapy in Your Practice?
While laser therapy has been used in veterinary medicine to improve or treat a number of conditions and injuries, including wounds, osteoarthritis discomfort and inflammation, fewer than 40% of our Facebook fans incorporate it in their practice.
Zoo’s Red Panda Cub Recovering After Leg Amputation
Veterinarians says that Oklahoma City Zoo’s 4-month-old female red panda cub Khyana is recovering after she underwent surgery to amputate her left hind leg.
Researchers: Respiratory Diseases Linked to High Blood Pressure in Lungs
When dogs are coughing, wheezing or have shortness of breath, the symptoms may be a sign of pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that identifying respiratory diseases causing pulmonary hypertension can lead to improved health outcomes.
What It’s Like to be a Veterinarian Examining the Fossil Records of Injured Dinosaurs
A New York Times writer asked a veterinarian how he’d treat the injuries evident on fossilized bones of dinosaurs. We talked to the veterinarian, Ben Golas, and asked him how the story came about.
Grants Available for International Collaboration in Veterinary Medical Education
The Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) is accepting grant proposals for the fourth annual cycle of the CIVME Funding Program, which supports projects that promote international collaboration in veterinary medical education.
Poll: Are You Drowning in Veterinary Student Debt?
Earning a college degree, especially an advanced one, is a major accomplishment. Too often, though, that degree is accompanied by significant student debt. This is true across all fields of study, including veterinary education.