With Legalization on the Rise, Veterinarians Warn Against Pets Getting Into Pot
Marijuana poisonings have been on the rise in dogs in recent years. In 2019, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center reported a 765% increase in calls about marijuana ingestion by animals over the same period last year. If a pet shows any signs of marijuana toxicity they should be seen by a veterinarian as quickly as possible.
A Potential Game Changer for Pets with Diabetes
Four-year-old Siberian husky Olaf was diagnosed with diabetes. When nothing helped control the disease, Olaf’s veterinarian discovered a promising clinical trial for a longer-lasting insulin injection at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center.
Global Experts to Discuss WSAVA Research into Veterinary Wellness
WSAVA will discuss the topic of veterinary wellness during a panel discussion — “Shaping the Future: Wellness in the Veterinary Profession” — at the 2019 WSAVA World Congress.
The Healing Power of Fish Skin for a Dog Named Stella
Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler, sustained multiple injuries from a house fire. However, thanks to the help from a myriad of veterinary team members at Michigan State University, Stella recovered from most of her burns due to the treatment of fish skins.
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.“
VEA Converts Ideas Into Reality, Accelerating Innovation in Animal Health
Want to showcase your innovative ideas for the veterinary field? Register for Season 4 of The IDEA Competition hosted by the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy (VEA) and potentially win prize money to introduce your idea into the world. Registration ends July 15, 2019!
Can We Find a Cure for Canine Hemangiosarcoma?
The results from a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine research project and clinical trial not only benefits dogs with canine hemangiosarcoma, but may be applicable to humans too.
Rescued Harp Seal “Sally Ride” Released From National Aquarium
Following Marie Tharp’s release, Sally Ride has finally completed her treatment at the National Aquarium and was released back into the ocean on April 25, 2019.
UC Davis PET Research to Improve Racehorse Safety and Welfare
A significant advance in veterinary research is coming to the racetrack in the form of a standing equine PET scanner. The machine will soon be available at Santa Anita Park, marking a major milestone in the battle against racetrack injuries.