Top 10 reasons for Vet visits

from VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance)

Top Dog Conditions

1. Skin Allergies

2. Ear Infection

3. Non-cancerous Skin Mass

4. Skin Infection

5. Arthritis

6. Upset Stomach/Vomiting

7. Intestinal Upset/Diarrhea

8. Periodontitis/Dental Disease

9. Bladder or Urinary Tract Disease

10. Soft Tissue Trauma (Bruise . . . → Read More: Top 10 reasons for Vet visits

Pet Collars containing Pesticide withdrawn

EPA: Companies Agree to Stop Selling Pet Collars Containing Pesticide to Protect Children
Related Information
3/28/14: Propoxur Cancellation Order
3/14/14 Press Release: EPA, Sergeant’s Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products
Reduce Your Child’s Chances of Pesticide Poisoning, Protecting Pets from Fleas and Ticks
EPA’s Registration Review of Propoxur fleacollar

Under a voluntary agreement, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, . . . → Read More: Pet Collars containing Pesticide withdrawn

Countering the Caregiver Placebo Effect

Countering the Caregiver Placebo Effect
03.12.2014 | Tracey Peake

How do you know that your pet is benefiting from its pain medication? A new clinical trial design could help overcome pet owners’ unconscious observation bias and determine whether the drugs they test are effective.

When animals are recruited for clinical trials, particularly for pain medications, researchers must rely . . . → Read More: Countering the Caregiver Placebo Effect

Approval for insulin automatic pen injectable for dogs

FDA Approves First Insulin Product for Use with Automatic Injection Pen in Cats and Dogs
Approval provides consumers with additional option for insulin delivery

March 19, 2014

Media Inquiries: Megan Bensette, 240-506-6818
Consumer Inquiries: 240-276-9300, AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the first approval of an insulin for use in cats and dogs via an automatic injection pen. . . . → Read More: Approval for insulin automatic pen injectable for dogs

CSU Veterinarians Seek Big Dogs to Undergo Stomach Surgery and Digestive Evaluation

FORT COLLINS – Colorado State University veterinarians want to learn about stomach function in large-breed dogs that have undergone laparoscopic gastropexy, a minimally invasive surgery in which the stomach is attached to the abdominal wall to prevent dangerous bloating.

To investigate, a veterinary team is launching a clinical study in big dogs – those weighing more than 80 pounds.

Gastric dilatation volvulus, when the stomach flips and expands, is both potentially fatal and fairly common in large-breed dogs, said Dr. Eric Monnet, a veterinarian in Soft Tissue Surgery Service at CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Continue reading CSU Veterinarians Seek Big Dogs to Undergo Stomach Surgery and Digestive Evaluation

Population structure and genetic differentiation of livestock guard dog breeds

Population structure and genetic differentiation of livestock guard dog breeds from the Western Balkans
E. Ceh,P. Dovc*
Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Abstract

Livestock guard dog (LGD) breeds from the Western Balkans are a good example of how complex genetic diversity pattern observed in dog breeds has been shaped by transition in dog breeding practices. Despite their common geographical . . . → Read More: Population structure and genetic differentiation of livestock guard dog breeds

AVMA podcast

Keeping pets safe in cold weather. Listen to the podcast . . . → Read More: AVMA podcast