Walmart Partners With Nationwide On Pet Drugs

Nationwide pet insurance is inviting policyholders to have their veterinary prescriptions filled at one of the 4,700 U.S. pharmacies operated by Walmart. The initiative, Nationwide Pet Rx Express, saves money and time, the company reported, when pet owners need commonly prescribed medications for chronic diseases and flea, tick and heartworm prevention. “Preferred pricing and the…

KNOWING THE THREAT OF CANINE BABESIOSIS

Maigan Espinili Maruquin Our pets are members of our family. And like the other members, they need care, love, and attention. We spend most of our time in the work, school, and other daily activities we have, which lessens the time we spend with our pets. However, we should also listen to our companions who…

Case report: systemic tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis in a cat- Abstract

Source: https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-018-1759-7   Mycobacterium bovis was isolated from the lungs, bronchial and gastrointestinal lymph nodes, kidney and liver of a 5-year-old stray male cat. The isolate was confirmed as M. bovis using the Genotype MTBC assay (Hain Lifescience, Germany), which allows differentiation of species within the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. The Systemic tuberculosis was diagnosed via…

Breed-related disease: Saint Bernard

The St. Bernard or St Bernard is a breed of very large working dog originated in Switzerland along with several other breeds, including the Bernese Mountain Dog, Entlebuch Cattle Dog, Appenzell Cattle Dog, and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. They probably were created when dogs native to the Alps were crossed with Mastiff-type dogs that came…

Breed-related disease: Savannah Cat

The Savannah cat is the largest of the cat breeds. A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the 1990s, and in 2001 The International Cat Association (TICA) accepted it as a new registered breed. In May…

FECAVA and WSAVA commit to veterinary collegiality

Photo: iStock The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations and World Small Animal Veterinary Association have drawn up a set of guidelines outlining how veterinary professionals should conduct themselves among their peers. Called ‘Global Principles of Veterinary Collegiality’, the document springs from discussions held during a VIP Summit at WSAVA World Congress in July 2019.  During the meeting, veterinary leaders from around the world expressed concern at the additional stress caused to veterinarians by poor communication and collegiality within teams and among colleagues. They highlighted the additional pressures that this was placing members of a profession already challenged by wellbeing…

World first’ as UK vet treats urinary tract duplication

A soft tissue specialist at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals is claiming a world first after successfully treating the first reported case of a dog with complete, unilateral urinary tract duplication. Tim Charlesworth, head of surgery at the multidisciplinary centre in Wiltshire, has shared details of the remarkable case, which is believed to be unique. The dog…