Mars recalls kibble in UK over high vitamin D levels

January 21, 2021 (published) By Ross Kelly Says ‘small number’ of pet owners claim dogs have been sickened Mars Inc. has become the latest pet-food maker to recall products containing dangerous levels of vitamin D, a problem it says is limited to three types of kibble sold in the United Kingdom. Britain’s Food Standards Agency…

Bioguard Expands Partnership with Veterinary Hospital

The Bioguard is now officially in partnership with Jong- shing Mercy Animal Medical Center, the biggest animal hospital in Taiwan, starting this 2021. The Bioguard Corporation produces high and export quality veterinary diagnostic kits in Taiwan. Other than this, we also supply veterinary equipment and provide diagnostic laboratory services. Established since 2011, the company has…

Breed-related disease: Great Dane

John K Rosembert The Great Dane, also known as the German Mastiff or Apollo of dogs, a giant breed of German origin. The Great Dane descends from hunting dogs thought to have been around for more than 400 years, and is one of the largest breeds in the world. In the middle of the 16th…

SUB Placement Associated With A High Complication Rate

A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), found that whilst subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement was associated with a high complication rate, most complications were manageable, resulting in an overall median survival time of over two years. The study, which was funded by BSAVA-PetSavers, the charitable division of…

FDA Endorses Canine Epilepsy and Lymphoma Drugs

WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN JANUARY 2021   Two new oral medications — one for the control of seizures in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy and the other for the treatment of canine lymphoma — have received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The epilepsy drug, KBroVet-CA1 (potassium bromide chewable tablets), was developed by…

Cat Friendly Practices Won’t Do Elective Declaws

The AAFP gives member practices six months to transition away from medically unnecessary onychectomies.   The American Association of Feline Practitioners has enacted a policy banning newly certified Cat Friendly Practices from performing elective declaw procedures and ordered the group’s 1,015 current member practices to stop elective onychectomies within six months. The AAFP in 2017…