Global pet food safety standard revised to support trade

Source: ©GOLDEN SIKORKA – STOCK.ADOBE.COM   By  Jordan Tyler BRUSSELS — The Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations (GAPFA) has announced the publication of a new, science-based international standard for pet food production safety to help streamline international trade. The association worked with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to revise its international standards,…

Cats ‘read the room’ better than one might think

Though felines sometimes play it cool, they know how to ask for help when necessary, Purina researchers say   While dogs are often celebrated for their cognitive abilities, new research suggests cats might, too, be nuanced communicators. A Purina-conducted study reveals cats may adjust their behavior to appeal to the attentional state of their caregiver.…

Risks and treatments surrounding cancer

Good general husbandry and regular veterinary care remains the most reasonable cancer-prevention approach for most pet owners By Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD, cVMA One of the most common and dreaded diseases we see in small-animal patients is malignant neoplasia. While the data on exactly how many dogs and cats get cancer is complex and…

Veterinary School Applications Rise 5.5%

The average student selected five schools for consideration. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN OCTOBER 2021   Veterinary medicine remains a popular field of study, according to the AAVMC, which reported a record 10,834 applicants seeking enrollment in 2022. The total was a 5.5% increase over the 10,273 applicants last year. The 2021-22 Veterinary Medical College Application…

London Vet Show opens after 2020 break

The first London Vet Show in two years opened its doors today – the largest gathering of veterinary professionals since before the pandemic (11 November). The 2020 show did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event it is back for the usual two days at ExCeL London for 2021. Organisers were determined…

Pets’ social impact for children with ADHD to be explored

Pets’ social impact for children with ADHD to be explored

Veterinary Practice News A HABRI-funded study will examine the effect of human-animal interaction on social attention in children with ADHD   The impact of pet ownership on children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is set to be explored in a new study funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). The organization has awarded a…