Breed Related Diseases: Shi Tzu

The Shi Tzu is a small dog- Toy Breed, known for its personality: lively and outgoing. Their traits of being sweet, playful, friendly, intelligent, and its appearance could win you over. However, this dog has the tendency to be aggressive, fearful, bark excessively, and difficult to train. Despite the expected characteristics of Shi Tzu, like […]

An update on the practical use of NT-proBNP in dogs and cats

N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a biomarker of myocardial stretch. Increased circulating concentrations are associated with increased filling pressures which occur in several important cardiac diseases, including myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This biomarker can aid clinical decision making in patients where access to echocardiography is limited. However, like any diagnostic test, the […]

AVMA Is Urged To Address Veterinarian Shortage

The profession is in dire need of more practitioners, a group letter states. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN JANUARY 2022 Twenty-four industry leaders have called on the American Veterinary Medical Association to support an increase in veterinary college class sizes and back other initiatives to alleviate that they called an “acute and growing” workforce crisis. In […]

New research reveals brachycephalic dogs at 7x risk of cherry eye

Arlo Guthrie The Royal Veterinary College has published new research which has revealed the risk factors for Prolapsed Nictitating Membrane Gland, aka Cherry Eye, in dogs. Led by the RVC’s VetCompass Programme, researchers say the study1 was the largest exploration of cherry eye in dogs in the world. The research team followed the anonymised veterinary health records […]

Protecting dogs from ticks infected with multiple diseases

Source: Veterinary Practice News Protecting dogs from the dangers of ticks is one of the most difficult challenges we face in modern veterinary medicine. While preventing fleas is a relatively straightforward process for both veterinarians and pet owners, ticks pose a series of threats all their own. Unlike fleas, which present primarily as one predictable […]

China lifts ban on certain pet food imports

Exported canned pet compound food (wet food), exported pet snacks and other commercially sterilized canned pet food of avian origin will not be affected by avian-related epidemics and will be allowed to be exported to China. That’s what General Administration of Customs, P.R. China, has announced last week. So far, globally there are 19 countries […]

FDA seeks details on antimicrobial use, resistance in companion animals

Food and Drug Administration officials want help collecting data on how antimicrobial administration to companion animals affects development of drug resistance. A Feb. 15 announcement from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine indicates the FDA needs to better understand how drug use in animals such as dogs, cats, and horses might impact antimicrobial resistance in […]

American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Merck Animal Health to support relief efforts in Ukraine

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) March 10, 2022—Responding to urgent relief needs in Ukraine, the American Veterinary Medical Association today announced that its charitable arm, the  American Veterinary Medical Foundation , will direct a $100,000 donation from Merck Animal Health to help pets in need , to support veterinary and animal-welfare groups in the war-torn country and the surrounding areas. […]

The pet industry in the Benelux: an update

[Source: by GlobalPETS News Team ] How is the pet industry doing in Belgium and the Netherlands? How has it been affected by COVID-19? Almost half of the households in the Netherlands own 1 or more pets. The latest results from a survey conducted by I&O Research show that in 2021 a quarter of Dutch households owned […]

1 month of war in Ukraine: local pet industry fights to keep the business going

Distribution centers and a number of pet shops have been destroyed by airstrikes since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24th. The main priority now is recovering the activity and assisting animal shelters across the country. Feeding 100,000 dogs and cats In a difficult time for local players to continue with the business, several […]