French maker of insect-based dog food to launch cat food

Author: JAROSLAW ADAMOWSKI French pet food producer Reglo offers insect-based dog food as an alternative to meat- and fish-based products, and is readying to expand its portfolio by launching a new line of cat food products next year. “Reglo currently sells only one product: dry dog food,” said Basile Laigre, the company’s chief executive and founder. “It is produced in…

Checklist to help vets and nurses get greener

Vets and vet nurses are being urged to go green with a checklist launched by Vet Sustain aimed at making clinics more environmentally sound. The Greener Veterinary Practice Checklist is a graphic itinerary listing ways staff at clinics can change their working practices to impact the environment as little as possible. Vet Sustain The list…

Conservative Low-flow Anaesthetic Techniques Could Lead To Reduced Carbon Footprint For Veterinary Practices

  Oxygen and inhaled anaesthetic agent consumption could be significantly reduced if anaesthetic procedures were audited and adapted, found a new study, published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP). This in turn could lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and financial expenditure. The study “Sustainable veterinary anaesthesia: single centre audit of oxygen and inhaled anaesthetic…

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Long-term stress in dogs linked to the owner-dog relationship

Source: Linköping University The relationship a dog has with its owner is related to its stress level. This is the conclusion of a newly published study. The results also suggest that the link between stress and the owner’s personality traits differs between dog breeds. Researchers at Linköping University have investigated whether the stress levels of dogs…

UK Business Designs Coronavirus Deterrent For Veterinary Surgeries

UK Business Designs Coronavirus Deterrent For Veterinary Surgeries   A UK specialist in ultraviolet light technology has launched a new solution, designed to reduce the risk of Coronavirus and other bacteria within veterinary surgeries, where ventilation is of utmost importance and may be restricted. Pathogen Solutions has made Medixair available to veterinary surgeries, a portable…

VETS ENCOURAGE DOGGY BLOOD DONORS TO COME FORWARD

Author: Linnaeus Group [image:ctto]   A Swindon based veterinary practice is urging dog owners in the area to register their much-loved canine companions to be potentially lifesaving blood donors. Eastcott Veterinary Referrals is gearing up for yet another blood donation drive for Pet Blood Bank UK, set to take place on June 6th at its…

Insurer Won’t Allege Lightning-Fast Claims Processing

Insurer Won’t Allege Lightning-Fast Claims Processing     Lemonade voluntarily discontinues three statements challenged by Trupanion.   WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN MAY 2021   Lemonade pet health insurance has voluntarily withdrawn three marketing assertions challenged by a competitor, Trupanion. According to the self-regulating National Advertising Division, Lemonade agreed to no longer say: “World’s fastest claims…

Heartworm infections likely above average this year

The council recommends all pets be tested annually and protected year-round May 13, 2021 Veterinary Practice News Heartworm occurrence is expected to be higher than average this year, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) reports. The group has released its 2021 Parasite Forecast and corresponding 30-day Pet Parasite Forecast maps, alerting veterinarians and pet owners…

Study: Veterinary staff the world over share your stress

Study: Veterinary staff the world over share your stress   Tony McReynolds – 4/30/2021 When you’re struggling, it helps to know you’re not alone. And as much as your hospital staff has struggled with the challenge of practicing good veterinary medicine during a worldwide pandemic, veterinary staff around the world have been struggling with many…