British, Canadian veterinary giants merge

Ross Kelly IVC Evidensia practice count rises to 2,000 with purchase of VetStrategy Britain’s IVC Evidensia, the world’s second-largest owner of veterinary clinics, will soon be larger still with a major move into North America that lifts its global clinic count to about 2,000 across 17 countries. The agreement to acquire Canadian chain VetStrategy, for…

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Demand for organic cat food may rise through 2031

by: ALYSSA HARDT The demand for nondiscretionary and discretionary cat food products is increasing as well as cat ownership Adapted from a press release: As per Future Market insights (FMI), the global market for cat food is anticipated to surpass a valuation of US$65.2 billion by 2031 in comparison to the valuation of US$40.78 billion  registered in…

Veterinarian: Banning brachycephalic breeds is unrealistic

As chief executive of the International Partnership for Dogs, an organization with a mission to enhance canine health and welfare, I read with interest the article “Calls for bans on breeding short-nosed dogs gain momentum” published last month by the VIN News Service. The IPFD has been creating resources on the brachycephalic issue for many years, on…

FDA wants your thoughts on pet food oversight

Agency schedules session to hear opinions about its approach August 27, 2021 (published) Edie Lau A lot is happening in the world of pet food, what with contaminated kibble recalls, suspicions that some dogs are dying of a heart condition because of what they’re fed, mounting evidence about the risks of feeding raw meat, and an ongoing mystery related to jerky treats.…

FDA Approves First Generic Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Oral Suspension for Use in Cats and Dogs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic form of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium for oral suspension for use in cats and dogs. Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium for Oral Suspension is approved to treat susceptible skin and soft tissue bacterial infections (e.g., wounds, abscesses, cellulitis, etc.) in both dogs and cats. It…

Cat deaths surge in U.K. amidst food recall

The Royal Veterinary College is aware of 528 cases of feline pancytopenia in recent months August 6, 2021   The sudden deaths of more than 330 cats in the U.K. might be linked to several batches of dry cat food, recalled earlier this year. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) says it has been notified of…