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Achieving optimal gut health in veterinary patient starts with an understanding of how important bacterial organisms are to the entire ecosystem of the planet. Bacterial organisms are the most primal yet critical contributors to both individual and global health. Their collaborative power to sustain longevity in animals, humans, and the planet, is unparalleled by anything else. Begin by working with nature...
Black soldier fly larvae is a sustainable new protein found in hypoallergenic dog foods — and it’s generating a lot of buzz. Animal-based protein isn’t the only way to give dogs the nutrition they need. Pet food manufacturers are starting to include new ingredients that are not only effective sources of easily-digested and immune-supportive protein, but that also meet the...
How a group of industry stakeholders joined forces to establish quality standards and secure the future of animal health supplements. Millions of people give animal health and nutritional supplements to their dogs and cats. Sometimes it’s to address a specific concern, to proactively support good health, or provide targeted nutritional benefits. No matter the reason, supplements can be an important part of your...
Maintaining the health of your feline patients when they reach their golden years involves engaging owners in their cats’ care before they become seniors. Cats are a growing yet overlooked sector of the pet population. For decades, veterinary medicine has treated cats like small dogs. Much cat behavior is misinterpreted and misunderstood by society and animal professionals alike. These...
Your website is the central hub of your veterinary practice’s marketing efforts. All roads generally lead back to it. Use these tips to create a website that works hard for your practice. It goes without saying that your veterinary practice needs a website. As Bill Gates says, “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will...
Chronic enteropathy (CE) is the term now used to describe long-term GI disease that lacks a specific diagnosis in canine and feline patients. Gastrointestinal complaints are common in clinical practice, with acute patients typically resolving with symptomatic and supportive treatment. However, a small subset (1% to 3% of the total caseload) have relapsing or chronic signs in the absence of...
A look at the role of the RPTs in kidney health, and how the right supplement can help support optimal function of this vital organ in your animal patients. The most delicate parts of an animal’s kidneys are the Renal Proximal Tubules (RPTs). The RPTs clean the blood – that is, they sort through smaller molecules in the blood, reabsorbing...
According to new findings from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, women veterinarians make substantially less money than their male counterparts. Women veterinarians make less than men in the same positions, new research from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has found ­– with an annual difference of around $100,000 among the top quarter of earners. The disparity predominantly affects recent...
These days, pet parents have a lot of questions about CBD for their pets. These FAQs will help you provide the answers they’re seeking.  Educating your clients on the ins and outs of CBD for pets is likely to become a big part of your job in the upcoming years – if it hasn’t already. Pet parents are curious about...
Identifying the cause of hyperkeratosis in your canine patients is a key step in choosing the right course of treatment, yet a topical approach is always recommended. The fibrous protein keratin is the main component of skin, hair, feathers, horns, claws and beaks in most animals. Hyperkeratosis is a skin condition in which keratin is overproduced causing an increase in...