Information about canine circovirus infections - for veterinarians and their patients. Links to FAQs and other background information on circovirus in…
Taking on obesity as a disease
The veterinary profession should formally recognize canine and feline obesity as a disease, according to a position statement from the
Report supports rational administration of gastroprotectants to dogs and cats
Concerns have been raised that, as in human patients, acid suppressants are being overprescribed and misused in canine and feline patients.
Circovirus in Dogs FAQ
This page answers pet owners' common questions about the recently discovered canine circovirus and its possible role in disease in dogs.
Aquarium cleaner death, anxiety in dogs, and more in the May 1 “In Short” section
New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database
Below are some of the new listings of veterinary clinical studies in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database.
The new Feline Grimace Scale is one of various tools that have been developed in recent years for pain assessment in cats and dogs. The key is…
Disease response funding, federal laboratory approvals, and heart disease screenings
Obesity: A toolkit for veterinarians
Get practical tools to teach companion-animal and equine clients about obesity, and enlist them as partners in reducing their animals' weight.
Regular nutritional assessment and counseling can be vital in preventive pet health care, but it’s often overlooked or skipped during veterinary…
Relief practice not just a temporary gig
Relief practice predates the gig economy and is a mainstay in veterinary medicine. According to AVMA data, relief veterinarians make up the largest…
New institute supports genome mapping studies
In August, Ralston Purina Company announced the establishment of the Purina Pet Institute in St Louis.
Military group calls for working dog trauma registry
Creating the registry could provide data needed to raise questions for veterinary researchers and,
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
AVMA presents Excellence in Research Awards
Four veterinarians received the AVMA Excellence in Research Awards during the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium
VMX 2019 takes on timely topics
Osteoarthritis in overweight pets, the psychosocial effects of service dogs, and the Fear Free Certification Program were among the many subjects of…
University of Minnesota launches Animal Trauma Center
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center announced in March that it has launched its Animal Trauma Center,
Mars buys most of P&G’s pet foods
Mars Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. announced April 9 that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba, and Natura brands of pet foods
AAHA toolkits help implement guidelines
The American Animal Hospital Association offers open-access toolkits to help implement some of its guidelines.
Study identifies bacteria in feline plaque
A study has identified 267 bacterial species associated with health, gingivitis, or mild periodontitis in feline plaque.
ER docs shortage turns critical
Two organizations that serve emergency and critical care veterinarians are trying to quantify the problem
LEGENDS: Innovator in nutrition
Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. developed therapeutic diets for pets By Katie Burns Posted August 21, 2013 Small animal medicine and the pet food…
Volunteer for Our Oath in Action projects
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is seeking volunteers this fall for Our Oath in Action, a veterinary outreach program with
1975 - 1985
In the decade that saw the glitter fade from disco, JAVMA carried articles that were of practical value
Snack bags pose suffocation risk to pets
Few people think a snack bag could suffocate a dog or a cat, until the unthinkable occurs. The dog or cat puts its head inside a bag of chips or…