AAFP updates guidelines on feline zoonoses
Many benefits come with having pet cats, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, but education is key to prevent transmission…
Winn calls for research proposals in feline shelter medicine
Winn Feline Foundation, in collaboration with PetSmart Charities, has announced a special request for research proposals in feline shelter medicine.
Researchers find antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis
Researchers have found an antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis, which is currently nearly 100 percent fatal.
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
Though COVID-19 cases rare in pets, testing is available
Veterinarians can test for the COVID-19 virus in animals, but whether and when they should still remain issues. At press time in late April, only a…
Human-to-animal COVID-19 spread not common
Positive test results for the COVID-19 virus in a small number of animals have drawn a large amount of attention. Still, current evidence indicates…
Companion animal aftercare
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
The 2019 annual meeting of AVMA voting members will be held Friday, Jan. 11, from 8:30-10 a.m. CST
Lymphoma risk in cats more than doubles if owners are smokers
Cats living in homes where people smoke cigarettes are more than twice as likely as other cats to acquire a deadly cancer
Exploring a role for titers in rabies vaccination
Most states and many municipalities have laws requiring rabies vaccination for dogs and often cats, and these laws do not allow titer testing
1975 - 1985
In the decade that saw the glitter fade from disco, JAVMA carried articles that were of practical value
AAHA warns about raw pet diet risks
An animal hospital association recently indicated it does not advocate or endorse feeding pets raw or dehydrated
1985 - 1995
This era saw female veterinarians become AVMA editor-in-chief and AVMA president-elect—and a veterinary student become Miss America
AVMA revises policy on feral cats to encourage collaboration
The AVMA has revised its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” to encourage collaboration among veterinarians, humane
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Questions/answers about H1N1 for pet owners, including: Can your pet get H1N1 influenza? What are the symptoms? How serious is the disease? Is there a…
Most Americans see marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment for some human disease conditions.
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
General questions/answers about H1N1 influenza virus: What is it? Is it different from bird flu? What animals can get infected?