EPA, FDA weigh oversight overhaul for animal parasite products
Two federal agencies are considering transferring oversight of some 600 products from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Food and Drug…
Hurricane Ian: Preparing for evacuation and keeping pets safe and healthy when returning home
Millions of people in Florida are under evacuation orders today as Hurricane Ian bears down on the U.S. mainland, and many of them will be evacuating…
AVMA, Merck Animal Health and Hill’s Pet Nutrition join The Street Dog Coalition to offer free veterinary clinic for the pets of people experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA (July 31, 2022) — Pet owners in Philadelphia experiencing homelessness will be able to receive free veterinary examinations for their…
Tragedy of Russian war ‘evidenced in every encounter’
Three U.S. veterinarians who deployed near the Ukraine border as part of veterinary relief operations sponsored by Greater Good Charities and the…
Seresto collars remain in spotlight after hearing
The Environmental Protection Agency continues to review Elanco Animal Health’s Seresto flea and tick collar, which the company defended as safe and…
Silicone tags used to identify dogs’ pollution exposures
Silicone tags attached to dogs’ collars could someday help veterinarians measure environmental pollution exposures, which could help them assess…
Burnout’s economic toll on veterinarians calculated
Researchers found that the veterinary profession is losing around $1 billion annually in revenue because of burnout.
Cats and the power of the human-animal bond
Bond-focused practices are more likely to attract millennial cat owners who are willing to spend money on these furry family members.
Bartonellosis: A zoonosis hidden in plain sight
Veterinarians are susceptible to many zoonoses, with bartonellosis being a prime example—particularly cat scratch fever caused by Bartonella henselae,…
Business forecast: Change mixed with stability
Veterinary practitioners can expect to see permanent changes in client preferences coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how you can look to…
Seresto collars come under greater scrutiny
Recent adverse event reports from pet owners related to a popular brand of flea and tick collars have gained national attention. The manufacturer has…
Flea control products may endanger aquatic invertebrates
Studies in the U.K. and U.S. reveal environmental contamination with fipronil, fipronil degradates, and imidacloprid, often linking the contamination…
Brakke finds pet owners settle in for long haul during pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted pet owners in various ways but has had little or no negative impact overall on pet care so far, according to a…
Veterinary social work summit focuses on animals, poverty
The sixth international Veterinary Social Work Summit held virtually, Oct. 8-10, touched on COVID-19–related challenges, telehealth, animal welfare,…
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to paying veterinarians
JAVMA News talked with a few veterinarians about the pros and cons of existing pay and benefit structures. Some say it’s time for new structures that…
AVMA urges pet evacuation kits for those in path of storms, wildfires
Hundreds of wildfires are burning in California, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate and affecting air quality as far away as Nebraska.
Zoetis starts agency for cat, dog insurance
Drugmaker Zoetis entered the pet health insurance market this spring in about half the U.S.
Hunters and disease risks
There is an increasing awareness among hunters that there are medical risks associated with handling wildlife, and certain safety precautions should…
FDA approves Zoetis’ multiple-parasite preventive
Zoetis received approval in February from the Food and Drug Administration for its new Simparica Trio, the first combination drug that protects dogs…
Brakke study: Pet health product sales migrate to online sources
About 31% of pet owners are sourcing at least some of their pet health products online, according to a new study from Brakke Consulting Inc.
More itchy pets? No problem
More treatments available alongside increasing incidence or awareness of itchy dogs and cats
Parvovirus history, Boehringer Ingelheim expansion, dog flu sources
Why they buy: Making sense of client spending
Consumer behavior explored at AVMA Economic Summit
Understanding, enticing pet owner spending
Veterinarians can take a larger portion of the pet products market, according to lecturers at a recent AVMA conference.
Outdoor enthusiasts and their companion animals
The AVMA has the following advice to help keep outdoor enthusiasts and their animal companions safe while enjoying outdoor activities.