When I first read about Juul, a vape unit the size of a flash drive that’s popular with teenagers (although the company says that’s not their market), I felt sadness for any teens (or pre-teens!) already addicted to nicotine. My second thought was of the possibility of an increased risk … Continue reading Pet-owners beware: Small size of popular vape units may pose heightened risk
While common issues such as allergic dermatitis and otitis externa are rarely life-threatening, they can be painful to pets and unexpected and expensive in the eyes of pet owners. At Nationwide, we recently sorted through our database of more than 650,000 insured pets to determine the top medical conditions that … Continue reading What are the most common medical conditions for dogs and cats? We know!
Are you on board with the move to change the term “veterinary technician” to “veterinary nurse”? The initiative promoted by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) got a boost recently when the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University decided to join the CVM at Michigan State … Continue reading Veterinary Nurse Initiative gains steam as Purdue CVM gets on board
As interest in choosing the best pet health insurance has grown, the number of competitors and the range of offerings has, too. While I’m happy that so many more pets have access to life-saving coverage, I’m even happier that the first U.S. provider of PHI is still considered to be … Continue reading Nationwide chosen best pet health insurance by Whole Dog Journal
For a few years now, the veterinary community has been rocked by reports of widespread depression and even the suicide of some of its most high-profile members. But a study released at the NAVC’s VMX conference suggests veterinarians are no worse (and no better) than the broader community, when it comes … Continue reading Study counters perception of veterinary mental health
While many pets do well with a missing limb after an injury or illness, veterinarians and pet-lovers have long been interested in pursuing other possibilities for these animals. The falling prices of 3-D printing are bringing new possibilities into range. From Veterinary Practice News: Prosthetics can be used for a … Continue reading Modern medicine: Falling prices up interest in prosthetic limbs for pets