World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day – 04.12

World Wildlife Conservation Day was initiated back in 2012 when Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State put out a call to action. Wildlife Conservation Day exists to raise awareness among the general public about the real threats to wildlife and December 4th was chosen as the official date. Moreover, the White House came out with a strategy to combat wildlife …

National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day – 02.12

National Mutt Day (Also called National Mixed Breed Dog Day) was initiated back in 2005 by Colleen Paige. Colleen is an animal welfare advocate and celebrity pet and family lifestyle, expert. NMD is celebrated twice yearly, on July 31st and December 2nd with a sole purpose to celebrate, embrace and popularize dogs of mixed breed origins. This special day has …

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Veterinary Shelter Medicine

Veterinary Shelter Medicine

Veterinary Shelter Medicine is a specialty in the field of veterinary medicine recognized as one by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) in 2014. The recognition lies in the fact that veterinarians working in shelters are required to possess special skills and knowledge in order to successfully design and implement a health care program for animal shelters. The ASV (The …

Pet Cancer Awareness Month – November

A rough estimate is that every 4th dog and every 5th cat will eventually develop some form of cancer during its lifetime. Cancers found in dogs and cats are very similar to the ones in humans and thorough research is of great benefit both for animals and people. A pet diagnosed with cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentence, as modern …

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Awareness Week (12-18 November)

History The first ever campaign on antibiotic use was initiated in Europe in order to raise awareness and understanding of antibiotic resistance. The campaign was called EAAD (European Antibiotic Awareness Day) and since its birth in 2008, it has successfully functioned as a platform supporting national campaigns. After similar approaches popped-out in many other world regions, WAAW (World Antibiotic Awareness …

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Surgical Hypothermia

Veterinary surgery is a huge part of most veterinary clinics. All veterinary clinics are aware of surgical complications and surgical hypothermia. On the infographic below you may see the path for heat loss in animals during surgeries, the main reasons for heat loss during surgeries and simple ways of preventing heat loss during surgeries. All veterinary surgeries can be divided …

Veterinary Specialties

Veterinary Specialties

Additional training and educational course for a DVM gives them an opportunity to specialize in a certain field of veterinary specialties. After the training course, the doctor has to pass an examination process evaluating his expertise in the field. If the exam is successfully passed then you become a veterinary specialist. Veterinary specialists are more and more popular and a …

Reducing Obesity and Allergy with Pet exposure in Children kid with dog

Reducing Obesity and Allergy with Pet exposure in Children

Besides being man’s best friends and giving unconditional love to their owners, recent research proves that dogs can be beneficial for their families’ health, especially the youngest members if we introduce pet exposure from a young age.   A new study conducted by the University of Alberta explains just how owning a dog reduces the possibility for a child to …

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Handling animals with aggressive behavior in the clinic

Any animal has the potential to be aggressive, especially in the veterinary clinic. Many times this aggression stems from fear and anxiety. For some pets, the act of getting to the clinic is stressful enough without the added features of other pets and people along with pheromones from other equally stressed animals. There are a few things that can be …