Posts in category "Patnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare"

Preventive Pet Care

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I really do believe preventive care saves lives….Most veterinarians says this for a reason, and that reason isn’t about their bottom line, according to Dr.Andy Roark. In fact, you don’t need to necessarily even come into the practice if you have a question, text, Facebook postings, Tweet your vet or go old school and use... Read more »

Pet Health Crisis

Pet Health Crisis
A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive care is as important to your pet’s well being as your love.Formation of the coalition came in response to a... Read more »

Check Ups for Pets Can Save Lives

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Check ups for pets are advantageous for real reasons…preventive care is exactly that, disease or illness can be detected early. With an early diagnosis, the prognosis may be improved, the pet may suffer less (if at all) and might actually save the family money. I don’t argue that preventive medical care is important for people,... Read more »
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How Honest Is Your Veterinarian? Discrediting a '20/20' News Report

How Honest Is Your Veterinarian? Discrediting a '20/20' News Report
(Just was notified that Dr. Jones didn’t appear in this piece, “Barking Mad,” which appeared on Canadian TV. I regret the error. And my apologies to Dr. Jones (who never asked for an apology but merits one). Still my mistake doesn’t change the segment, what the focus was, how it was put together. My greatest fear is that... Read more »

Pet Advise: See Your Veterinarian for Check Ups

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Truly regular check ups with your veterinarian is the best advise I can offer, and my friends agree: Dr. Mike Paul, a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association and Dr. Mike Cavanaugh, executive director and CEO of AAHA.

Veterinary Medicine to Subsidize Human Health Care

As a result of ‘ObamaCare’ or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a new 2.3 percent tax on medical equipment has begun (the purpose is to help fund ObamaCare). Many companies that sell the equipment pass that cost on to those who buy their equipment. While the tax was never meant to include veterinarians, the... Read more »
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AVMA New Year's Resolutions for Pets; Timmy the Most Festive Pet: WGN Petcast

AVMA New Year's Resolutions for Pets; Timmy the Most Festive Pet: WGN Petcast
Listen HERE to the First WGN Radio Petcast of 2013 New Year’s Resolutions for Pets: America’s first veterinarian, Dr. Ron DeHaven, executive vice-president and CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association offers his wishes and hopes for pets for this coming year. Some of Dr. DeHaven’s resolutions for our pets can save lives, others are... Read more »

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results
SAN DIEGO, CA — Pet ownership is on the decline. On Aug. 3, during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention here, Dr. Karen Felsted revealed new data from the soon-to-be-released 2012 AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook (based on data collected in 2011). This pet census polls over 50,000 American households every five years. While cats... Read more »

Awards in Veterinary Medicine at Banfield Summit

Awards in Veterinary Medicine at Banfield Summit
It is a meeting of the minds – about 100 of  them, give or take. The Banfield Pet Hospital Industry Summit is one of the most prestigious events in veterinary medicine. I am honored to attend. This years, issues discussed included: Dollars are necessary to continue research, so cutting edge medicine continue to be cutting... Read more »
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Banfield's Take on the State of Pet Health

Banfield's Take on the State of Pet Health
“The health of America’s pets is deteriorating; pets are getting sicker than they need to,” says Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, medical director for Banfield the Pet Hospital. The “Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2012 Report” offers the only meaningful available data to examine and sum up overall pet health across the country. Unlike human... Read more »