Older dogs, large breeds, and overweight dogs are all prone to arthritis, a joint disease that results in pain, inflammation, decreased range of motion, and the development of bone spurs. While any joint in the body can develop osteoarthritis, the condition most commonly affects the limbs and lower spine. Symptoms are not often apparent […]
If you know, you know. Proud cat owners understand the benefits of their feline companions, but in case you have your doubts, check out these benefits of cat ownership as we celebrate International Cat Day.
If your cat wheezes, coughs, or hacks, it may have asthma. Symptoms can vary in intensity, ranging from acute respiratory crises to chronic, low-grade coughing, elevated respiratory rate, or increased respiratory effort. Flare-ups can vary in intensity from mild to life threatening. Although cats can never be truly “cured” of asthma, by carefully monitoring their […]
Before telehealth is used, an in-person veterinarian-client-patient relationship needs to be established. Seeking to enhance and expand patient care through wider use of telehealth in veterinary medicine, a group of leading professional and industry organizations have formed the Coalition for Connected Veterinary Care. The coalition will collaborate across the veterinary and animal health industry to enhance and […]
All dogs are susceptible to heat stroke, and even cracking the window is no guarantee that the temperature in your car won’t rise to dangerous levels. Learn more about ways to let your dog enjoy a car ride without compromising safety.
With lungs almost twice the size of cattle lungs, horses have extremely large respiratory reserves. Unfortunately, horses are also susceptible to respiratory diseases that fall under the spectrum of equine asthma, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD). Environmental factors such as pollen, poor air quality, and organic dust can irritate […]
Today, over 116 agricultural canine teams provide screening at border crossings, airports, cruise terminals, cargo warehouses and mail facilities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). To protect the U.S. agriculture industry, natural resources and food supply, canines are used at U.S. ports of entry to detect and prevent foreign animal […]
As animals become increasing integrated into our daily lives, it’s not surprising that more and more people want to include their favorite animals when they travel. To ensure your pet’s health and well-being, it’s important to research and properly prepare for potential trips with pets, including providing documentation of their latest vaccinations. Learn what veterinarians […]
Tools that recognize the first signs of changes in animal health help veterinarians and animal take quick action to address illnesses. Digital technology such as thermal cameras, sound sensors, and RFID tags track vital signs like eating, movement, rumination, temperature, and fertility across thousands of animals. A report from HealthforAnimals details the benefits of technology […]
Exposing your pet to a wide variety of people, places, and situations can make a tremendous difference in your pet’s mood and comfort. Learn what veterinarians say about socializing cats and dogs.
About Animal Health Institute
The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents the companies that develop and produce animal medicines. Our industry is a global leader whose products improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals in the U.S., which results in significant economic and social benefits for Americans.