How to Know if Your Pet is the Ideal Weight

Pets love their treats, but make sure those treats don’t add up. Helping your pet maintain a proper weight is part of keeping your pet healthy. Learn more from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Better Diagnostics Means Better Animal Care

Accurate diagnostics curb the severity of animal disease by enabling more effective treatments and reducing the need for antibiotics. Microfluid technologies can bring diagnostics to the point of care. Analyzing extremely small volumes of fluid improves the chance of early detection and reduces the cost of care. Read more here.

Promising Approaches to Reduce Animal Testing

New animal medicines and products must be proven to be safe and effective before being approved, which involves testing on live animals. Testing methods such as in-vitro testing, stem cell technology, and biomarkers allow researchers to demonstrate safety and efficacy of animal medicines while reducing the need for animal testing. Learn more about safe development […]

Staying Ahead of Diseases that Jump Between Animals & People

Some diseases, such as West Nile virus and E. Coli, can spread between animals and people. Called zoonoses, these diseases account for approximately 75% of new and emerging human infectious diseases, the majority coming from wildlife. The CDC estimates that six out of 10 infectious diseases in humans can be spread from animals. Animal lovers […]

Everyone Loves July 4th, But Not All of Our Pets Do

The food, fun, and fireworks of July 4th can frighten our pet friends. In fact, animal shelters see an uptick in activity on July 5th because so many pets flee the crowds and noise associated with holiday celebrations. Take steps to protect your pet and prevent heartache by following these recommendations from the American Veterinary […]

The Innovations that are Changing Animal Health

    Scientific advances and emerging technologies provide greater opportunities to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat animal illness more quickly, accurately, and safely. Artificial intelligence, stem cell therapy, and new generations of vaccines will all play a crucial role in how we care for and treat animals. Veterinary researchers and developers continue to break new […]

On the Horizon: A Greener Approach to Fleas & Tic Control

  Climate change has allowed parasites to spread to new regions, posing a significant threat to global livestock. New methods of flea and tick control can slow the spread of these parasites while also address challenges of drug resistance. For example, medicines that degrade quickly after use can limit entry into the environment and offer […]

Keep Your Pet Healthy & Safe in the Warm Weather

Summer shepherds in the opportunity for outdoor fun for pets and people. Your pets depend on you to keep them hydrated, safe from pests, and comfortable when the temperature swings too high. Get the latest warm weather tips from the American Veterinary Medicine Association.  

Innovative Approaches to Controlling Fleas, Ticks, & Heartworms

    Controlling parasites is more important than ever as these pests spread due to climate change. Fleas and ticks are surviving in warmer temperatures, posing a significant threat to global livestock. Regulation must keep pace with innovation and distinguish between human and animal health challenges to allow new products to reach the market. Read […]

Ready for Summer Cooking? Make Sure Your Food is Safe

With the advent of summer comes one of America’s favorite past times: grilling. But higher temperatures and the uneven cooking processes presented by most grills increases the chance of foodborne illness. Make sure you’re ready for the summer by brushing up on your food safety knowledge.