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As the weather heats up, dog owners and their pets will be headed outside to the beaches and the mountains, to backyard bbqs and family camping trips. We want you and your pet to safely enjoy the “dog days of summer” for years to come, so here are a few common summertime health risks for […]

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With spring upon us, dogs and dog owners are headed back outside. However, along with warmer weather and longer days, spring also brings some health risks for dogs. Here are five common springtime canine health risks to be aware of. Fleas, ticks, and other pests Your dog may be loving the warmer temperatures and more […]

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Around 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats end up in shelters across America each year. Luckily, adopting shelter pets is becoming more and more popular. According to the ASPCA, around 1.4 million shelter dogs and 1.3 million shelter cats are adopted each year. October marked the American Humane Society’s annual Adopt-a-Dog month®, which encourages […]

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With more and more people turning to natural remedies for both themselves and their pets, many dog owners are calling into question the need for an annual canine flu vaccine. So does your dog really need the vaccine? And what should vets tell their clients to help them make an informed decision? First, it’s important […]

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As of January 1, 2017, new FDA rules mandate that medically important feed-grade antibiotics used in feed or water for any food-producing animal will require a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) order. The term “medically important antibiotics” means medications that are important for the treatment of human diseases; among antibiotics currently in use, chlortetracycline, chlortetracycline plus […]

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Veterinary diagnostics are a big business worldwide, estimated to be worth around US $4.1 billion in 2016 and projected to reach as much as $6.6 billion by 2021.[1] In America, the veterinary biologics industry (which includes vaccines and diagnostic test kits) is regulated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection […]

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We recently talked about the economic benefits of in-house testing for common veterinary diseases like heartworm, giardia, and parvovirus. Today we’re going to discuss another way in which rapid in-house lateral flow assays like the SafePath® ZippTest® Canine Heartworm Test Kit and Canine Parvovirus Test Kit can benefit your practice – better patient care. Lateral […]

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Does your veterinary practice test in-house for common animal diseases like canine heartworm or parvovirus? If not, it might be time to give this option a second look! Rapid in-house lateral flow assays like the SafePath® ZippTest® Canine Heartworm Test Kit and SafePath® ZippTest® Canine Parvovirus Test Kit have proven to be just as accurate […]

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A new dog or puppy brings a lot of joy and excitement, but it can also bring something no pet owner wants – canine parvovirus, or parvo. Parvo is a highly contagious virus that attacks dogs’ intestines and causes vomiting, severe diarrhea, dark or bloody feces, and life-threatening dehydration. The virus also attacks white blood […]

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Canine heartworm is a potentially fatal parasite that infects dogs’ hearts, lungs, and blood vessels. The incidence of canine heartworm infection in the US has grown in recent years, expanding beyond the geographic areas (namely, the southeastern states) typically thought of as “danger zones.” Canine heartworm has now been diagnosed in all 50 states, thanks […]

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