In this week’s podcast, veterinarian Dr Ernie Ward reviews a recent published study from Nigeria on Human-Cat Relationships and the current state of cat ownership and attitudes toward cats in this African nation. A new study is published evaluating feasibility of using sorghum as an ingredient in dry dog foods, and Dr Ward shares his thoughts on the announcement that Lilly is divesting from Elanco and the upcoming limited IPO.
At this year's American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) annual conference, the Board of Directors and Future Leaders Group unanimously approved our Global Pet Obesity Position Statement declaring: 1) uniform definition of canine and feline obesity, 2) universal Body Condition Score (BCS) system, and 3) obesity as a disease.
Is the traditional pet boarding facility or kennel doomed? I think so, and I believe technology created by Rover.com and Wag.com (and others) will not only lead to the extinction of many boarding kennels, but potentially provide better care for more pets. But that's not all; I believe it's only a matter of time before these companies take on the veterinary profession. Check out my thoughts...
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Recent reports revealed the 2016-2017 FDA investigation of the Columbus, Ohio Mars Petcare pet food facility uncovered numerous pet food safety violations, including reports of "one instance described as 'millions of roaches.'”
"Employees also reported birds, spider webs, beetles, multiple flies, maggots and larvae on several occasions."
Read the Food Safety News report here: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/06/millions-of-roaches-plagued-maker-of-pedigree-iams-ceasar-other-pet-foods/#.Wx1_bjNKjUI
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