Off Label Veterinary News Hounds Podcast 001

Off Label Veterinary News Hounds Podcast 001

Husband-and-wife veterinary team, Laura Ward and Dr. Ernie Ward banter about the latest in animal, medicine, and practice life news. 

Bear mistaken as a dog, the U.K. opens another veterinary school, pet leasing back in the news (and it’s bad), Zoetis buys Abaxis (who wins and loses?), Petco and Just Food For Dogs, Amazon launches Wag dog food, and tips to avoid Memorial Day drama in veterinary clinics.

What the Amazon + Petco + Just Food For Dogs Means for Veterinary Clinics

What the Amazon + Petco + Just Food For Dogs Means for Veterinary Clinics

Amazon, PetSmart, VIP Pet Care, Thrive, and now Petco Partners with Just Food For Dogs! What does all this mean for veterinary professionals, what impact will it have on veterinary clinics worldwide, and why is all of this happening now? Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward shares his thoughts in the latest edition of Off label Veterinary News!

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2017 Pet Obesity Survey, Owners & Veterinary Professionals Share Opinions on Pet Food

2017 Pet Obesity Survey, Owners & Veterinary Professionals Share Opinions on Pet Food

Pet obesity in the U.S. increased in 2017, affecting 60% of cats and 56% of dogs, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). APOP’s tenth annual survey revealed opinions of pet owners and veterinary professionals on several pet food issues such as the benefits of corn, dry versus canned foods, whether or not pet food has improved, and the best sources of pet dietary recommendations.

Are Vet Tech Schools Good Enough, Michigan May Ban BSL, Dog A.I. Study

A new article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) asks if U.S. veterinary technician programs are measuring up to standards and Dr. Ernie Ward discusses the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI); the Michigan State Senate votes to eliminate breed-specific legislation (BSL) statewide; a new study evaluates canine artificial intelligence (A.I.) and may bring us one step closer to realistic robot dogs.