Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward discusses how to evaluate and edit your Facebook privacy settings for ads and applications. What personal information does Facebook collect, how can you select what personal data is shared with others, and what will result from the Cambridge Analytica controversy? Should veterinarians, veterinary clinics, and veterinary technicians continue to post on Facebook? These issues and more are covered in this edition of Off Label Veterinary News?
In veterinary news, Walmart announces it will open 20 VetIQ clinics in 20 U.S. stores over the next 90 days; USA Today reports that veterinarians are now the top female dominated profession in terms of growth from 2000 to 2016; American Pet Products Association (AAPA) releases its 2017 pet spending report, and it far exceeds expectations.
The recent death of a dog traveling on United Airlines has prompted closer scrutiny on pet travel in the United States by veterinary professionals. Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward shares his thoughts on some potential changes that may occur as a result of the recent airline accidents and mishaps and how veterinarians can better help pets when traveling.
A popular Twitch gamer brags that she once killed a client's dog when working as a "vet tech," Canadian dog owner who had to sign over her dog because she couldn't afford $8,000 emergency surgery after a spay complication gets her dog back, Barbra Streisand opens up about having her dog cloned, New Mexico governor vetoes bipartisan spay-neuter assistance bill, Express Scripts set their sights on pet medications, Salmonella confirmed cause of kitten death prompts raw food recall, and more!
A Dutch study evaluates dog parenting styles compared to human parenting and finds some interesting results, Dr. Claire Simeone is chosen as the first veterinarian TED Fellow, and German researchers prove canine inflammatory bowel disease is distinctly different than human or mice IBD when it comes to macrophage populations - and this could have significant implications for future tests and treatments in this latest veterinary news episode.
Adopted Pet Pig Eaten by New Owners in Canada, Blue Buffalo Bought for $8 Billion by General Mills in Another Pet Food Company Acquisition, Puppies Infected with Parvovirus Treated Using Fecal Transplantation Study Published by Brazilian Veterinary Researchers in Journal of Internal Veterinary Medicine, Dog Housebreaking "Smart Vest" Patent Granted in U.S, Veterinary Professionals Need to Clean Up Their Medication Disposal Practices According to New Study Published in JAVMA
Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward hosts the 2018 New York Pet Fashion Show "Vet Carpet," receives an unexpected award, and shares a unique experience that truly celebrates the love we share for animals (including chickens in chaps and a bearded dragon wearing a homecoming dress). You don't want to miss a single second of this special episode!
To watch the entire one-hour broadcast with co-host veterinarian Dr. Yasmin Mortsakis, visit http://facebook.com/NYPetFashionShow
Thank you to everyone who participated, and our sponsors DogFlu.com and the New York Pet Fashion Show!
Cat Rides on Car Hood, Bear Burns Healed by Fish Skins, 2017 Pet Expenses - This episode features an incredibly crazy (and stupid and dangerous) story from Sandy, Oregon about a man who allows his cat to ride on the hood of his car -- and why authorities can't stop him! We also look at an amazing case of a bear burned in the recent California wildfires healed by using fish skin bandages from University of California, Davis Veterinary school, and VIP Petcare releases its 2017 survey on pet care expenditures and attitudes in the U.S.