New AI-Driven Diagnostic Tool Can Predict Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats Two Years Before Onset
Antech Diagnostics, part of Mars Petcare, released a new diagnostic tool called RenalTech that was developed using artificial intelligence to analyze pet medical record data to predict whether a cat will develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) up to two years before traditional clinical diagnosis.
Poll: Are Cat Owners Less Conscientious About Bringing Their Cats In for Preventive Care?
According to our Facebook poll for National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, 91% of veterinary nurses thought cat owners were less likely to bring their cats into the vet for preventive care.
Encourage Shelter Adoption of Cats and Routine Veterinary Care
The veterinary community can encourage clients to adopt cats from shelters and also educate them about the importance of regular veterinary care for their feline pets.
The AHS Guidelines: 2018 Updates, Guidance on Prevention, Testing and Treatment
The American Heartworm Society has recently updated their heartworm prevention guidelines to include heartworm prevention, testing and treatment, and heartworm epidemiology and biology.
Preventive Care for Cats: Making the Case to Owners
Veterinary nurses can communicate with owners to pave the way for a lifelong healthcare plan for their cats.
Have Dog, Will Travel
No question: dogs are on the move. Whether it’s a homeless dog being relocated following a major hurricane event, a canine companion accompanying his owner on vacation or a show dog traveling for competition or exhibition, road trips can be life-enhancing—or even lifesaving—for dogs.
Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Cats
When it comes to weight, cats are faring worse than their canine counterparts, with more than a 169% increase in overweight cats over the past 10 years, according to Banfield Pet Hospital.
Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Dogs
A look at dog obesity and overweight prevalence from Banfield Pet Hospital's 2017 State of Pet Health Report.
Tackling Pet Obesity: It’s Not Easy, But It’s the Best Work!
When I started my career as a veterinary technician, I had my hands full of “normal” work. I gave advice about food and prevention methods at the front desk. I made X-rays at the request of the veterinarian and used the microscope in the lab. My job included keeping animals alive that were under anesthesia ...
Preventing Transmission of Infectious Disease Among Patients
This article was originally published in the November/December 2011 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. The diligence of the veterinary medical team regarding prevention of disease transmission is ...