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AVMA to change euthanasia guidelines

AVMA to change euthanasia guidelines

The categorization of some euthanasia techniques and the conditions for their use are two of the proposed changes to AVMA’s Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals. The interim update is scheduled to be released in 2019.

Cats need to hunt, forage for meals, says AAFP

Cats need to hunt, forage for meals, says AAFP

The American Association of Feline Practitioners has released a new consensus statement identifying normal feeding behaviors in cats. The statement also includes strategies for encouraging cats to hunt, forage, and eat frequent small meals in a solitary fashion at home.

 

Clinical trial shows possible longer life for dogs with osteosarcoma

Clinical trial shows possible longer life for dogs with osteosarcoma

Fifteen dogs diagnosed with osteosarcoma survived a median of 415 days after completing canine osteosarcoma immunotherapy, according to an ELIAS clinical trial. The most common adverse events reported were mild and transient in nature, and primarily included inappetence, fever, gastrointestinal disturbances, and lethargy.

N.J. hospital warns pet owners following Leptospirosis outbreak

N.J. hospital warns pet owners following Leptospirosis outbreak

New Jersey’s NorthStar VETS emergency and specialty hospital has issued a warning for local pet owners following an increase in the number of Leptospirosis cases treated at the hospital and other clinics in the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania areas.

 

Study finds veterinarians are often faced with high moral distress

Study finds veterinarians are often faced with high moral distress

A survey of 889 North American veterinarians found the majority of them experience widespread moral distress when receiving inappropriate requests for euthanasia and in instances of being unable to provide care.