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Companies recall food on fear of vitamin D toxicity

Companies recall food on fear of vitamin D toxicity

Missouri-based pet food companies Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca are recalling certain dry dog foods following three complaints from pet owners about vitamin D toxicity. Symptoms of dogs ingesting too much vitamin D include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst and urination, and excessive drooling.

Four tips for keeping pets safe during Thanksgiving

Four tips for keeping pets safe during Thanksgiving

Veterinarians should remind owners to keep their pets away from toxic foods and provide them with a safe space when planning Thanksgiving activities, advises Pet Sitters International. Other tips include keeping holiday decorations like cornucopias and pine cones out of pets’ reach.

New AAHA infection control guidelines now available

New AAHA infection control guidelines now available

The 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines cover cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, identifying high-risk patients, and managing contagious patients in isolation. Staff training video and evaluation tools are also included.

Trupanion ends points program amid insurance regulator probe

Trupanion ends points program amid insurance regulator probe

The pet insurance company says it is ending its points program, which is at the center of an investigation by Washington state insurance regulators. According to Trupanion, the program was not performing as the company had hoped.

TVMA advises pets undergo annual wellness exams to detect cancer early

TVMA advises pets undergo annual wellness exams to detect cancer early

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, which is why the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) is urging veterinarians and pet owners to practice annual wellness exams to address preventative diseases and detect the early stages cancer.

WSAVA launches global mental health survey

WSAVA launches global mental health survey

Results of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s survey will help update the literature surrounding mental health in the veterinary sector worldwide and implement measures to improve mental health in the veterinary profession.