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Study shows increase of Lyme disease in dogs

Study shows increase of Lyme disease in dogs

Lyme disease in dogs is increasingly common in the Northeast and has moved into U.S. regions not historically considered endemic. That’s according to Companion Animal Parasite Council, which studied regional trends over nearly five years in antibody prevalence to Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease.

Pet obesity rates continue to rise in the U.S.

Pet obesity rates continue to rise in the U.S.

The number of overweight pets has increased in the U.S. for the eighth consecutive year, according to pet insurance provider Nationwide. Nearly 20 percent of its 2017 claims were for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity, marking a 24 percent increase over the last eight years.

New initiative honors veterinary customer service representatives

New initiative honors veterinary customer service representatives

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is celebrating veterinary client service representatives for their role in the animal health industry with its inaugural Client Service Representative Appreciation Week from Jan. 21 to 25.

Purdue students offer mobile spay and neuter surgeries to animal shelters

Purdue students offer mobile spay and neuter surgeries to shelters

A traveling surgery unit partly run by veterinary medicine students is helping dozens of animal shelters perform spay and neuter procedures. Since 2012, Purdue’s Priority 4 Paws (P4P) has helped nearly 14,000 shelter animals receive surgical care.

Pets in low-income households at risk of not receiving veterinary care

Pets of low-income families at risk of not receiving care

A new study has found 80 percent of dogs and cats living in households with financial constraints and/or with young pet owners are most at risk for not receiving preventative care, while nearly 28 percent of households experienced barriers to overall veterinary care.

Industry groups commend the 2018 Farm Bill

Industry groups commend the 2018 Farm Bill

American Veterinary Medical Association and Animal Agriculture Coalition are applauding U.S. President Donald Trump for signing a bill that funds and authorizes programs aimed at improving animal health. The law allows for creation of a new national animal disease preparedness and response program, among others.