How therapeutic home-delivery programs can benefit your practice
March 11, 2019This is an exciting, but challenging time for small-animal veterinarians, as we help clients manage their pets’ health in ways that were unavailable when I started practicing more than 30 years ago. Take nutrition, for example. New therapeutic diets are enabling us to manage a much broader spectrum of disorders than ever before. But advances don’t stop there. Our multiple-location dermatology practice has found success using e-commerce to deliver therapeutic diets directly to pet …
FDA finds potential link between diet and canine DCM
February 20, 2019According to reports investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), a large proportion of diets in canine DCM cases—both grain-free and grain-containing—include peas and/or lentils in various forms as a main ingredient.
Nutrition’s role in cancer patients
November 5, 2018Nutrition is always important in helping a sick pet get better, and it can be an essential element of care for cancer patients and for pets recovering from debilitating illnesses or surgery. Cancer and its treatments may alter the body’s ability to tolerate particular foods or use certain nutrients; moreover, clients often have a firm belief in nutrition as good medicine and may ask about or even insist on special diets or supplements for pets undergoing cancer treatments or otherwise in need of tender loving care.
Veterinary advisory board to work with Blue Buffalo on advancing therapeutic nutrition
January 25, 2017Blue Buffalo announced the formation of an on-going veterinary advisory board to provide input on natural, therapeutic nutritional advances. The group of advisors will also focus on Blue Buffalo-sponsored scientific research and evidence-based treatments.