Study says pet obesity is often a product of ‘emotional overeating’

For some pets, obesity is just as big an issue as it is with many humans.

While the obesity epidemic among people may be one of the biggest health concerns in the United States, the same malady appears to be afflicting their pets. And as with humans, animal obesity may be partially caused by “emotional overeating,” similar to how people eat unhealthy comfort foods…

New sterilization techniques should aid veterinary professionals

There are several new, non-invasive techniques for animal sterilization.

New advancements in the world of veterinary medicine could soon have a major impact on the way dogs and cats are spayed and neutered. Whether it’s a drug that eliminates the need for surgery, or the application of new techniques that will allow veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians…

Vets on the trail of mysterious dog virus

Vets in a couple of states have been tracking a mysterious illness afflicting dogs.

Veterinarians in New Jersey and Ohio have been reporting a rash of cases where dogs already vaccinated against the flu are coming down with related illnesses. However, while the stories are cause for concern, many vets who are handling the cases believe they are closing in on the cause of the…

New mandate for animal dentistry

New rules are set to take effect that will change the way animals are treated during dental procedures.

Recently, the American Animal Hospital Association announced a rule mandating that all AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals and those seeking accreditation from the organization anesthetize and intubate all dental patients.1 The announcement builds on the AAHA’s recommendations contained in its…

Where do veterinary technicians work?

Veterinary technicians work in many different environments.

When you make the decision to enroll in a veterinary technology program, it’s important to think about the environment in which you would like to work after graduation. Veterinary technicians¬† have the opportunity to help animals in a variety of environments, including offices, private clinics…

Alternative therapies in veterinary medicine

Vets and Vet techs have been turning to alternative therapies to treat animals.

Medical care and services used to treat humans and those used to treat animals often overlap. And just as alternative therapies have become increasingly prevalent in the treatment of people, they are also making headway into the world of veterinary technology and medicine.
In Arizona, Dr. Tim…

Help make dogs’ vet visits less stressful

Help to keep dogs calm during their next visit to the vet.

If you are in the process of pursuing a¬†veterinary technology degree, you no doubt already know that one of the things you will be required to do is make pets’ visits to the vet’s office as un-stressful as possible. While administering medication, providing care or preparing animals for…