Podcast dedicated to breaking news, practice and personal life tips, and covering the most controversial and provocative pet, animal and veterinary topics.
Elanco IPO, Nigerian Human-Cat Relationships, Sorghum Dog Food
This week veterinarian Dr Ernie Ward reviews a recent published study from Nigeria on Human-Cat Relationships and the current state of cat ownership and attitudes toward cats in this African nation. A new study is published evaluating feasibility of using sorghum as an ingredient in dry dog foods, and Dr Ward shares his thoughts on the announcement that Lilly is divesting from Elanco and the upcoming limited IPO.
Nigerian Cat Study:
AVMA BOD & Future Leaders Approve Global Pet Obesity Position Statement!
At this year's American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) annual conference, the Board of Directors and Future Leaders Group unanimously approved our Global Pet Obesity Position Statement declaring: 1) uniform definition of canine and feline obesity, 2) universal Body Condition Score (BCS) system, and 3) obesity as a disease.
FDA APPROVES FIRST CBD DRUG! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR VETERINARIANS?
On June 25, 2018, the US FDA announced approval for the first CBD drug to treat epilepsy in humans. What does this mean for veterinarians and pets? Read the FDA announcement here: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm611046.htm
IS THIS THE END OF BOARDING KENNELS? ROVER & WAG.COM TAKE ON THE PET INDUSTRY
Is the traditional pet boarding facility or kennel doomed? I think so, and I believe technology created by Rover.com and Wag.com (and others) will not only lead to the extinction of many boarding kennels, but potentially provide better care for more pets. But that's not all; I believe it's only a matter of time before these companies take on the veterinary profession. Check out my thoughts...
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Amazon Enters Pharmacy Sales! How will this affect Veterinarians & Pets?
Amazon acquired the innovative pharmacy company PillPack today for an estimated $1 billion. How will this impact veterinarians, veterinary drug distributors, online pharmacies, and pets?
Australian Pet Food Industry Under Investigation!
The Australian Senate announced a Parliamentary Investigation into the Pet Food Industry after journalistic investigations and persistent public outcry over contaminated pet food and lack of proper protections and oversight.