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Canada's finest musicians want to say Thank You!

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Join us online for a musical celebration of Canadian veterinary frontline workers who tirelessly care for the pets we love.

Vaccination in the face of owner concerns

In this video, world-renowned specialist, Dr. Richard Ford, discusses emerging challenges of using vaccines in practice amid an increasing “anti-vax” mentality that has spread to the pet world. He discusses a few facts that practicing veterinarians can arm themselves with for addressing the concerned client - and offers up a viable alternative to vaccination for owners who remain unconvinced.

The Canadian Animal Health Institute and COVID-19

Learn how the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) is working with industry stakeholders to help mitigate the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis on the supply of veterinary drugs, vaccines and health products in Canada.

UPDATED OAHN ANTI-PARASITICS TABLES FOR DOGS AND CATS INCLUDE NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2020

Keeping track of parasites can be challenging, especially with emerging species continually entering the fray. Knowing how to treat a patient once the parasite risk is assessed is a separate challenge, due to the vast number of anti-parasitic medications to choose from.

CommuniVET joins forces with the CAVD

CommuniVETTM is pleased to welcome as its newest partner the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (CAVD), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of veterinary dermatology in Canada by providing education and resources for veterinary teams, supporting research, and promoting excellence in the care of animals with skin and ear disease.

A view on Leptospirosis vaccination with Dr. Richard Ford​

In this video, world-renowned specialist, Dr. Richard Ford, discusses the shift seen over the last decade in the definition of dogs considered to be at-risk for leptospirosis, and identifies more recently reported risk factors including seasonality. He explains why these factors as well as other complicated aspects of the disease justify offering dog owners the leptospirosis vaccine as a core vaccination.

A view on canine Lyme disease vaccination with Dr. Richard Ford

In this video, internationally renowned specialist, Dr. Richard Ford, discusses the importance of recommending routine vaccination to pet owners to offer an added layer of protection against canine Lyme disease - particularly important for dogs residing in tick endemic high risk regions of Canada. He also weighs in on the challenge of choosing the right vaccine in view of the wide selection of available licensed options.

UPDATE YOUR CLINIC’S PARASITE PREVENTION PROTOCOL WITH THE 2019 REVISED CPEP GUIDELINES

With an ever-changing landscape of ticks, worms and other parasites showing up across Canada, veterinarians can turn to the latest CPEP Guidelines for the Management of Parasites in Dogs and Cats to update anti-parasite protocols.

UPDATED TOOL HELPS VETERINARY TEAMS MAKE MORE INFORMED PET FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS

The Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA) recently released an updated version of the resource it created to help veterinary teams support their clients in comparing the different food options on the market and making the most appropriate choice for their pets. Dare to Ask: We Did! is an easy-to-consult chart that compiles important information about various pet food companies – information that is not found on food labels.

WSAVA RELEASES AN ADVISORY DOCUMENT OFFERING GUIDANCE ON INFORMING PET OWNERS CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISK OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTION

As the world keeps a close watch over the evolving coronavirus situation, WSAVA has released an advisory document calling on veterinarians to urge owners not to panic over the outbreak, confirming there is currently no evidence that pets are at risk of becoming infected with the virus, or becoming a source of infection to people.