Veterinary Practice News Canada
 
August 1, 2019
 
Top Stories
 
Spaying and neutering large-breed dogs might increase risk of obesity
 
Spaying and neutering large-breed dogs might increase risk of obesity
 
Published in PLOS ONE and using data from the Morris Animal Foundation, a new study shows altering large-breed dogs can increase the animals’ risk of obesity, and, if done when the dog is young, their risk of non-traumatic orthopedic injuries as well.
 
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Alberta veterinarian recognized for commitment to feline care
 
Alberta veterinarian recognized for commitment to feline care
 
Kate Lupton, DVM, B.Sc., is the recipient of this year’s Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Small Animal Practitioner Award. She is being honoured for her work to improve the health and welfare of feline patients.
 
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Cats’ weight on the rise, says OVC
 
Cats’ weight on the rise, says OVC
 
You’re not imagining things. Chunky kitties are everywhere. A study out of Ontario Veterinary College has found cats get heavier as they mature out the kitten phase, and continue to gain weight until they are, on average, eight years old.
 
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Osteosarcoma in dogs and children genetically similar
 
Osteosarcoma in dogs and children genetically similar
 
A new study published by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute shows canine osteosarcoma shares many of the genomic features of human OS, including low mutation rates, structural complexity, and altered cellular pathways.
 
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Health problems of short-muzzled dogs widely unknown to owners
 
Health problems of short-muzzled dogs widely unknown to owners
 
Owners of brachycephalic breeds love their dogs, but remain largely ignorant to the unique health challenges these animals carry. Researchers say their popularity can be attributed to a combination of unawareness of these animals’ health concerns and a rationalization of their severity.
 
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Fear Free resource now complimentary
 
Fear Free resource now complimentary
 
FearFreeHappyHomes.com features articles, courses, and other board-certified veterinary behaviorist-created content, giving owners tools to prevent and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress for their pets at home.
 
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RVTTC launches CE travel bursary
 
RVTTC launches CE travel bursary
 
Registered veterinary technicians hoping to expand their professional knowledge or skills by attending a conference or a continuing education event can now apply for a travel bursary. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 15.
 
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Today's Feature
 
The ‘good death’ revolution—Companion animal euthanasia in the modern age
 
Animal euthanasia has come a long way in the past 15 years. With the increased attention given to the human-animal bond, the emotional complexity of animals, and the recent and welcomed focus on veterinary wellness, the importance of a good death has risen to centre stage. In forward-thinking veterinary practices, the euthanasia appointment is no longer an unpleasant burden in the day, but rather a rare gem of connectedness and intimacy so many of us look for in our professional lives. It provides teams the chance to slow down, to listen to stories, to take deep breaths in quiet reflection in an otherwise chaotic schedule.
 
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