Veterinary Practice News Canada

October 18, 2018

Top Stories

CVMA, CVO, and OVMA publish cannabis guidelines for pets

CVMA, CVO, and OVMA publish cannabis guidelines for pets

New guidelines from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association include categorized information about the country’s new marijuana law, the signs of marijuana toxicity, and pet-safety tips for owners.

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WSAVA’s 2019 World Congress to be held in Toronto

WSAVA’s 2019 World Congress to be held in Toronto

More than 50 educational streams on topics such as soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, dentistry, and dermatology will be featured at World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s 44th World Congress, which will be hosted by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association in Toronto.

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Top 10 reasons why pets see a veterinarian

Top 10 reasons why pets see a veterinarian

In its third annual report, Cost of Pet Health Care 2018, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance ranked the top 10 ailments that triggered a visit to a veterinary clinic based on almost 500,000 claims the company received over a one-year period.

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Petcurean donates pet food to rescue shelters affected by Hurricane Michael

Petcurean donates pet food to rescue shelters affected by Hurricane Michael

Petcurean is donating 908 kg of pet food to two animal rescue organizations in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Half will go to the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue and the other half is being sent to Alaqua Animal Rescue.

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Today's Feature

Claw counseling

Declawing is banned in more than 20 countries worldwide. As bans start to take effect in municipalities and regions throughout North America, veterinarians will need to shift their focus to living with clawed cats and without partial digital amputation (PDA). Developing a thorough understanding of feline scratching behavior is the first step. While partial digital amputation is banned in dozens of countries worldwide, North America stands comparatively alone in the historical trend to make declawing a normal practice.

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Events

November 2-4
SAVT Conference 2018

November 16-17
Advances in Equine Orthopaedic Therapies – An Evidence-Based 2-Day Practical Course

January 17-19
Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners (WCABP) Annual Conference

January 31–February 2
OVMA Conference and Trade Show

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