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Hydra Care

Purina sees Hydra Care as dehydration solution

The feline supplement is formulated to help “notoriously poor drinkers” get the liquid their body needs.

You can lead a cat to water, but you can’t make her drink. Nestlé Purina PetCare believes that its new nutritional supplement, Hydra Care, is the answer for cats that don’t consume enough water, an issue that can lead to urinary problems and chronic renal disease. The liver-flavored fluid has a higher viscosity than tap […]

Selarid

Norbrook launches topical parasiticide for dogs and cats

Selarid is promoted as an “affordable option” for combating fleas, heartworm, ear mites and other parasites.

Selarid, a newly released spot-on parasiticide from Norbrook Inc., is formulated to fight fleas, heartworm disease and ear mites in dogs and cats. The monthly prescription medication is being marketed to veterinarians and pet owners as an “affordable option.” “The best approach to pests like heartworms, which can be fatal for our pets, is prevention,” […]

SediVue Dx analyzers

Idexx announces several product upgrades

Key changes are coming to SediVue Dx, Catalyst Dx, Catalyst One and Web PACS.

Idexx Laboratories Inc. is launching enhancements to three point-of-care analyzers and the company’s Web PACS cloud-based diagnostic imaging software. “These updates target important medical conditions [and] were influenced by customer input,” said Jay Mazelsky, Idexx’s president and CEO. Among the highlights: The SediVue Dx urine sediment analyzer will feature advanced bacteria detection. “The latest artificial […]

Compensation and Benefits

AAHA updates ‘Compensation and Benefits’ guide

The newly released book explores what veterinary hospitals are paying employees and reveals other inside information.

The American Animal Hospital Association has released the latest version of its benchmarking guide “Compensation and Benefits,” a detailed look at pay and perks for all members of the veterinary practice team. The findings in the ninth edition were based on surveys returned by more than 600 U.S. clinics — AAHA accredited or not. Among […]

mirtazapine recall

Drug maker recalls mirtazapine tablets

The medication is prescribed as an antidepressant for people and off-label as an appetite stimulant for cats.

A small amount of a human antidepressant drug sometimes used in cats to stimulate appetite has been voluntarily recalled because of a label error. The manufacturer, Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., recalled mirtazapine tablets from lot number 03119002A3 and with an expiration date of March 2022. The medication contained in some bottles labeled Mirtazapine Tablets 7.5 […]

Bravecto Plus

FDA approves broad-spectrum Bravecto Plus for cats

Veterinary sales of the topical parasiticide should start soon in the United States.

Bravecto Plus, a spot-on medication formulated to fight a variety of feline parasites for up to two months, has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. The product is expected to ship to veterinarians “in the coming months,” manufacturer Merck Animal Health reported. Bravecto Plus has been available on the European market for over a […]

TrueBeam

Varian radiotherapy units coming to VCA cancer centers

All 35 hospitals eventually will install TrueBeam or Halcyon systems.

Five VCA Pet CancerCare Centers will be the first of 35 to house Varian radiotherapy systems under a partnership announced between the national hospital chain and manufacturer. VCA Animal Hospitals reported in August that nearly three dozen of its more than 930 clinics would be branded Pet CancerCare Centers and employ board-certified oncology teams that […]

Puerto Rico

BI’s NexGard will be made in Puerto Rico

A plant expansion will supply the North American market with the canine drug NexGard.

Boehringer Ingelheim will manufacture the flea and tick preventive NexGard (afoxolaner) in Puerto Rico upon expansion of a plant in the northern city of Barceloneta. The $50 million project will lead to 105 additional full-time jobs at the factory, which now employs about 200 people. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health in recent years has expanded vaccine […]

PhytoMAXX Plus

ANP launches liquid hemp extract for pets

Veterinary-exclusive PhytoMAXX Plus is administered orally as a joint supplement.

Animal Nutritional Products has released a liquid formulation of its veterinary-exclusive PhytoMAXX Bites hemp extract for pets. The new PhytoMAXX Plus is marketed to support joint health in dogs and cats and as a possible answer for stress-induced urinary problems and separation anxiety. The dietary supplement is available in 30-milliliter bottles that come with a […]

separation anxiety

Mizner Bioscience releases anti-anxiety drug

The generic medication is FDA-approved for dogs at least 6 months old.

Elanco Animal Health’s anti-anxiety medication Clomicalm (clomipramine hydrochloride) has a generic competitor. Mizner Bioscience, a privately held, Miami-based veterinary drug manufacturer, reported earning U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Clomipramine Hydrochloride Tablets, the company’s first product. The prescription medication is indicated for the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs at least 6 months old. […]

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