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U.S. launch date for BI’s Pexion is uncertain

Plant capacity constraints will delay the noise aversion drug’s introduction.

Boehringer Ingelheim has earned U.S. approval of the noise aversion drug Pexion, but sales won’t begin anytime soon. Pexion (imepitoin tablets) will be launched “in the future” for dogs sensitive to loud noises, spokesman Mark Bixler said. “The company does not envision introducing Pexion in the United States in 2019, mainly as a result of […]

New canine supplement helps with anxiety issues

Purina Pro Plan’s Calming Care contains a probiotic and is intended for daily use.

Nestlé Purina PetCare is releasing a nutritional supplement formulated to support dogs suffering from fear or anxiety. Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements Calming Care contains the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium longum (BL999), which studies have shown helps dogs maintain calm behavior. The product, which will be sold exclusively to U.S. and Canadian veterinarians starting in January […]

Zoetis introduces 6-in-1 parasiticide Revolution Plus

The topical product fights fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms and heartworms.

Zoetis Inc. has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Revolution Plus, a broad-spectrum parasiticide for cats at least 8 weeks old. The monthly spot-on preventive is formulated to protect against fleas, three types of ticks — blacklegged, Gulf Coast and American dog — ear mites, roundworms, hookworms and heartworms. The active ingredients are sarolaner […]

New dog food is veterinarian approved

Five Chi Dog diets are rooted in Eastern medicine.

Two Southern California veterinarians are making use of Eastern medicine to produce a new brand of fresh dog food whose five recipes are based on the principles of tai chi. The line, called Chi Dog, arose from the collaboration between husband-and-wife veterinarians Chris Berg, DVM, and Susan Bohrer, DVM, CVA, CVFT, and consultant Laurie Hatfield. […]

Purina launches canned HA Hydrolyzed diet

The chicken-flavored formula is recommended for food-allergic dogs.

Nestlé Purina PetCare has introduced a wet, chicken-flavored variety of HA Hydrolyzed, a Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets formula for dogs. The new canned diet contains hydrolyzed chicken liver. It and two existing dry choices — HA Hydrolyzed Chicken Flavor and HA Hydrolyzed Vegetarian — are formulated to help minimize adverse food reactions, the manufacturer […]

Hill’s takes ownership of Vetrax monitor

The pet food maker plans further development of the behavior-sensing device.

AgLogica Holdings Inc. has transferred its interest in the Vetrax wearable sensor to partner Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. Hill’s, which has worked with AgLogica on the device’s development for three years, announced the acquisition Oct. 10. Financial terms were not announced. Worn on a dog’s collar, Vetrax measures a number of behaviors, such as shaking, […]

The smart money is on smart pet products

“Pet tech is big business,” Packaged Facts says in a new report.

“Smart” pet products such as self-cleaning litterboxes, automated feeders and Bluetooth-enabled collars make up a $400 million a year U.S. market, according to Packaged Facts. The Rockville, Maryland, market research firm reported in a new report that smart pet products are expected to “play a far greater and more multifaceted role in 2018 and beyond.” […]

Blue Buffalo expands Veterinary Diet line

Canned formulas are introduced for managing food intolerance in cats and dogs and for skin and GI issues in dogs.

Blue Buffalo Co. has launched wet diets formulated to manage adverse food reactions in dogs and cats, complementing the kibble variety of Blue Natural Veterinary Diet HF Hydrolyzed for Food Intolerance. The Wilton, Connecticut, company also added a wet option to Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator for dogs. The therapeutic formulas are available exclusively […]

Huvepharma introduces cattle pinkeye vaccine

Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis is blamed for $150 million in annual losses.

Huvepharma has released a conditionally licensed vaccine formulated to prevent what The Merck Veterinary Manual describes as the “most common ocular disease of cattle.” The vaccine, Moraxella Bovoculi Bacterin, blocks infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis, or pinkeye caused by the bacterium Moraxella bovoculi. Pinkeye costs the cattle industry more than $150 million a year, said Sean O’Hare, […]

Royal Canin unveils veterinary-exclusive Pill Assist

New treat fools dogs into swallowing their medication.

Pet food maker Royal Canin has released veterinary-exclusive Pill Assist, a treat designed to conceal medications from fussy dogs. A study commissioned by the St. Charles, Missouri, company found that 1 in 3 dog owners reported their pets spit out pills. “A dog’s medication cannot help if it is not taken,” said scientific affairs manager […]

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