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Cardalis heart drug for dogs wins approval

The Ceva-produced prescription medication is indicated for use in AVVI cases.

Ceva Animal Health has received U.S. approval of Cardalis, a chewable tablet formulated for the management of clinical signs of congestive heart failure in dogs due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency. The prescription drug is an alternative to the off-label use of human-approved products containing benazepril and spironolactone. “Today’s approval is novel because the drugs are […]

Midmark Multiparameter Monitor

Midmark releases 12-inch Multiparameter Monitor

A pre-procedure checklist and waveform libraries are among the features.

Midmark Corp. has launched the Midmark Multiparameter Monitor for use during patient exams, treatment, surgery and recovery. The monitor includes a 12.1-inch LCD touch-sensitive screen, Cardell blood pressure technology, veterinary-specific algorithms, a pre-procedure checklist, a carbon dioxide soda lime absorbent reminder, and ECG and CO2 waveform libraries. “When you question a waveform, you can quickly […]


New Cubex software automates PMP reporting

Integration with veterinary practice management software smooths the process of complying with Prescription Monitoring Program rules.

Cubex LLC has released software designed to automate the recording and submitting of prescriptions under state-run Prescription Monitoring Programs. The new platform, CubexPMP, can stop prescription drug misuse by preventing multiple pharmacies from filling the same prescription, the company stated. “Now, more and more states are requiring veterinarians, who have traditionally been exempt, to report […]

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Urinary Health

New treat supports feline urinary health

The veterinary-exclusive product can be offered alongside Purina’s UR Urinary St/Ox cat food.

Nestlé Purina PetCare has released a veterinary-exclusive treat formulated to assist with feline urinary health. The new product, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Urinary Health, contains corn gluten meal, chicken and poultry by-product meal, among other ingredients. “When fed in conjunction with UR Urinary St/Ox feline formula, these treats can help reduce the risk of […]

Antech releases first-of-its-kind IBD test

The assay, performed off-site, identifies biomarkers that could point to canine inflammatory bowel disease.

Antech Diagnostics has introduced what the company calls the first blood test for inflammatory bowel disease in dogs. The Canine CE-IBD assay checks for three biomarkers — gliadin (gluten) sensitivity, bacterial proliferation and intestinal inflammation — and returns a reading of consistent or not consistent with inflammatory bowel disease. A serum sample needs to be […]

FortiFlora SA

Purina launches FortiFlora SA supplement

Cats and dogs with gastrointestinal issues could benefit from a combined probiotic and prebiotic.

A new veterinary-exclusive nutritional supplement containing both a prebiotic and probiotic is designed to assist cats and dogs suffering from diarrhea and support a healthy intestinal microbiome. FortiFlora SA Synbiotic Action, part of the Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements line, comes in separate formulas for cats and dogs. Made with the probiotic Enterococcus faecium SF68 […]

Bravecto 1-Month

New from Merck: Bravecto 1-Month for dogs

The monthly chewable for puppies and older canines wards off fleas and ticks.

Dogs as young as 8 weeks old can be protected from fleas and ticks through the use of Bravecto 1-Month, a chewable medication newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturer, Merck Animal Health, did not announce a launch date for the product, which like other Bravecto preventives contains the active ingredient […]


Veterinary Warming Solutions introduces HoverHeat

Surgical patients ride atop a cushion of air and can be warmed from above and below.

The inventor of the Hug-U-Vac surgical positioning system for human and veterinary patients has released another product: the HoverHeat warming device. Lloyd Hiebert, MD, an entrepreneur and board-certified anesthesiologist, reported that HoverHeat supports normothermia, or normal body temperature, when placed under a veterinary patient and connected to a warm air blower. A second HoverHeat placed […]

Calm & Comfort

ElleVet Sciences releases stress-fighting CBD chew

Calm & Comfort is made with cannabidiol and cannabidiolic acid.

ElleVet Sciences has introduced a CBD chew formulated to help dogs overcome noisy or stressful situations such as fireworks, thunderstorms and travel. Calm & Comfort contains the active ingredients CBD (cannabidiol) and CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) as well as peanut butter, rice bran and brewer’s yeast. “Pet owners don’t give this to their dogs every day, […]


FDA approves Clevor emesis drug for dogs

Prescription eye drops are formulated to induce vomiting in nearly all dogs within 30 minutes.

A European pharmaceutical company has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Clevor (ropinirole ophthalmic solution), an eye drop indicated for the induction of emesis, or vomiting, in dogs. The prescription medication was effective within 30 minutes of use in 95% of dogs tested in a clinical field study, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary […]