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PhytoMAXX Bites

Veterinary-exclusive CBD supplement is released

PhytoMAXX Bites is intended for pets with joint, immune, skin or stress issues, according to the manufacturer.

Animal Nutritional Products has introduced a veterinary-exclusive CBD (cannabidiol) chew formulated for pets suffering from pain, stress and other conditions. PhytoMAXX Bites contains a hemp extract as well as capsicum, which the manufacturer stated “activates the TRPV1 receptor that can influence pain perception.” Among other ingredients in the supplement are glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, omega-3 fatty […]

“Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness”

California veterinarian writes another pet book

The author, Dr. Gary Weitzman, is president of the San Diego Humane Society.

Why does some pet food contain ash? Should I get one kitten or two? How do I know if my pet is happy? Those are a few of the subjects that veterinarian Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, addresses in a new 400-page book written for pet owners. “Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness” […]

veterinary practice

eVetPractice gets prescription management upgrade

Real-time integration of Covetrus’ prescription management platform is designed to improve compliance.

Real-time prescription management has come to the eVetPractice cloud-based software from Covetrus. The company’s eVetPractice, AVImark and ImproMed practice information management systems are used by more than 16,000 veterinary practices throughout the United States. The real-time integration of prescription management technology with eVetPractice, AVImark and ImproMed has three key benefits, Covetrus reported. Synchronization between online […]

platelet-rich fibrin

Enso launches 30-minute regenerative medicine kit

The platelet-rich fibrin product can be used for wound healing, graft stabilization and bone regeneration.

Enso Discoveries has released what it describes as a first-of-its-kind platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) kit for use in healing acute or chronic wounds in companion animals and horses. The Rebound PRF kit concentrates platelets from a patients’ blood to produce a fibrin matrix that “has been shown to efficiently direct stem cell migration and thus aid the […]

Greenies

Veterinary channel Greenies are available from Covetrus

The distributor will manage sales on behalf of manufacturer Mars Petcare.

Covetrus has become the exclusive distributor of Greenies products sold at veterinary clinics and through the hospitals’ online stores. The Portland, Maine, company signed an agreement with manufacturer Mars Petcare to distribute Greenies Dental Treats and Greenies Pill Pockets. The deal went into effect May 1. “With our customer reach, differentiated go-to-market strategy and our […]

Flexprofen

Vetoquinol USA launches osteoarthritis drug Flexprofen

The new generic also is formulated to help alleviate postoperative pain in dogs.

Vetoquinol USA has released Flexprofen, a beef-flavored chewable tablet containing carprofen, for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and inflammation in dogs. The new generic product also is indicated to relieve postoperative pain in dogs after soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Eric Alsup, Vetoquinol USA’s country manager, said osteoarthritis and joint care is a key strategic […]

new books

For veterinary readers: 2 new books

One looks at well-being and suicide. The other takes a walk on the wild side of animal care.

An English-born psychologist who researched the mental well-being of veterinarians has published a book that aims to fight the profession’s high suicide rate. “Coping With Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian,” by Nadine Hamilton, Ph.D., examines how practitioners’ mental health is influenced by their daily work. “The effects of working long hours, performing euthanasia on […]

horse

European Commission OK’s equine stem cell therapy

Boehringer Ingelheim’s new Arti-Cell Forte is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate recurrent lameness.

Boehringer Ingelheim has received authorization from the European Commission for a stem cell therapy designed for the treatment of equine lameness. The company reported that Arti-Cell Forte is the first approved stem cell-based product in animal health. The therapy, which uses “specifically primed, chondrogenic induced stem cells,” according to BI, was developed in partnership with […]

urinary incontinence

Once-a-day Proin earns FDA approval

The extended-release drug is formulated to control urinary incontinence in dogs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an extended-release version of the twice-a-day canine incontinence drug Proin. Given daily, Proin ER (phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride extended-release) tablets are indicated for the control of urinary incontinence due to urethral sphincter hypotonus in dogs. The new prescription medication, manufactured by Pegasus Laboratories Inc., comes in 18-, 38-, 74- […]

dog food bowl

Hill’s expands recall of canned dog food

The vitamin D-linked alert covers a select number of Prescription Diet and Science Diet recipes.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has voluntarily recalled eight additional SKUs of canned dog food because of elevated levels of vitamin D discovered in a supplier’s vitamin premix. The newly flagged Prescription Diet and Science Diet wet foods include: Too much vitamin D in a dog’s diet has been linked to hypercalcemia, which the U.S. Food and […]

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