Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Study: Fighting like cats and dogs is mostly a myth
A study conducted by the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom explored the relationships between cats and dogs that live together in the same home, according to AAHA NEWStat. And in most cases, the pets got along just fine as long as nobody ticked off the cat.
Given that 32 percent of U.S. pet-owning households have both a cat and a dog, the study provided insights for veterinarians whose clients are looking to maintain peace at home.
More than 80 percent of owners said their pets were comfortable with one another. Only 3 percent thought their cats and dogs couldn’t stand each other.
Other findings: 27 percent said the animals played together every day and 12 percent said the dog groomed the cat every day.
The study was published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
Dr. Nancy Zimmerman gets new Dechra marketing role
Nancy Zimmerman, DVM, has been promoted to global endocrinology marketing director at Dechra Pharmaceuticals under group marketing director Andrea Dodds. Dr. Zimmerman was director of U.S. marketing since 2012 and was credited with helping the U.S. commercial team grow Dechra’s North American business unit to $188.5 million in sales in the last fiscal year.
CP Medical to distribute B. Braun’s infusion therapy products
CP Medical Corp., a manufacturer of wound closure and specialty surgical applications for the veterinary market, will distribute B. Braun Vet Care’s infusion therapy product line and selected wound therapy products in the United States and Canada.
Key products include the Intrafix Safeset for IV administration and Aesculap DS titanium ligation clips.
CP Medical is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, and B. Braun in Tuttlingen, Germany.
Veterinary clinics partner to offer emergency care
Three La Crosse, Wisconsin, veterinary clinics —Central Animal Hospital, Thompson Animal Center and Hillside Animal Hospital — are joining forces to provide after-hours emergency care, according to WKBT.
Each clinic will be in charge of offering overnight emergency services for a week at a time, the TV station reported. Records from any after-hours care will go back to the regular veterinarian the next morning.
“Emergency services are becoming rarer and rarer in this area, and we felt that it was important to combine together as a team, again still functioning as our own clinics, but to offer support to animals in the area that need emergency services,” said Douglas Kratt, DVM, president of Central Animal Hospital.