Brenda the Cat Gets a Second Chance

“Shortly after picking up Brenda from the local animal shelter, I signed up with Trupanion. My previous cat had extremely high medical bills and no insurance, so signing up for pet medical insurance seemed like a sensible thing to do. Brenda settled down very happily in her new environment. A few months later, I took […]

Leadership, Part Three: What Are My Reference Ranges?

The Business of Healing Pets, Trupanion’s blog series written by Stith Keiser of Blue Heron Consulting, takes a deep dive into the business side of animal medicine. Look for a new installment each month featuring topics such as business best practices, effective leadership, strategic hiring, and more. If you’re like me, it’s not uncommon for […]

Free CE Webinar: Lead More, Stress Less – Yes Really!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST | CE Credit: 1 hour Veterinarians and veterinary staff are very important to us. They are our friends, colleagues, classmates, and caretakers of our beloved pets. Sadly, we are seeing disturbing trends related to veterinary burnout, compassion fatigue, ethics exhaustion, decreased career satisfaction, and suicide […]

From Crazy Bananas to August Light Studio Megan Peters Shows the Way

When I started my career in communications it wasn’t in public relations. It wasn’t in publishing or journalism. It was working as a marketing administrator directly for Jack Matthews, the president of MacDonald Creative Marketing, a subsidiary of then E.F. MacDonald, an incentive company in Dayton, Ohio. At the time, Jack was introducing personalized laser […]

FDA Extends Comment Period for Study Design for Heartworm Drugs

August 17, 2018 Update: The FDA is extending the comment period for the request for comments on the design of studies intended to generate data to support substantial evidence of effectiveness for investigational new animal drugs intended for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs. The FDA is taking this action in response to requests […]

FDA Approved Nexgard for prevention of infections causing dog lyme

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved NexGard (afoxolaner), a chewable tablet administered once monthly to dogs, for the prevention of Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi) infections by killing Black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), which carry the bacterium. The FDA originally approved NexGard in 2013 to treat and prevent flea infestations and to kill Black-legged ticks, American Dog […]

Do I Need To Check My Pet’s Microchip with the Vet?

Yes you do! You’d like to think pet microchip maintenance is as easy as 1-2-3! Microchips do improve the chance your pet, if he or she gets lost, is returned home to you. Yet, it isn’t always that simple. Microchips themselves don’t require maintenance, but there are three basic steps you need to do to […]

6 Match-Making Tips to Find the Perfect Shelter Pet

Have you searched high and low for your furry companion and have yet to find them? Finding the Purrfect fit for your family is a bit like Match-Making. The adoption process requires a more of an extensive process than just seeing a photo. When choosing your forever friend you want to make sure they have […]

Schools in Session: Top 10 Back-To-School Tips for your Pet

As summer comes to a close, we look towards going back to a normal routine and schedule. So, let’s celebrate Back-to-School. And don’t forget our furry companions, we’ve got 10 tips to get them “School-ready” too! Top 10 Back-To-School Essentials for your furry friend 1. Back-To-School Supplies: When you go back-to-school you need supplies. Well so […]

Blue: More than Just the Little Things

I fell in love with Blue when I saw his face online, just days after my husband passed away. After weeks of wonderful care from Tracy Rivers of Rescue Dogs Rock, I adopted Blue exactly one month from the date I’d lost my husband. I took Blue to my veterinarian for a checkup to find […]