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dvm360® product report: Pet wellness and insurance plans, plus veterinary well-being book and more
Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products.
CarePlus is an exclusive suite of pet-first wellness and insurance plans to make pet health care more affordable and accessible. CarePlus plans cover wellness coverage as well as accidents and illness. The service provides 24/7 access to the customer care team and enables access to Connect With a Vet, Chewy’s telehealth service. Chewy customers’ costs are covered for eligible prescription medications, supplements, and veterinary diet food. Direct payments can be made to the veterinarian or you can submit a claim.
An eco-friendly, reusable pet body wrap and transport kit, the Care Cradle is a considerate alternative to the plastic body bags, sheets, and towels often used during euthanasia. Made of 100% cotton, the pet wrap ensures pets stay secure while the cradle allows you to lift, carry, and transport the pet discreetly and with respect within the practice and further for burial and cremation. Designed for all breeds and sizes of dogs, as well as cats and other animals.
Fera Pets Omega-3s Oil
Fera Pet Plant-Based Omega 3s Oil is the only plant-based oil for dogs and cats that has EPA and DHA in high concentrations. The product is made from natural (non–genetically modified organism [GMO]) marine microalgae, organic flaxseed, and vitamin E from sunflowers. It is sustainably sourced without any animal products, gluten, dairy, soy, GMOs, or sugar. Plus, the Omega 3s oil contains no additives, fillers, preservatives, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, dairy, or artificial colors.
This line of fully plant-based meat for dogs offers a complete, balanced meal, containing all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals necessary. The products aim to improve pet health, reduce animal farming, and decrease the effect of pet food manufacturing on the environment. There are 4 recipes: vitamin-rich green mix and carrots; high protein and fats with peanut butter and apple; anti-inflammatory with pumpkin and cranberries; and antioxidant rich with blueberries and vegetables.
Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit
The Puppy Pack and Kitten Kit, respectively, include hand-selected supplements—Canine/Feline Whole Body Support and Canine/Feline Immune System Support—to improve nutrition for young dogs and cats. The products are designed to deliver complex nutrients that might not be sufficiently consumed through an average diet alone. They provide vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients in forms close as possible to the way nature intended so pets can experience a lifetime of optimal health.
Creating Wellbeing and Building Resilience in the Veterinary Profession: A Call to Life
This book by Sonja A. Olson, DVM, couples real-life experiences with academic research into the contributing factors of compassion fatigue and offers advice on combatting these factors. Normalizing the conversation in the profession enables a range of possible solutions to create resilience and foster a culture of collaboration and support in which caregivers can thrive.
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