dvm360 product report: A scientific treatise on dogs, mobile arthroscopic exams and help for client pocketbooks

February 15, 2019

This roundup of new products offers insights on canine behavior, the ability to perform arthroscopy anywhere, plus two resources for helping clients pay.

Elsevier

New animal behavior resource

Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions by James Ha and Tracy Campion provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and how the latter has evolved.

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Companion Animal Health

Mobile arthroscopy unit

The Companion INsight System can help you both diagnose intra-articular pathologies and assess progress made during prescribed treatment plans. The Companion INsight Image Capture System is an intuitive interface that allows for quick image capture and transfer. This mobile, battery-operated system enables practitioners to perform needle arthroscopy in any environment. The battery operated tablet with kickstand features a 10.8-in HD display and supports DICOM, PNG, AVI and MP4 file formats.

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Trupanion

Pet insurance from birth

Trupanion has removed minimum age restrictions within its medical insurance policies for cats and dogs, allowing puppies and kittens to be covered from birth. This expanded age bracket enables pet owners to enroll cats and dogs from 0-7 weeks old throughout the United States and Canada. By offering pet owners the option to enroll their pets from day one, they will no longer need to worry about the possibility of a condition arising before coverage begins.

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Waggle

An altruistic alternative payment option

Waggle is a pioneering crowdfunding source dedicated to helping sick or injured pets regain good health. Waggle's goal is to prevent “economic euthanasia,” providing a hopeful solution for an optimistic outcome for all. They guarantee that the donations go directly to the veterinary hospital performing the services, providing complete transparency.

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