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News wrap up: Recognizing National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and other veterinary news


Check out this week’s headlines



Happy Friday dvm360 readers! We hope that you had a fantastic and safe Halloween. Now that we are officially in November, we will be honoring multiple awareness initiatives, including National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Senior Pet Health Month, and National Pet Diabetes Month. Be sure to check out our coverage throughout the month for interviews, articles, and even a crossword puzzle as we bring awareness to these crucial elements within veterinary medicine.

Here is what was popular this week on dvm360.com

  • To raise awareness of shelter animals and recognize the health and wellness of older pets everywhere, YuMove is honoring National Adopt a Senior Pet Month by providing mobility and wellness tips for senior pets.
  • Gizmo, a 4-pound Shih Tzu puppy, was featured by the Pet Poison Helpline after he ingested a half-smoked cigarette and butt after it blew into the family’s yard. Pet Poison Helpline is sharing the story of Gizmo in recognition of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Mary A. Bliss, and Anthony Grzin, RPh, shared their insights on the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) revisions and how the changes will affect compounding medicines.
  • A study published by researchers at HT Vistia, the UK subsidiary of HT Vet, demonstrated the use of artificial intelligence and thermal imaging for accurate screening of canine dermal and subcutaneous masses.
  • North Carolina Zoo shared the heartbreaking news this week that Payon, a 19-year-old polar bear at the zoo, passed away as he was being transferred to the Louisville Zoo as part of a polar bear breeding partnership.
  • During an interview with dvm360, Joshua J. Broadwater, DVM, DACVO, with Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency in North Carolina, discusses dogs that are predisposed to corneal ulcers, what may be causing them in young and older, and more.
  • And more!
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