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New drug calms cats during transportation, veterinary visits

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this November approved Bonqat, a nerve pain medication for cats to alleviate acute anxiety and fear associated with transportation and veterinary visits.

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AAHA publishes allergic skin disease guidelines for dogs, cats

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On October 31, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) announced the publication of the 2023 AAHA Management of Allergic Skin Diseases in Dogs and Cats Guidelines intended to provide a systematic approach to identifying and treating allergic skin diseases in these animals.

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CDC issues warning about spread of cat-transmitted sporotrichosis

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The zoonotic disease cat-transmitted sporotrichosis, first identified in Brazil, has since spread to neighboring countries and, more recently, the United Kingdom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned it has the potential of spreading to the United States.

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Delegates update AVMA policies on diets for cats and dogs, animal loss support services

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The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) amended several AVMA policies addressing a range of veterinary-related issues, , from raw diets for dogs and cats, to dog and cat population management, to animal loss support services, and safe, noncommercial transport of pets in motor vehicles, during its regular winter session, held January 5-6 in Chicago in conjunction (..)

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AAHA publishes endocrinology diagnosis, treatment guidelines for dogs, cats

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The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recently published the 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines to help practitioners identify and treat common endocrine diseases while effectively communicating with clients and the care team.

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FDA approves anemia drug for cats with chronic kidney disease

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Varenzin-CA1 from Elanco is the first drug for the control of nonregenerative anemia associated with chronic kidney disease in cats to receive conditional approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Specialists issue consensus statement on abdominal ultrasound in dogs, cats

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The American College of Veterinary Radiology and European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging have released a consensus statement for the standardization of the abdominal ultrasound examination in dogs and cats.

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