Idiopathic Issues

Increasing Social Media Reach For Your Vet Practice!

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Chances are, you are fluent in using social media in your daily life. The majority of Americans are on their phone on average of 5 hours per day. That number is staggering!

So, if you are looking for a great way to reach your clients, look no further than the device in your hand.

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Topics: Veterinary Clients, Vet Practice

Recalls: Euthanasia Drug in Pet Foods?

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 11, 2018 at 1:21 PM

I don’t know about you, but as a veterinarian I become worried and also frustrated when there are these major pet food recalls.

Why? Mostly because every single client asks about them, and it seems that it is very difficult for us as veterinarians to stay in the loop and be able to provide accurate and up to date information regarding all of these recalls.

We have so many other things to deal with on a daily basis, and now we are looped in to knowing about the products the pet food industry is putting on the shelves. We are the experts of everything healthcare for pets, and it is our duty to stay informed of recalls and be prepared to answer questions regarding them no matter how frustrating it is.

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Topics: Pet Food, Pet Food Recalls

Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care

Posted by Lori Hehn on March 5, 2018 at 8:37 AM

We have heard a lot about compassion fatigue in the last couple of years when it comes to the veterinary community. It is a very important topic to address if you work in the veterinary field.

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Topics: Stress Management, Compassion Fatigue, Suicide

STOP using Tramadol in Dogs?

Posted by Ira Gordon on February 23, 2018 at 8:41 AM
 
As a veterinarian who frequently works with pet owners to manage chronic and painful conditions, I have long utilized tramadol as one of the many weapons in our arsenal to battle pain and support the quality of life of dogs and cats in my care.  

So imagine my surprise and potential embarrassment to review a recent study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) which reports on the lack of effectiveness of tramadol in dogs.  So should we stop using Tramadol in dogs?
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Topics: Dog Breeds, Tramadol

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