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The field of veterinary medicine is an ever-evolving landscape. That’s why we’re offering articles and resources, authored by experts in the field, aimed at helping veterinary professionals stay on top of the latest knowledge and research.

Spotlight on Heartworms

Spotlight on Heartworms

Dogs with Heartworms

When it comes to heartworm disease, the best approach is prevention. Banfield presents this series of articles, with a special focus on dogs, to support veterinary professionals in delivering the best pet care possible. Topics include:

Solutions to the Challenges of Heartworm Prevention

Learn more about the latest clinical guidelines for heartworm disease in dogs. Read More

10 Common Myths About Heartworm Disease

Replace myths with facts when educating your clients and training your hospital team on heartworm disease. Read More

Train Your Team to Talk About Heartworm Disease

Learn how to educate your clients and your team on the most up-to-date prevention and treatment methods for Heartworm disease. Read More

Spotlight on Nutrition

Spotlight on Nutrition

Dogs on Spotlight

Pet food plays an important role in the management of a pet’s health. Banfield invites veterinary professionals to learn more about diets and nutrition in the articles below. Topics include therapeutic foods, trends in over-the-counter foods, reading pet food labels, and client communication.

Discussing Pet Food Trends with Clients

Many of your clients may be turning toward foods they feel are more natural or wholesome in their own diets, and research is showing that they want to do the same for their pets. Read More

Strategies for Using Veterinary Therapeutic Diets

When discussing therapeutic food plans with pet owners, it is important to explain the benefits, limitations, and how such diets can specifically help manage an illness in their cat or dog. Read More

A Guide to Helping Your Clients Read Pet Food Labels

Reading pet food labels can be confusing for your clients, but it’s important that they know what ingredients are in the foods they are feeding their pets, as well as the nutritional value of those foods. Read More

Common Myths About Pet Food

With all the changes in the pet food industry and the new products and diet fads being promoted, no doubt your clients ask lots of questions about what to feed their pets. The information in this article will help you educate your clients on some of the more common pet food myths. Read More

Spotlight on Vaccines

Spotlight on Vaccines

Spotlight Video

Banfield Pet Hospital® unveils new vaccine care guidelines following a comprehensive  product and protocol review process, underscoring best practices in the field.

Watch the Banfield Vaccine Protocols video with Dr. Karen Faunt, DVM, MS, DACVIM, and Dr. Deborah Miller, DVM, DABVP.

Banfield’s Vaccine Recommendations for Dogs and Cats

Vaccines are one of the most powerful preventive care tools we have as veterinary professionals, and it is our responsibility to make the best vaccine recommendations possible for pets and their families.

We hope these recommendations will underscore best practices in the field by means of creating individualized vaccination plans for each patient, decreasing the possibility of adverse events and championing client education. Read More

Anaphylaxis (Severe Systemic Type I Hypersensitivity)

An important step in the comprehensive evaluation of vaccination for a pet is to understand, and mitigate if possible, the potential risk of associated adverse events, including anaphylaxis. Although rare, anaphylactic reactions are a life-threating condition.

For this reason, it’s critical that the entire hospital team and the client know how to identify its early signs. Read More

Vaccines: Risk versus Benefit

As a veterinary practitioner, every time you make a clinical decision, it’s important to weigh the potential outcomes to help guide you down the most optimal path. This same scrutiny should exist when working with your clients to develop an individualized vaccine recommendation for each patient.

In addition to the health of the pet, several vaccines are recommended with the safety of the family in mind. Read More

Communicating the need for vaccines to your clients: Pets need vaccinations, too

Vaccinating pets has become a controversial issue for pet owners and a hot topic of discussion in veterinary medicine over the last few years.

As health care professionals, it’s important not only to educate pet owners about the potential health consequences—such as zoonosis and human health risks—of the diseases we vaccinate against, but to allay their fears about possible risks, reactions and side effects to their pets. Read More