This week’s veterinary headlines, plus feline-friendly options to catnip

Check out this week’s top news.

With spring only a month away, we will continue to keep you updated on the latest pandemic news and our coverage of the veterinary industry.

Here’s a look at this week’s highlights:

  • To identify effective alternatives to catnip, a study in BMC Veterinary Research looked at cats’ response to three other plant materials: silver vine, Tatar honeysuckle, and valerian root.
  • A new study, funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and Pet Partners, aims to determine whether bringing therapy dogs to these children will relieve their anxiety.
  • Longtime veterinary technician Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT, VTS (SAIM) (ECC) shares three things she wish she knew early in her career.
  • The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association have published the AAHA / AVMA Telemedicine Guidelines for Small Animal Practice 2021.