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Good oral health starts with helping our clients understand the impact of oral disease to their animal’s health. Once the owner is aware of the importance of the situation, the veterinary team must convey the importance of home dental care to the client. So how well received are our recommendations for oral health and how does that translate into our clients’ dental purchases? In a recent consumer survey commissioned by Virbac Corporation, 87% of respondents stated that veterinarian recommendations had the most influence on the purchase of dental hygiene products.
Good oral health is critical to the overall health and well-being of our patients. It starts with helping our clients understand the impact of oral disease to their animal’s health. Once the pet owner is aware of the gravity of the situation, the veterinary team must convey the importance of home dental care to the client. When the whole veterinary team recognizes the medical value of dental care and can speak with conviction, the client is more likely to accept the recommendation for home care.
The holidays are often times of great cheer but can also be times of great stress, for pets and people alike. With all the commotion and changes associated with holiday activity, sometimes your clients’ dogs don't get the level of attention they may need, at a time when they may need it most.
As the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine continues to garner close scrutiny and continuous discussion, especially in the food animal sectors, we have come to realize that the concept of One World Medicine can apply to many aspects of our practices. As we choose antibiotics to prescribe for our patients, there are many factors to consider for the optimal selection.
We’ve all seen it – a dog that cowers at loud noises, such as fireworks, turning your client’s favorite pet into a quivering mass. While caution and moderate fear of unknown things are means of self-protection, true anxiety and phobias can exist in some pets that are not actually in danger.