AVMA Looks at Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

The American Veterinary Medical Association has been studying the growing trend of cannabis use for pet health, including the potential benefits and risks.  They recently posted a statement about their perspective on this fast-evolving issue. Here’s a quick summary of what you should know before using cannabis products on your dogs, cats, and other pets. … Continue reading AVMA Looks at Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

Guest Post: Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners

With so much of our focus on the Coronavirus crisis, it can be easy to forget that we also must stay vigilant about natural disasters like wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. For pet owners, this means having an emergency preparedness plan that includes our dogs, cats, and other animals. Long-time FACE Foundation supporter and Advisory … Continue reading Guest Post: Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners

The “Placebo Effect” in Veterinary Medicine

The placebo effect is a known factor in human medicine.  It occurs when a patient feels that they are benefiting from a fake pill or treatment, often given to patients in double-blind studies when researchers are testing new medications. Is there a placebo effect for pets?  A recent article in The Atlantic addresses this question. … Continue reading The “Placebo Effect” in Veterinary Medicine

The Health Risks of Too Much Topical Flea and Tick Medication in Pets

As responsible pet parents, we want to do what’s best for our dogs and cats, including protecting them from harmful parasites like fleas and ticks. But did you know that it’s possible to “overdose” your pets on too much topical flea and tick medication?  Veterinarians have seen many cases of pet poisoning caused by the … Continue reading The Health Risks of Too Much Topical Flea and Tick Medication in Pets