Veterinary Technician articles, editorials and views from the field

For Peace and Harmony: Get the Kitten First, Puppy Second

A Truce Between Species   Pet owners love their animals like children, and develop the desire to expand the brood, but worry Fido will tear out the new kitty’s eyes. Or conversely, that their finicky Fifi will rip out a new puppy’s eyes.      But worry no more. New research at Tel Aviv University, the first of its kind in the world, has found a new recipe for success.  According to the study, if the cat is adopted before the...


Which is Better – Wet or Dry Cat Food?

Avoiding Diabetes   Pet owners often overestimate how big a healthy cat should be. They think fat cats are “cute.”  In truth, cats, like humans, are healthiest when on the thin...

Pet Owners Shortchange Cats

Poor Tigger Gets Less Care   Canine companions have a paw up on our feline friends when it comes to visits to the veterinarian, leaving cats with the short end of the stick and in need of some...

Small Pet Turtles & the Rising Salmonella Risk

Aren’t they Adorable?   As a vet tech, you can appreciate how cute and harmless they look, but small turtles have recently been making people very ill.  Turtles commonly carry Salmonella...

Dog Bites, Exotic Pets, and Tap Water: What Every Good Vet Tech Should Know

H2O Queries   When the owners of Fifi, Fido, and Tweety need advice, they may ask you for your guidance. Here’s some background information that you can have at the ready when they...

Helping Clients Pick a Pet Dental Care Routine

Periodontal Disease   The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, in Lansing, Michigan, has issued guidelines for vet techs to assist clients and pets with home dental care...

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