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The Merck Animal Health PSV team authors articles that provide in-depth information
about parasitology, vaccinology, preventative medicine, technology, and much more.

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Working with Working Dogs: The 2021 AAHA Working and Service Dog Guidelines

August 2022

Working dogs are more than pets; they are partners doing important jobs for people and society. The 2021 AAHA Working, Assistance and Therapy Dog Guidelines explain the many types of working dogs and the adjustments your practice may need to make for their special skills. Your whole team will benefit!

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To Break the Flea Life Cycle, Use a Multilevel Approach

July 2022

Eggs, larvae, pupae, adults; fleas are still the pet owner’s bane. We show you how to break the flea life cycle using convenient, effective products in a comprehensive flea control strategy. Prescribe safe, effective products that will kill the fleas they see today and prevent new infestations from appearing tomorrow.

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Exposing Flea Misperceptions Among Pet Parents

JUNE 2022

Clients are often confused about fleas. By recognizing some of the common misperceptions, your staff can be better prepared to communicate the important facts about fleas and flea control.

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What Have You Forgotten About Whipworms

MAY 2022

That chronic canine diarrhea case you’ve been wrestling with may have whipworms. How can you tell? Review the life cycle, diagnosis and treatment of these patient, sneaky and persistent parasites. Learn about control strategies that work.

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Artificial Intelligence in Veterinary Medicine

November 2021

From finding disease to predicting it, artificial intelligence supports the value of preventive care in the clinic. Far too often, the diagnosis of a devastating disease in pets comes too late to have a meaningful impact.

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Helping pets overcome stress when you return to work, school

October 2021

Learn to recognize the signs and help your pets overcome anxiety and stress when you begin transitioning back to the office or to school.

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Preventing Rabies

September 2021

Like many developing nations, India relies on the support of non-governmental organizations to tackle urgent social issues. Eliminating rabies is the goal of Mission Rabies, a UK-based charity that seeks to vaccinate dogs and educate children about the dangers of rabies in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Wellbeing in Veterinary Medicine

MAY 2021

As veterinary professionals, caring for animals and promoting positive health and wellbeing for pets is in our DNA. Anyone who is involved with veterinary medicine understands …

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Great Outdoors: Don’t Let Fleas Ruin Your Day

March 2021

Do you take your pup to the local dog park? On road trips? Or how about other places…

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Hidden Dangers in the Great Outdoors

March 2021

Let’s go on a journey through the forest, you’re on a hike with your dog and you stop…

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Springing Into Flea and Tick Season in the Great Outdoors

March 2021

The birds in my New England town seem to know something I don’t, that despite what my weather app says, spring is here and summer is around the corner!

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The Dangers of Drinking

March 2021

“Just one drink can’t hurt,” Charlie thought to himself. Until now he had only drank at home, but now he was out and feeling anxious.

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Client Engagement Year-Round through CAPC Maps

December 2020

CAPC’s Strategic Vision is to see “Every Pet Tested, and Every Pet Protected.”

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The Greatest Impact of the Veterinary Health Care Team

December 2020

Helping save a life – nothing instills more pride and positive feelings for veterinary health.

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Tick Talk: Common Cat Myths Debunked!

December 2020

How many times have you heard a client exclaim with horror: “Doc, my male cat has ticks on his belly!”

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