Dr. Patty Khuly is a prominent daily contributor to PetMD’s Fully Vetted blog. She just returned from the 83RD annual Western Veterinary Conference with five key takeways. They are listed below, in her own words:
1: Parasite killers on the move. Between the new topical flea killers for cats and the new six-month tick collar for dogs, parasite control is getting more manageable.
2: Lasers! It’s a fad, perhaps, but therapeutic laser devices are everywhere. Looks like I’ll be doing a post on this sometime soon.
3: Pet food takes to the long tail. From new products that address portion control and obesity to the myriad novel protein diets and smaller pet kibble sizes, the take is the same: Tackle the niche issues and you shall succeed. And I cannot say they’re going about it wrongly.
4: Digital devices are disappearing! Well, not exactly, but they are selling like hotcakes, and they’re getting smaller and more portable with each passing conference.
5: Stem cell stuff everywhere! Yes, everywhere. You couldn’t walk halfway down an aisle in the exhibition hall without being reminded that stem cell injection is a big deal in vet med.
To read her full post visit the following link: