Preventive Care Archive

Personalized Care

Interpretation Services Now Available at Select Banfield Pet Hospital Locations

05/06/2019 06:00am | 483 views

Starting today, Banfield Pet Hospital launched a 60-day interpretation services pilot in six of its Southern California-based hospitals, as well as its call center that serves all Banfield clients across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  

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Self Advocacy

7 Warning Signs That You May Be at Risk of a Heart Attack

27/05/2019 06:00am | 292 views

By Marygrace Taylor & Melissa Matthews

Nearly half of Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease. 

 

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Nourishing Self Care

7 Effortless Ways to Maintain a Healthy Diet, Even if You're Tired

24/05/2019 06:00am | 308 views

by Brian Syuki

 

Fatigue can keep you from making healthy food choices or exercising regularly.

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Parenting

Kids Should Be Starting Swimming Lessons Earlier Than You Think, According to New Guidelines

16/05/2019 06:00am | 331 views

By Marisa La Scala

 

 

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say you can take kids to baby swimming lessons staring at one year old. They won't be able to do it on their own, but it's about getting them comfortable in water.

  • According to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), babies can begin swimming lessons at one year old. Previously, the organization had advised against swim lessons for kids under the age of 4.
  • The new guideline is part of the AAP's updated advice for drowning preventionDrowning is the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 19.
  • The AAP also recommends swimming within arms' length of children, creating barriers like fencing around pools and spas, and supervising kids at all times when they're around water.

 

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Treatment Insights

Making a Mark - How New Biomarkers May Help Vets Predict and Detect Diseases in Pet

15/05/2019 06:00am | 479 views

By Rena Crumplen

One thing I’ve observed working with veterinarians in our R&D team is that their role is often like a detective’s. When seeking a diagnosis, vets must follow “clues” reported by a pet’s owner or handler, or found during a physical examination. They can perform blood or urine tests, x-rays or scans, to gather more clues, but often have to push aside misleading signs or findings. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between different health conditions which have similar clinical signs or even similar test results. That’s where biomarkers can be very helpful.

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