Author Archives: skeptvet

Evidence-based Geriatric Small Animal Medicine- Cats (from WVC 2023)

WHAT IS AGING?How we define aging depends on our goals and our frame of reference. From the biomedical perspective of the veterinary clinician, the important elements are: As cats age, they lose robustness (the ability to maintain a state of … Continue reading

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A Tiny Bit of Justice for Victims of Jonathan Nyce and Tumexal

I have put a lot of effort over the last 14 years into investigating questionable remedies for pets, and exposing people who peddle misinformation and snake oil. Pet owners care deeply for their animal companions, and this love can be … Continue reading

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The Latest in Veterinary Aging Supplements- Leap Years by Animal Biosciences

While the focus of my professional attention, and my writing, has largely shifted away from complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) per se and towards the field of aging, I obviously cannot escape the pseudoscience and sloppy or motivated reasoning that characterizes … Continue reading

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2022 Publications in Canine Aging

As you may have noticed, my productivity in writing blog posts has declined significantly this year. A large part of the reason is that I have been spending my time writing scientific publications and preparing continuing education talks for veterinary … Continue reading

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The Open Veterinary Hospital- And a Farewell to VPN

This is my last piece for Veterinary Practice News as the EBVM columnist. I chose to focus on the open veterinary hospital model, which I have been a proponent of for many years. There is widespread recognition in veterinary medicine … Continue reading

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Aging in the Dog: Presentation at the Fetch Kansas City Conference

Aging in the Dog:Foundations of Canine Geriatric Medicine What is aging?How we define aging depends on our goals and our frame of reference. From the biomedical perspective of the veterinary clinician, the important elements are: The passage of time Deleterious … Continue reading

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Canine Aging and Health Posts from Loyal

As part of my work as Director of Veterinary Medicine for Loyal, a company studying therapies to extend lifespan and delay or prevent age-associated disease in dogs, I am writing regular blog posts. Many of these concern canine aging, though … Continue reading

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Raw Diets and Allergies-SkeptVet and DogRisk Exchange Letters in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

In March of this year, I wrote a post discussing the limitations and misleading conclusions of a research study in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) which claimed that feeding puppies a raw diet could reduce the risk of allergies later … Continue reading

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Facebook Live Interview on Canine Aging with Dr. Hannah Capon of Canine Arthritis Management

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Book Review- Age Later by Dr. Nir Barzilai

Dr. Nir Barzilai is a well-known researcher and advocate for longevity studies. He is an MD and the founder or driving force behind many geroscience institutes and initiatives. In 2020, he also became one of a growing number of scientific … Continue reading

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