Dog Flu Facts Free Webinar for Pet Care Professionals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA) hosts a free webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. Central, to address canine influenza or dog flu. The dog flu has now been reported in over 30 states after a big outbreak flared up in Chicago, Illinois. The southern part of the United States including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee is currently experiencing the brunt of the highly contagious disease. All pet care professionals are invited to attend, but registration is required to access the online event. Guest presenter Dr. Melissa...

All in for Cat Health with the Winn Feline Foundation

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. The talented Ricky on piano. Photo courtesy Steve Dale. by Vicki L. Thayer DVM, DABVP (Feline, Executive Director, Winn Feline Foundation with Steve Dale, CABC In Las Vegas on March 10, 2017, fifteen dedicated Winn Feline Foundation volunteers, all experts in their fields, came together for a day of intensive review of nearly 40 research grant proposals. The final result was an excellent slate of ten grant awards totaling $216,017, Winn’s largest funding total ever in a single...

Deadline Extended for Annual Pet Services Financial Survey

One last invitation to participate in our Annual Pet Services Financial Survey (and, yes, the cat can help) We asked the professional research firm conducting our Annual Pet Services Financial Survey for just a little more time to try to make this important industry survey truly valuable with as much input as possible, and our request has been granted. If you have not yet participated in the survey, we really need your help. If you are a pet care services provider or know one (or more), will you help us by taking the survey or sharing it with the providers you...

Fast Bites (June 12, 2017)

Thank you to everyone who helped make our inaugural Pet Care Services Business Education Week such a success. Close to 200 of you registered for the free webinars and we could not be more pleased. We are planning on a "second annual" event next year, but aiming for earlier in the year before summer busy season hits. Stay tuned! Heard of "whisker fatigue"? Interesting article in the New York Times last week on this theory behind feline eating issues. From the article: "Whisker fatigue is a fairly new diagnosis, one that many (but not all) veterinarians take seriously. When cats have...

Every Day Safety: Heat Stress Protection

Just one of the articles from Pet Care Pro Quarterly, IBPSA's digital magazine for pet care services professionals. Read the current issue online here. Oh, the joy of summer! Your clients are planning vacations and your profit margins will be going up. But, oh, the other “joy” of summer. As mild days give way to soaring temperatures and thick, oppressive humidity, the season also calls for extra precautions. Along with this joyous time lurks the danger of having one of your valued clients or workers get sick due to heat exposure. There are precautions you, as an employer,...