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Splenic Masses in Dogs: Algorithms for Differentials, Diagnosis, and Definitive Treatment

The client’s decision between surgery and palliative care may be aided by diagnostics to assess the patient’s current condition and look for potential metastases, and by considering the dog’s hemoabdomen status.

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Capnography: Assessing Ventilation During Anesthesia

Anesthesiology

Capnography: Assessing Ventilation During Anesthesia

Familiarity with common capnography waveforms encourages early detection of potential anesthesia complications, which are more likely in sick patients yet also occur in healthy patients.

How to Address Common Misconceptions About Nutrition

Nutrition

How to Address Common Misconceptions About Nutrition

Unfortunately, the pet food industry is mired in opinions and misinformation, making it difficult for pet owners to discern truth from marketing propaganda.

The Prevalence and Diagnosis of Feline Heartworm Infection

Parasitology

The Prevalence and Diagnosis of Feline Heartworm Infection

Multimodal diagnostics can enhance detection and help to differentiate between the clinical manifestations of feline heartworm infection: heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) and adult heartworm infection.

Updates to Pet Food Labels and the Effect on Nutritional Evaluation

Nutrition

Updates to Pet Food Labels and the Effect on Nutritional Evaluation

AAFCO has approved new pet food label improvements that will make it easier for owners to know what they’re buying and the nutritional value it will provide.

Biopsy of Skin and Subcutaneous Tumors: How to Maximize Success

Oncology

Biopsy of Skin and Subcutaneous Tumors: How to Maximize Success

This article reviews biopsy of cutaneous and subcutaneous masses with emphasis on planning, indications, techniques, instrumentation, and potential complications.

Top Tips for Managing Home and Kennel Infestations With Brown Dog Ticks

Parasitology

Top Tips for Managing Home and Kennel Infestations With Brown Dog Ticks

Brown dog ticks are unusual among common tick species in their strong host preference for dogs and propensity to establish indoor infestations that can be difficult to eliminate.

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