Understanding the Cat and Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice
Want to be a cat-friendly practice? Measures can be taken to prevent environmental and handling stressors, resulting in improved patient experiences, client acceptance of veterinary services and reduced injury rates to veterinary professionals.
Head Tilt in Dogs: A Clinical Approach
Head tilt in dogs is a clinical presentation that most veterinarians encounter frequently in practice, most often due to dysfunction of the vestibular system.
Practice Step by Step: Providing Supplemental Oxygen to Patients
SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN TECHNIQUE For larger dogs, nasal lines can be easily placed using a cathether inserted via the ventral meatus to the level of the medial canthus. Supplemental oxygen is an important treatment for animals with signs of respiratory distress. Hypoxia refers to low tissue oxygen concentrations and can occur for several reasons (TABLE 1). …
Finding Balance: Overcoming the State of Overwhelm
As veterinary professionals, we are wanted and needed. Here’s how to avoid being overwhelmed by daily demands.
Management Strategies: MRSA in the Veterinary Clinic – Management of Pets and People
Malia Ireland, DVM, MPH, Leslie Kollmann, BS, CVT, AAS, Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Staphylococcus aureus is a human-host adapted, Gram-positive bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the nasal passages of people. Often considered a commensal organism, it is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing skin and invasive infections. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was …
Focus On: Hypothermia in the Operating Room
Keeping any anesthetized animal from hypothermia before, during, and after surgery is challenging. Here’s how to keep the patient warm.
Internal Medicine: The Asthmatic Cat—Management Guidelines
Management of the acute and the chronic asthmatic feline patient must be addressed using a multi-modal, anti-inflammatory approach. In acute exacerbations, feline asthma can be life-threatening and require emergent management.
Nutrition Notes: See Ya Later, Alligator! The Hypoallergenic Diet to Aid Patients
Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD Veterinary Allergy & Dermatology, Inc., Richfield, Ohio Novel Protein A thorough diet history must be asked of the owner inquiring which proteins the pet has been exposed to previously. Hippocrates said, “let food be your medicine and your medicine be food.” Wouldn’t it benefit our allergic patients to be …
Beyond Borders: The Truth About Ticks
Michael W. Dryden, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVM (parasitology) Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology Kansas State University Dealing with Tick Control When dealing with most 3-host ticks, the problem is that the majority of the reproducing ticks are not on the dogs or cats, but on their natural wildlife hosts. While often the same products that are …