Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Kansas State University Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects an estimated 1% to 3% of all cats.1 This important cause of mortality in cats develops over a period of months or years. The associated nephron damage is progressive and irreversible even though some cats with …

Practical Techniques From The NAVC Institute
Endoscopy in Practice: A Penny for Your Thoughts

Adam Honeckman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Dr. Honeckman illustrates the importance of endoscopy with a case study of an emergency endoscopy performed on a Jack Russel terrier experiencing anorexia, weakness, and vomiting. Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one …

Coagulopathies in Veterinary Patients
When Is It Rat Poison?

Debra Liu, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, and Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) In 2015, d-CON will comply with EPA mandates regarding anticoagulant rodenticides for household use. Learn the ins and outs of coagulopathies through a case study presented by Dr. Liu including diagnostics, primary and secondary hemostatic defects, and …


Joining Forces Against the Controlled Substances Act: An Interview With Ashley Morgan

The American Veterinary Medical Association has an important tab on their website—the Advocacy tab, which leads visitors to the Congressional Action Network. This key tool: Tracks legislation affecting the veterinary profession Provides summaries of key bills Shares how legislators are voting Advises veterinary professionals on how to make a difference Currently, the most critical legislative …


Top Ten: Toxicoses in Dogs & Cats

Tina Wismer, DVM, Diplomate ABVT & ABT In honor of Poison Prevention Week, Dr. Wismer of the ASPCA’s Poison Control Center reviews information gathered from over 180,000 cases to name the “top ten” types of poisonings in 2012. March 17 through 23, 2013, is designated as Poison Prevention Week by the Poison Prevention Week Council … Protection Status