Continuing EducationCanine Urinary Incontinence Urethral Incompetence in Dogs: Updates in Management
Urethral incompetence is the most common reason for urinary incontinence in the dog. Management of these patients can start out as …
Focus on PharmacologyUse of Antibiotics for the Urinary Tract
Most UTIs are successfully treated with commonly used drugs, dosages, and administration intervals. However, infections can be challenging to effectively treat when they involve the kidneys (pyelonephritis) and prostate (prostatitis)…
Treatment Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs & Cats: International Renal Interest Society Recommendations
The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS, iris-kidney.com) was created to advance the scientific understanding of kidney disease in small animals and, specifically, to help practitioners better diagnose, understand, and treat canine and feline renal disease.
Imaging Essentials: Small Animal Abdominal UltrasonographyThe Urinary Tract: Urinary Bladder & Urethra
The bladder is usually examined when it is distended with urine as an empty or minimally distended urinary bladder…
Feline Urethral Obstruction:Diagnosis & Management
Feline UO is a treatable emergency, with a survival rate to discharge higher than 90%, despite the fact that it is potentially life threatening due to severe electrolyte and acid–base imbalances secondary to acute postrenal azotemia/uremia.
Pet Health By the NumbersFeline Urinary Diseases
In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates an article topic with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.5 million dogs and nearly 500,000 cats presented to more than 920 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2015. The …
Early Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs & Cats: Use of Serum Creatinine & Symmetric Dimethylarginine
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common cause of decreased quality of life as well as death in dogs and cats. The prevalence of CKD has been estimated to be 0.5% to 1% in dogs and 1% to 3% in cats,1,2 but it increases with age, especially in cats. An estimated 30% to 50% of cats 15 years of age or older have CKD.
ACVN Nutrition NotesNutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats & DogsCE ARTICLE
Nutritional intervention is a cornerstone in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, a complete nutritional assessment and staging of the patient’s kidney disease are indicated before any dietary recommendations are made.
Canine Chronic Kidney DiseaseCurrent Diagnostics & Goals for Long-Term Management
JD Foster, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM Chronic kidney disease is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function; however, through early diagnosis and staging, prompt management can delay disease progression. Each aspect of treatment is comprehensively covered in this article. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function, resulting from a …