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Data-Driven Pet Solutions: The Importance of Preventive Care

"By working together and leveraging the data at our fingertips, we can better help pet owners understand that preventive care can have long-term impacts on their pet’s health and happiness"

Seeing more than three million pets each year, Banfield analyzed its electronic veterinary health records system for data and insights on some of the most common preventable diseases; this article provides key findings from the new report.

When Behavior Breaks the Bond

Understanding the impact of negative behaviors on the pet, owner, and the bond between them can help veterinarians to guide families in making the best possible decision for all involved.

Understanding the impact of negative behaviors on the pet, owner, and the bond between them can help veterinarians to guide families in making the best possible decision for all involved.

Primary Erythrocytosis in a Dog

Although little is known about the long-term prognosis of small animals with primary erythrocytosis, it can typically be managed for months to years while maintaining a good quality of life.

General practitioners should discuss that although little is known about the long-term prognosis, erythrocytosis can typically be managed for months to years while maintaining a good quality of life. 

Trilostane for Dogs With Hyperadrenocorticism

The primary goals of trilostane therapy are resolving clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism and avoiding oversuppression of the adrenal axis.

The primary goals of trilostane therapy are resolving clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism and avoiding oversuppression of the adrenal axis.

Review of Pemphigus Foliaceus in Dogs and Cats

Most cases of pemphigus foliaceus are presumed to be idiopathic. Immunosuppressive drugs are the most common treatment, and while recurrence is common, prognosis is fair to good.

Pemphigus foliaceus is the most common autoimmune skin disease in dogs and cats. The prognosis for dogs with PF is fair and for cats is good; however, recurrence is common. 

Feeding Strategies for Overweight and Obese Patients

Creating an appropriate weight loss or management plan involves more than scaling back on a patient’s existing diet.

Pet Food Institute’s Nutrition Subcommittee provides guidance for selecting a proper diet for weight loss among the different types of diet options available for dogs and cats.

Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccination

FeLV vaccines prevent viral shedding and progressive infection and decrease the opportunity for at-risk cats to become infected or seriously ill.

FeLV remains a serious disease, and veterinarians should continue to follow existing guidelines for vaccination and prevention to lower its prevalence.

Blockchain Technology and the Future of Veterinary Credentials

Blockchain technology gained notoriety for its use with cryptocurrency but offers several potential applications in veterinary medicine and education.

Blockchain technology could open the door for storing and sharing credentials, including competency-based skills, continuing education credits, and more.

VMX Returns in January 2022

Attend In Person or Virtually From Anywhere in the World

VMX 2022 is returning to its customary timeslot in January! Register now for in-person, virtual, or all-access offerings.

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