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Management Strategies

Managing Compulsive Disorders in Cats

Sustained self-licking and overgrooming are common behaviors associated with compulsive disorders in felines.

Although compulsive disorder is a relatively rare diagnosis for cats, this behavior can lead to a significantly decreased quality of life for both cat and owner.

Antibiotic Stewardship in Canine and Feline Respiratory Infections

Many cases of uncomplicated, acute upper respiratory tract infection in cats and dogs can be managed without systemic antibiotics.

With respiratory disease being one of the most common reasons for antibiotic prescriptions, care should be taken to evaluate need based on clinical presentation.

Managing Urolithiasis in Dogs

Urolithiasis is a term that describes the formation of stones in any part of the urinary tract.

This article gives an overview of stone formation, clinical signs, diagnostic tests, types of stones, as well as medical and nonmedical dissolution plans.

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Is There an Optimal Age for Cat Spay or Neuter?

Several studies illustrate the benefits of spaying/neutering a cat before it reaches 5 months of age, the approximate time it reaches sexual maturity.

Several studies illustrate the benefits of spaying/neutering a cat before it reaches 5 months of age, the approximate time it reaches sexual maturity.

Managing Feline Urethral Obstruction

Diagnosis of feline urethral obstruction is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home, as cats are masters of hiding illness.

Feline UO is a common emergency. Diagnosis of UO in cats is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home.

Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Biopsy

Ultrasound-guided sampling techniques are relatively safe, low cost, minimally invasive techniques for obtaining diagnostic tissue samples.

Ultrasound-guided FNA and needle core biopsy are excellent techniques for obtaining diagnostic tissue samples. While complications are possible, they are usually minimal, especially when the procedure is performed by a highly trained and experienced veterinary sonographer.

Identifying Signs of Animal Abuse

Animal abuse diagnoses can be challenging, but being able to identify potential signs of abuse enables veterinarians to better serve their patients and clients.

There are plentiful resources for identifying and diagnosing animal abuse and neglect in order to better your patient’s life as soon as possible.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Veterinary Patients

CGMs for companion animals with diabetes have become more commonplace in veterinary medicine as the advancement and affordability have progressed past more traditional methods.

Continuous glucose monitors for companion animals with diabetes have become more commonplace in veterinary medicine as the advancement and affordability have progressed past more traditional methods.

Treating Periodontal Disease in General Practice

The keys to treating and controlling periodontal disease in companion animals and humans are the same: removal and prevention of accumulated plaque. Bacterial plaque and its inflammatory byproducts are the instigating agents of periodontal disease in the form of gingivitis; however, the body’s individual response determines the progression of disease.

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