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Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Enteral Nutrition Plan

Enteral feeding can be beneficial to a wide array of sick patients. This guide makes it easy for the general practitioner to provide this service.

Although this step-by-step guide can help clinicians make enteral nutrition plans, it is just a starting point. Enteral nutrition plans can be tailored to each individual patient.

At-Home DNA Tests: Crystal Ball With a Caveat

Veterinarians should open the conversation with clients about at-home DNA tests to make sure they interpret the results appropriately.

Whether clients are using at-home DNA tests to satiate pure curiosity about their pet’s breed or as a means to uncover health predispositions, veterinarians should be part of the process as a means of information.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

The NAVC offers a wide range of learning opportunities year-round.

No matter how you choose to continue your education, the NAVC offers a top-tier experience to ensure you are growing professionally and offering your patients the highest level of care. 

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Animal Sentience: An Inconvenient Truth?

The legal aspect of animal sentience could lead to more trouble than it's worth.

Veterinarians may accept sentience as a truth but that does not have to mean it is used against us. 

Phenylpropanolamine for Urinary Incontinence

Proin, which has been shown to improve continence in dogs with USMI, is approved as a chewable tablet in the U.S.

Phenylpropanolamine is effective at improving continence in dogs with USMI, although routine blood pressure monitoring should be performed and special consideration should be taken for animals with behavioral concerns.

Dietary Elimination Trial in a Dog with Protein-Losing Nephropathy

It is important to assess a diet’s complete nutritional profile, rather than relying on the general marketing, when evaluating if it is appropriate for patients.

This case report covers the dilemma of providing optimal nutrition to a dog with concurrent renal disease and suspected food allergy.

Anti-Vaxxers: Understanding and Addressing Client Concerns

Alleviate client concerns over vaccinations with respect, education, and understanding.

By building trust and respect with clients who arrive at their appointment with vaccine hesitancy, we can improve the overall perception of vaccines among our clientele. 

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Take a look at some of VMX 2021's top CE presentations—available live or OnDemand—and sign up today!

Take a look at some of VMX 2021’s top CE presentations—available live or OnDemand—and sign up today!

Diagnostic Approach to the Pruritic Dog

There are many differential diagnoses for pruritus in dogs, but following a few guidelines in the correct order can greatly facilitate the workup.

A pruritic work-up should include getting a thorough history, eliminating infectious or parasitic causes before leaping into an allergic skin disease assessment, and leaving atopic dermatitis as a last-resort diagnosis.

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