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Nutritional Intervention for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Many pet owners dismiss subtle behavioral changes in aging pets, which could be indicative of cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Veterinarians should learn to screen for CDS and know about the available treatments to alleviate the effects, including nutritional supplementation.

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Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Severe forms of pancreatitis in dogs require aggressive supportive care and intensive hospitalization, with treatment including analgesia, nutritional management, antiemetics, and more.

Severe forms of pancreatitis in dogs require aggressive supportive care, with treatment including analgesia, nutritional management, antiemetics, and more.

Manipulative Therapies for Hip and Back Hypomobility in Dogs

Becoming personally certified or having a certified associate is the ideal way to add chiropractic/spinal manipulation services to a veterinary practice, as the training gives practitioners a better understanding of the specific conditions that can best be helped by chiropractic/spinal manipulation.

Sarolaner Use in Dogs

Sarolaner is highly effective against fleas and ticks on dogs when dosed once monthly.

Sarolaner is an ectoparasiticide that is effective against fleas and ticks on dogs when administered once a month. This article covers its development, mechanism of action, dosage, safety, and efficacy against 6 common species of ectoparasites. It also compares the safety and efficacy of sarolaner with those of 2 other popular ectoparasiticides in the same class: afoxolaner and fluralaner.

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.

Mixed Emotions

Given that most people consider their pets to be part of the family, it is not surprising that strong emotions are often encountered in the veterinary clinic. These intense emotions can affect the client’s decision-making and require careful handling by the veterinary team.

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Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Oral Cyclosporine Use in Dogs

Oral cyclosporine is currently being used to treat a spectrum of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs.

Cyclosporine is a potent immunosuppressive agent that has treatment applications in both veterinary and human medicine. Oral cyclosporine is currently being used to treat a spectrum of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, including but not limited to atopic dermatitis, autoimmune skin disorders, perianal fistula, inflammatory bowel disease, granulomatous meningoencephalitis, and immune-mediated blood disorders.

Current Concepts in Periodontal Disease

Of the most common health problems of companion animals throughout their life, dental disease stands out as the number 1 concern. Sadly, many owners and veterinarians still misunderstand the significant effects of periodontal disease, believing them to be limited to bad breath and tooth loss. This lack of understanding, combined with improper or outdated diagnostic methods, can lead to delayed therapy at best and misdiagnosis at worst. Intervention by veterinarians and educated owners is the only solution to improving health and alleviating distress in these patients.

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