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Clinical Insights

Evaluation and Management of the Hypernatremic Patient

Acute salt toxicity resulting from the ingestion of large amounts of sodium chloride is a potential cause of hypernatremia.

Hypernatremia reflects the loss of water in excess of sodium or the addition of sodium in excess of water. A patient with hypernatremia therefore must be unable or unwilling to consume adequate amounts of water or unable to retain adequate water.

Deciduous Canine Tooth Removal in the Dog

Timely extraction of deciduous teeth prevents patient discomfort and the development of further issues.

To prevent patient discomfort and pathology of developing permanent teeth resulting from problems with deciduous canine teeth in the dog, diagnosis and extraction of the appropriate deciduous tooth/teeth should be performed as early as possible. 

Allergen Immunotherapy for Canine Atopic Dermatitis: An Update

Intradermal allergy testing can be used to identify allergens to be included in immunotherapy.

Learn how allergen immunotherapy is used to treat environmental hypersensitivities by shifting the canine patient’s abnormal immune response toward a state of tolerance.

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.

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.

Selamectin Use in Companion Animals

While selamectin has been on the market for decades, it is important to review the updated literature due to extra-label use and emerging infectious concerns.

New product options represent exciting new tools in the crusade against parasites in companion animals, from the domestic to the exotic.

Adrenal-Dependent Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism in a Labrador Retriever

This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs if surgical intervention is not pursued.

This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs and improve quality of life if surgical intervention is not pursued.

Caring for Clients at the End

Giving as much attention to the client as to the pet about to be euthanized can greatly affect the grieving process and outcome for everyone involved.

Clients remember the last moments they share with their pet. They remember how the veterinary team treated their pet and how we made them feel during those moments. 

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