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Measuring Patient Outcomes

Developing a patient outcome improvement program that focuses on both treatments within a hospital and results of care outside the hospital provides a more holistic view of the entirety of patient outcomes.

Fish Oil Dosing in Pet Diets and Supplements

EPA and DHA may be beneficial in disease states, but use care when recommending EPA and DHA–containing VTDs and pet supplements concurrently.

EPA and DHA may be beneficial in disease states, but use care when recommending EPA and DHA–containing VTDs and pet supplements concurrently.

A Selective Summary of the 2019 Triennial Heartworm Symposium

Heartworm disease prevalence, pathology, and management protocols headlined the 16th American Heartworm Society (AHS) Triennial Symposium, held September 8-11, 2019, in New Orleans. Given the challenges heartworm disease continues to present to the veterinary profession, discovering new strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is vital to reducing its impact.

Build Lasting Client Bonds That Make an Impact

Being a veterinarian is a calling. We go through years of schooling and dedicate our lives to practicing veterinary medicine because we have a deep desire to care for pets. But what school doesn’t always prepare us for are the complexities of effectively communicating with clients.

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.

Whipworms in Dogs

In this last article of our 3-part “unholy trinity” series, we will discuss whipworms. Although whipworms receive the least “respect” of the common gastrointestinal nematodes of dogs, there is a very good chance that you will diagnose them.

Loneliness, Pets, and the Role of Vets

We know pets can help fight loneliness and social isolation, but what is the role of veterinarians? Read more about the veterinarians’ role in the human-animal bond with both companion animals and service animals.

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Hookworms in Dogs

Hookworms is the common name for a group of strongylid parasites that affect dogs and live in the small intestine. Although there are several species, this article will focus on Ancylostoma caninum. As with other parasites, if we understand their life cycle, we can better treat and prevent their transmission.

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