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Essentials

Rabies Vaccination in Dogs

Diligent vaccination programs are essential in preventing rabies from becoming more common in dogs.

Diligent vaccination programs are essential in preventing rabies from becoming more common in dogs.

Giardiasis in Dogs

Dogs with giardiasis can experience a range of clinical signs, including diarrhea, but a significant proportion are asymptomatic.

Dogs with giardiasis can experience a range of clinical signs, including diarrhea, but a significant proportion are asymptomatic.

Nutrition for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Clients will have questions about popular “cancer diets,” making it critical for practitioners to understand how they might affect a patient.

Clients may be confused by outside advice on the best diet for their pet with cancer. Look to the science to cut through the noise, and be sure to understand how cancer treatment could cause gaps in nutrition.

Lasting in the Veterinary Profession

Participating in open and honest conversations about compassion fatigue is one of the first steps toward addressing mental health issues in veterinary medicine.

The acronym L.A.S.T. — which stands for Listen, Accept, Seek, and Test — can be a helpful tool to recenter yourself during times of stress and fatigue.

The State of Heartworm Incidence in the U.S.

The 2019 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey shows that heartworms maintain a stubborn hold in the United States.

The triennial Heartworm Incidence Survey from the American Heartworm Society shares a mix of both bad and good news.

Performing a Diet Trial to Identify Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

A complete diagnostic elimination–challenge diet trial isolates the cause of adverse food reactions through 4 phases.

Confirmation of an adverse food reaction depends on reduction or resolution of clinical signs while the animal is being fed a strict elimination diet, recurrence of clinical signs when the animal’s diet is challenged, and resolution of signs after the elimination diet has been reinstated.

Meeting Clients Where They Are

New modes of care from Banfield that cater to a changing clientele include mobile wellness clinics, apps, and language interpreters.

No two clients or pets are the same, which is why veterinary practices should explore alternative ways to serve pets and owners to determine what works best for them and the hospital team.

Nutritional Management for Chronic Kidney Disease Versus Acute Kidney Injury

Dietary management is a valuable, and sometimes overlooked, aspect of managing patients dogs and cats with CKD or AKI.

Important differences exist in the nutritional management of CKD versus AKI in dogs and cats. We review the best diets for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease versus those with acute kidney injury.

Cytauxzoonosis in cats

Cytauxzoonosis in Cats

Because cytauxzoonosis in cats is associated with a high mortality rate and costly treatment, tick prevention is critical.

Cytauxzoonosis in cats can cause acute or chronic illness. It is treatable, albeit costly for chronically ill cats, yet continues to be associated with a high mortality rate.

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