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Essentials

Canine Parainfluenza Virus Vaccination

Canine parainfluenza virus can have a significant impact on young or vulnerable dogs when it interacts with other pathogens.

Routine vaccination helps reduce the role that CPIV plays in coinfection with a growing number of pathogens, thereby keeping at-risk dogs and populations healthier. 

Compliance Strategies for the Obese Patient

Although obesity can be a frustrating disorder to manage, these strategies can help you incorporate your clients into the pet’s individualized weight-loss plan.

Showing clients how to assess weight and discussing what “non-negotiables” are important to the human-animal bond are just a few strategies at increasing client compliance in a weight-loss plan.

Canine Parvovirus Vaccination

The canine parvovirus vaccine is considered a core vaccine, making it a critical part of a routine wellness plan.

Parvovirus is a serious disease that can be readily prevented with the vaccine. Client communication on the disease process, its status as a core vaccine, and antibody tests to assess titer levels can all contribute to continued protection.

Supplements for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Discussing the complementary role of herbs and dietary supplements with clients provides an opportunity for the veterinarian to strengthen the veterinarian-client relationship.

Veterinarians face multiple questions and challenges from clients whose pets have cancer, and clients appreciate veterinary guidance and the logical integration of appropriate herbs and dietary supplements with conventional therapies.

Molecular Testing for Parasite Detection and Disease Diagnosis

Polymerase chain reaction testing is mainly used as a confirmatory test for detecting patient parasitic infection through DNA derived from parasite stages.

Appropriate use of PCR molecular techniques for definitive parasite detection depends on the need to distinguish between morphologically similar species

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.

giardia 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.

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