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
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.
Addressing the Growing Problem of Overweight Pets
Pet owners may not see how overweight their pet is or be willing to address the problem. Banfield's 2020 VET Report assesses the problem of pet obesity.
Pet owners may not see how overweight their pet is or be willing to address the problem. Banfield’s 2020 VET Report assesses the problem of pet obesity.
Chagas Disease in Dogs: Transmission, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Triatomine insect vectors, which spread Chagas disease to dogs and humans alike, are prevalent in the southern U.S. and Latin America.
Chagas disease in dogs is transmitted from triatomine insect vectors, but can be diagnosed, treated, and prevented by veterinarians.
Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, and Intestinal Health of Dogs and Cats
Probiotics for dogs and cats have become more prevalent. But probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics have shown beneficial effects on some GI disorders in various clinical trials.
Probiotics for dogs and cats have become more popular with pet owners. Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics have shown beneficial effects on some GI disorders in various clinical trials.