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Nasal Discharge & Epistaxis in a German Shorthaired Pointer

  Elisa M. Mazzaferro, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVECC A 12-year-old, 25.5-kg, spayed female German shorthaired pointer was presented to the emergency service for recurrent unilateral nasal discharge and acute onset of epistaxis. HISTORY Lifestyle The dog was 1 of 3 dogs in the household. She was: An indoor/outdoor pet that had not traveled outside …

Small Animal Abdominal Radiography

This is the second article in our Imaging Essentials series–a series focused on providing critical information on radiographic positions and techniques. This article will review the 3 components of creating repeatable, high-quality abdominal radiographs of the dog and cat. These components include: Adequate technique Proper positioning Quality control of the final images. ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE …

Insights into Feline Kidney Transplants

  Lillian R. Aronson, VMD, Diplomate ACVS Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure. Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure.1,2 The ability to perform …

Home Monitoring of Blood Glucose: Practical Tips for Incorporating It into Your Practice

Heather Lynch, RVT, LVT Great improvements in hand-held glucometer technology have made home monitoring of blood glucose possible for many owners of diabetic animals. Last year, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) issued the AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats,1 which included the following statement: “Home monitoring of blood glucose (BG) is ideal …

Food Allergy: Diagnostics & Therapeutic Food Options

  Craig Datz, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice) & ACVN Food allergy has been recognized in animals for many years. While it is not a common condition in dogs and cats, successful diagnosis and treatment are rewarding. Food allergy and intolerance have been recognized in humans and animals for many years.1 These …

Lymphoma in Dogs & Cats: What’s the Latest?

  Erika L. Krick, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Lymphoma is the most common hematopoetic tumor in dogs and cats. New information has recently come to light that expands our knowledge regarding how to diagnose and manage this disease. The Latest in Lymphoma: Overview Diagnostic Tests PARR (PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement): Using cytologic or histopathologic …

Preventing Transmission of Infectious Disease Among Patients

  Holly Morss, CVT The diligence of the veterinary medical team regarding prevention of disease transmission is critical to the health of patients, clients, practice, and ourselves. What would your reaction be if you went to see your physician for a routine physical examination and you were seated in the waiting room next to a …

Dog Bites: Protecting Your Staff and Clients

Dog bites are a dangerous risk faced by veterinarians, their staff, and owners every day. Follow these tips to keep everyone safe, including the patient.

Dog bites are a dangerous risk faced by veterinarians, their staff, and owners every day. Veterinarians play an important role in their own safety, the safety of their staff and clients, and the welfare of the dogs presented for care. Here are tips for implementing safety measures in your practice to keep everyone safe.

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