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Table of Contents: September/October 2018

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Features

Feline Medicine
Sedation of Cats with Cardiovascular Disease

Ashley Wiese, DVM, MS, DACVAA
Regional Medical Director, MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets, Fairfax, Ohio

Continuing Education
Pandora Syndrome in Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment

C. A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, US Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University

Pandora Syndrome describes an “anxiopathy,” a pathologic condition resulting from anxiety associated with chronic perception of threat. This article introduces the term, explains its origin, and describes the variety of ways cats can express this syndrome.

Critical Care
Are Normal Electrolytes Really Normal?

Leonel Londoño, DVM, DACVECC
Jennifer Martinez, DVM, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Clinical Insights

 

Imaging Essentials
Ultrasonographic Differences Between Dogs and Cats

Elizabeth Huynh, DVM
Erin G. Porter, DVM, DACVR
Clifford R. Berry
, DVM, DACVR
University of Florida

Management Strategies
Top 10 Toxicologic Causes of Hypoglycemia in Dogs

Ginger Watts Brown, DVM
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, Urbana-Campaign, IL

This article describes the top 10 toxicologic causes of hypoglycemia in dogs and review of these substances with clients to determine the cause.

Finding Balance
Personal Wellness
Creating a Highly Effective Veterinary Team

Dr. Laura Baltodano, Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic
Lehigh Acres, Florida

Essentials

Nutrition
Chronic Kidney Disease Screening and Confirmation Testing in Cats

Valerie J. Parker, DVM, DACVIM, CACVN
Associate Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University

Chronic Kidney Disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in older cats. This article provides an overview of diagnosing CKD through a combination of screening and confirmatory procedures.

From the Field
Focus on Quality: New Tools to Support Patient Safety in Anesthesia

Carla Lerum, DVM
Senior Program Manager Veterinary Systems Support, Banfield Pet Hospital

Supporting patient safety and minimizing risk as much as possible, and suggested tools are part of this anesthesia program.

Columns

Editor’s Note: Information Overload

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN
University of Georgia

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