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Canine/Canine Medicine

Canine Periodontal Disease

Today’s Veterinary Practice and Banfield Pet Hospitals (banfield.com) have partnered together to bring you Pet Health by the Numbers. This column provides clinically relevant statistics extracted from medical record data of nearly 2.5 million dogs and nearly 500,000 cats presented to more than 920 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2015. February is National Pet Dental Health …

Canine Insulinoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Staging

Aside from a histologic confirmation of insulinoma, no currently available diagnostic test provides a definitive diagnosis of insulinoma. Existing techniques may help increase suspicion for an insulin-secreting tumor but, with most diagnostic testing, it is imperative to interpret all results in the context of the coexisting clinical signs.

Diagnosing Acute Blindness in Dogs

Acute blindness in dogs is most often caused by diseases of the retina or the optic nerve. With prompt treatment, some blindness may be reversible.

Vision loss can occur gradually or manifest acutely in dogs, but acute and complete blindness can be particularly devastating. The abrupt nature of this blindness is very disconcerting for all involved and pet owners may make hasty conclusions and decisions. A thorough general and ophthalmic history is crucially important to the investigation of blindness because differential diagnoses can be quite different depending upon the onset and duration of the deficits. As the history is being gathered, confirmation of vision—or the lack thereof—should be performed. Note that some patients—those with neurologic disease and aged animals with cognitive dysfunction—may behave as if they are visually impaired even though their visual systems are functional.

The ADR (Ain’t Doing Right) Dog: Endocrine Emergencies

The owner reported that Lucky vomited in the car a week earlier when coming home from the groomer. Over the past week, Lucky’s appetite diminished but she seemed thirstier. Lucky had become progressively more lethargic and anorectic over the past 2 days….

Uncovering the Cause of Fever in Dogs

How to use an ordered and logical diagnostic and treatment protocol to determine the origin of a fever in veterinary practice.

How to use an ordered and logical diagnostic and treatment protocol to determine the origin of a fever in veterinary practice.

Focus on Canine Noise-Induced Fear

Fear of thunderstorms, fireworks, loud noises, gunshots, and vacuum cleaners is a common behavioral problem of companion animals. Between 17% and 49% of dogs experience an aversion to noise,1 and the resulting stress, anxiety, and exhibited behaviors may negatively affect animal health, life span, welfare, and the human–animal bond. Noise fear is manifested in many …

Weakness & Collapse in a Beagle

Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, and Richard Nelson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM Blue, a 10-year-old spayed female beagle, presented to the University of California William Prichard Veterinary Teaching Hospital to be evaluated for a 4-month history of episodic weakness and collapse. HISTORY The owner noted that Blue was lethargic and experiencing short episodes of weakness and collapse. …

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