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ACVN Nutrition Notes
Diabetic Diets for Dogs and Cats: Assessing the Evidence

Deborah E. Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University The American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) and Today’s Veterinary Practice are delighted to bring you the Nutrition Notes column, which provides the highest-quality, cutting-edge information on companion animal nutrition, written by the ACVN’s foremost nutrition specialists. The primary objectives of …

AHS Heartworm Hotline
Wolbachia and Heartworm: Why Doxycycline Is Needed in Heartworm Treatment

Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current …

From the Field
Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Dogs

Kirk Breuninger, VMD, MPH, DACVPM Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver, Washington From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics …

Editor’s Note
The Foundation for a Cure?

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” — Sir David Attenborough In September 2017, The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) gathered veterinarians from around the globe to …

Canine House Soiling: Back to Basics

Kelly C. Ballantyne, DVM, DACVB Veterinary Behavior at Illinois, Chicago, IL LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION If the dog or puppy is caught in the act of eliminating indoors, the owner can attempt to interrupt by clapping or whistling, and then immediately bringing the pet to the desired location. Despite the general ease of house training, house …

Advances in Feline Cardiac Diagnostics

Brent Aona, DVM, and Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine THE RIGHT COMBINATION The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be challenging and may require a combination of history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electrocardiography, diagnostic imaging, and systemic workup. The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be …

Chronic Vomiting in Cats: When to Recommend Endoscopy

Kyle Restle, DVM Jacqueline Whittemore, DVM, PhD, DACVIM University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine PET PEEVES Chronic vomiting in cats is a frustrating condition, and accurate diagnosis hinges on use of a systematic approach. Endoscopy is warranted after systemic diseases have been ruled out, particularly in cases without solitary jejunal disease. Chronic vomiting is …

Intestinal Microbes and Digestive System Disease in Dogs

Jan S. Suchodolski, MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF, DACVM Texas A&M University The intestinal microbiota comprises viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In the past, the word microflora has been used to describe this complex ecosystem, but microbiota (from –bios, “living organisms”) is the more appropriate term. The microbiome is the collective genome of all these microbes. …

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