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January/February 2016

Table of Contents: January/February 2016

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features External Tooth Resorption in Cats Jan Bellows, DVM, diplomate AVDC & ABVP (Canine & Feline) All Pets Dental, Weston, Florida Common Neoplastic Skin Lesions in Dogs & Cats: Cytologic Diagnosis & Treatment Options Laura D. Garrett, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) University of Illinois Canine …

Beyond Furosemide: The Role of Diuretics in Congestive Heart Failure Part 1 – Torsemide

Marisa K. Ames, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) Colorado State University Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) North Carolina State University Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees.Practical Techniques from the …

Canine Caval Syndrome Series, Part 2: A Practical Approach to Diagnosing Caval Syndrome

Stephen L. Jones, DVM Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina 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 topics …

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs Part 2: Diagnostic Approach

Diagnosis of Cushing's disease in dogs requires incorporating information from the history, physical examination, and routine laboratory tests.

A diagnostic approach to addressing Cushing’s disease in dogs, or canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), and information needed for laboratory assessment.

External Tooth Resorption in Cats

Jan Bellows, DVM, diplomate AVDC & ABVP (Canine & Feline) All Pets Dental, Weston, Florida Tooth resorption in cats is prevalent, affecting 28% to 68% of mature cats, depending on the population researched.1 One study found histologic evidence of resorption in all teeth among cats with at least one clinically apparent resorption site; this led …

Prevalence of Oral Disease

In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates an article topic with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.4 million dogs and more than 480,000 cats presented to more than 890 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2014. …

Canine Orthopedic Devices

Orthopedic devices can be used to supplement or replace surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) insufficiency, shoulder injury, carpal and tarsal injury, hip luxation, and limb salvage with prosthetics.

Today’s Veterinary News

TOEGRIPS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREVENTING INJURY Many homeowners love hardwood and tile floors, but according to veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby, dogs weren’t designed to live on this flooring. Slipping impacts dogs’ joints and increases the risk of injury, and it can be an emotionally traumatic experience as well. Therefore, Dr. Buzby has developed Dr. Buzby’s …