Treatment Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs & Cats: International Renal Interest Society Recommendations
The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS, iris-kidney.com) was created to advance the scientific understanding of kidney disease in small animals and, specifically, to help practitioners better diagnose, understand, and treat canine and feline renal disease.
How I Treat…Otitis Media/InternaAn Interview with Dr. Lori Thompson
In this How I Treat interview, Lori Thompson, DVM, DACVD, answers our questions about key treatment protocols for otitis media/interna. Otitis media—inflammation of the middle ear structures, occurs in dogs and cats of all ages and presents unilaterally or bilaterally.
Dermatology DetailsUpdates on the Management of Canine Demodicosis
Canine demodicosis is a common inflammatory parasitic skin disease believed to be associated with a genetic or immunologic disorder. This disease allows mites from the normal cutaneous biota to proliferate in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands, leading to alopecia, erythema, scaling, hair casting, pustules, furunculosis, and secondary infections. The face and forelegs to the entire body surface of the dog may be affected. Three morphologically different types of Demodex mites exist in dogs.
NAVC Keynote Commentary for the Veterinary Community: A Regulatory Road Map for Telehealth & Pet Health Care
Mark Cushing, JD Animal Policy Group, LLC, Knoxville, Tennessee; Washington, DC; Portland, Oregon The veterinary profession in the United States decided to take telemedicine seriously in 2016. The NAVC (navc.com) launched its Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) a year ago and numerous organizations stepped up to participate in its first project—a telehealth pilot. In April 2017, …
Practical ToxicologyThe Decontamination Dilemma: Bromethalin Ingestion
Exposures to this toxin present a unique challenge to clinicians. Once signs of convulsant syndrome—a neurologic syndrome caused by bromethalin toxicosis—have developed, prognosis for recovery is poor.
Editor’s NoteOne Health—How Does It Help Veterinary Medicine?
Simon R. Platt , BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia “ Our essential connection with animals is ancient, and it runs deep. It extends from body to behavior, from psychology to society—forming the basis of our daily journey of survival. This calls for physicians and patients to think beyond the human …
Pet Health By the NumbersCanine 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 …
Imaging EssentialsInterpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs & CatsPart 1: Principles & Normal Findings
Dental radiography is considered part of the standard of care for dogs and cats undergoing dental intervention. Radiographs are essential for identifying and documenting the nature and severity of dental disorders and conditions.
Chronic Feline Gingivostomatitis: Proven Therapeutic Approaches & New Treatment OptionsCE Article
Chronic gingivostomatitis (CGS) in the cat is a very painful disease, characterized by severe inflammation of the gingiva, buccal mucosa, and caudal oral mucosa.1 CGS affects 0.7% to 10% of the general cat population. This article reviews clinical signs of CGS, current treatment modalities, and promising treatment options that may be available soon.