January/February 2017

Table of Contents: January/February 2017

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Chronic Feline Gingivostomatitis: Proven Therapeutic Approaches & New Treatment Options Barden Greenfield, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD Memphis Veterinary Specialists, Cordova, Tennessee Arkansas Veterinary Specialists, Little Rock, Arkansas Treatment Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs & Cats: International Renal Interest Society Recommendations Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, …


Updates 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, …


One Health—How Does It Help Veterinary Medicine?

“ 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 bedside to barnyards, jungles, oceans, and skies. Because the fate of our world’s health …


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 …

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