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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, …

Otitis Media/Interna: An 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.

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.

A Regulatory Road Map for Telehealth and Pet Health Care

It’s no longer a question of whether veterinarians will embrace telemedicine technologies, but when…and how. The veterinary profession and its animal health partners are eager to get this right, so how do we make it happen, not just at conferences, but every day in practices across the U.S.?

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 …