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July/August 2018

Table of Contents: July/August 2018

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Head Tilt in Dogs: A Clinical Approach Michelle Carnes, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology, Clearwater and Naples, FL Understanding the Cat and Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline) Cat Care Clinical, Madison, WI Providing Supplemental Oxygen to Patients …

Searching for Ethical Guidance

Veterinary ethics teaching and application in practice have changed considerably recently. When it was first taught, veterinary ethics dealt mostly with aspects of professionalism, with little focus on the ethical questions such as euthanasia decision-making. Ethics is now included in most veterinary curricula, not least because it is an expected Day-1 competency for veterinary graduates …

Certification Human-Animal Bond in Practice

It’s a proven fact that the human-animal bond has been shown to improve the wellbeing of clients and pets. The NAVC and the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) launched a new certification focused on the science behind this bond. This specialized training will set a practice apart from the rest and may attract more clients. …

Groundbreaking Dog Genetics Study Shows Benefits of DNA Testing

Wisdom Health, in collaboration with Genoscoper Laboratories, conducted an innovative study that shows genetic testing may predict if a dog is at risk for developing certain diseases. The study, published in PLOS Genetics, examined the DNA of more than 100,000 dogs, including 18,000 purebreds representing 330 breeds, types and varieties and 83,000 mixed breed dogs …

Ultrasonography of the Abdominal Vasculature

Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific abdominal organs/systems. Read the other small animal abdominal ultrasonography articles published …

Mindfulness for Veterinarians

In the busyness that surrounds our veterinary practice and our personal lives, where we are constantly on the go and wrapped up in “doing,” mindfulness provides us with a space to consider alternative ways of responding to both internal and external stressors.

Toxicity of Art Supplies

Welcome to Practical Toxicology, brought to you in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) (aspcapro.org/poison). This column provides practical clinical information about diagnosing and treating pets that have been exposed to potentially harmful substances. The APCC: Provides 24-hour diagnostic and treatment recommendations by specially trained veterinary toxicologists Protects …

Dietary Guidelines for Dogs with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Manipulating a patient’s diet can slow the progression of CKD in dogs, minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life.

Manipulating a patient’s diet can minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life for dogs with CKD, chronic kidney disease.