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July/August 2021

Table of Contents: July/August 2021

Want to view the full digital issue, including downloadable PDFs? Click here. Features CONTINUING EDUCATION Feline Injection Site Sarcomas: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Algorithm Joanne Intile, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology) Alexandra Gareau, DVM, MS North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine ISSUES IN DERMATOLOGY Treating Otitis Externa in Dogs Patrick Hensel, Dr.med.vet., …

Supporting the Bond

The human-animal bond is a powerful thing, and it is our job to support that as much as possible while still fulfilling our oath to the patient.

Acknowledging client limitations and their reasonings will help build the VCPR and get the pet the care they need while keeping the HAB intact.

Antibiotic Stewardship in Canine and Feline Respiratory Infections

Many cases of uncomplicated, acute upper respiratory tract infection in cats and dogs can be managed without systemic antibiotics.

With respiratory disease being one of the most common reasons for antibiotic prescriptions, care should be taken to evaluate need based on clinical presentation.

What You Should Know About Compounding

Compounded medications can be useful when FDA-approved medications are not available, but they should not be selected on the basis of cost alone.

Before prescribing a compounded medication, do your due diligence in verifying the source, type, quality, and reason for prescription.

Nutritional Management of a Puppy With Congenital Renal Dysplasia

A large-breed puppy with renal dysplasia required a custom nutrition plan to satisfy its needs for kidney health while it was still growing.

A large-breed puppy with renal dysplasia required a custom nutrition plan to satisfy its needs for kidney health while it was still growing.

A Guide to Exploratory Laparotomy

Exploratory laparotomy is used to diagnose or further investigate problems inside the abdomen that could not be achieved via preoperative diagnostics.

Thorough exploratory laparotomy is a key component of abdominal surgery.

Treating Otitis Externa in Dogs

Ear cytology is a quick way to confirm infection and the degree of inflammation for patients with suspected otitis externa.

Half the battle of treating otitis externa is figuring out the underlying cause and type. Once that is achieved, client education and compliance are key to managing it.

Vaccination Overview: Leptospirosis

Dogs that may come in contact with wildlife or outdoor water sources are among the group that should receive a leptospirosis vaccine.

This overview on the leptospirosis vaccine goes over the basics, as well as serovars, serogroups, and sequence types.

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