July/August 2014

Heartworm Hotline: Key Findings from the 2013 American Heartworm Society Survey

Stephen Jones, DVM, Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, President, American Heartworm Society Every 3 years, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) conducts a nationwide survey of veterinarians to study trends in heartworm incidence. The latest survey reflects data from more than 4,300 veterinary clinics and shelters, representing 3.5 million patients. The Heartworm Hotline column …

On Your Best Behavior – Q & A | The Use of Medications in Canine Behavior Therapy

Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, Media, Pennsylvania Behavioral medications can make a significant difference in the management of a variety of problems. Most important, they can help facilitate a positive outcome in otherwise complicated behavior cases. Your longtime client, Mrs. Jones, presents Buttercup, the Papillon, with “a behavior …

Practice Building: Beyond the Yellow Pages Part 2: Client Matchmaking Tools

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT, Calico Financial, Philadelphia, PA, Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, PA, and Christine Meredith, VMD, Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, PA The authors share their firsthand experience with and the key features of 3 online platforms—facebook.com, veterinarians.com, and vetfinder.com—designed to assist practitioners in attracting new clients. This article, …

In-Clinic Form: Step by Step
Feeding the Pet with Cancer

Korinn E. Saker, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVN North Carolina State University ~Read Practical Approaches to Feeding the Cancer Patient for further information on feeding dogs and cats with cancer. Visit tvpjournal.com/resources.asp#resources for the table, Feeding Guidelines Based on Nutritional Status for Dogs & Cats with Cancer, which provides detailed information on: Clinical assessment (Step …

ACVN Nutrition Notes: Practical Approaches to Feeding the Cancer Patient

Korinn E. Saker, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVN When nutritional support is overlooked in pets with cancer, malnutrition can develop and jeopardize patient health. Learn how tumors impact nutrition and how to develop and implement an optimal nutrition support plan for each patient. The American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) and Today’s Veterinary Practice (tvpjournal.com) …

Focus On Pharmacology: Methimazole: Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism

David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine) VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital & Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Consultation Methimazole (oral and transdermal) is a safe and effective medication for the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. Dr. Bruyette discusses drug administration and monitoring, plus 10 key points of owner education. Methimazole is commonly used for the …

Pet Health by the Numbers
Focus on Canine Behavior

Statistics extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats presented to more than 850 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2013. In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates specific article topics with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted …

Today’s Veterinary News
The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

  Feline Tick Panel Available from NCSU Diagnostic Lab The Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Lab at NCSU-CVM now offers a Feline Comprehensive Tick Panel in addition to the Canine Comprehensive Tick Panel. The feline panel includes PCR testing for anaplasmosis, babesiosis, bartonellosis, cytauxzoonsis, ehrlichiosis, hemotropic mycoplasmosis, and rickettsiosis as well as serology (IFA) targeting three …

Practical Techniques From The NAVC Institute
Feline Perineal Urethrostomy Ventral Approach

Clara S.S. Goh, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS, and Howard B. Seim III, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Experience one of the excellent education sessions provided by experts at the NAVC Institute 2014. A step-by-step surgical intervention of the blocked male cat: tools, surgical insights, postoperative management, complications, and prognosis. Welcome to the first article in our new …

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