November/December 2017

Table of Contents: November/December 2017

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Chronic Vomiting in Cats: When to Recommend Endoscopy Kyle Restle, DVM, and Jacqueline Whittemore, DVM, PhD, DACVIM University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine Advances in Feline Cardiac Diagnostics Brent Aona, DVM, and Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine …

Ultrasonography of the Urinary Tract: Kidneys and Ureters

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 …

Diabetic Diets for Dogs and Cats: Assessing the Evidence

Deborah E. Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University The American College of Veterinary Nutrition ( and Today’s Veterinary Practice are delighted to bring you the Nutrition Notes column, which provides the highest-quality, cutting-edge information on companion animal nutrition, written by the ACVN’s foremost nutrition specialists. The primary objectives of …

Wolbachia and Heartworm: Why Doxycycline Is Needed in Heartworm Treatment

Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society ( The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current …

Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Dogs

Kirk Breuninger, VMD, MPH, DACVPM Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver, Washington From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics …

Global Problems, Personal Fulfillment

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” — Sir David Attenborough In September 2017, The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) gathered veterinarians from around the globe to attend a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which included an educational bonanza with …

Advances in Feline Cardiac Diagnostics

The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be challenging and may require a combination of history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electrocardiography, diagnostic imaging, and systemic workup. This article presents 2 clinical cases, 1 with and 1 without clinical signs of heart disease, to highlight the use of tailored diagnostics to diagnose cardiac disease in … Protection Status