Feline Giardia: Transmission, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Feline Giardia duodenalis infection can be found in every region of the U.S.
This overview on feline Giardia covers transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and zoonotic implications.
Phenylpropanolamine for Urinary Incontinence
Proin, which has been shown to improve continence in dogs with USMI, is approved as a chewable tablet in the U.S.
Phenylpropanolamine is effective at improving continence in dogs with USMI, although routine blood pressure monitoring should be performed and special consideration should be taken for animals with behavioral concerns.
Dietary Elimination Trial in a Dog with Protein-Losing Nephropathy
It is important to assess a diet’s complete nutritional profile, rather than relying on the general marketing, when evaluating if it is appropriate for patients.
This case report covers the dilemma of providing optimal nutrition to a dog with concurrent renal disease and suspected food allergy.
Approaches to Opportunistic Fungal Infections in Small Animals
While treatment of opportunistic fungal infections is challenging, early recognition and aggressive treatment can enhance the potential for success.
Although the prognosis of fungal infections is guarded to poor, a multi-modal and aggressive approach can yield some positive results.
Diagnostic Approach to the Pruritic Dog
There are many differential diagnoses for pruritus in dogs, but following a few guidelines in the correct order can greatly facilitate the workup.
A pruritic work-up should include getting a thorough history, eliminating infectious or parasitic causes before leaping into an allergic skin disease assessment, and leaving atopic dermatitis as a last-resort diagnosis.
Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Causes of Conjunctivitis in Dogs and Cats
Understanding the various etiologies of conjunctivitis can help clinicians identify potentially life-threatening conditions that initially present as conjunctivitis.
The systemic conditions associated with conjunctivitis may present with or without additional ocular abnormalities. In the vast majority of cases, historical and physical examination findings will suggest the presence of a systemic disease and prompt further diagnostic investigation.
Canine Parainfluenza Virus Vaccination
Canine parainfluenza virus can have a significant impact on young or vulnerable dogs when it interacts with other pathogens.
Routine vaccination helps reduce the role that CPIV plays in coinfection with a growing number of pathogens, thereby keeping at-risk dogs and populations healthier.
Compliance Strategies for the Obese Patient
Although obesity can be a frustrating disorder to manage, these strategies can help you incorporate your clients into the pet’s individualized weight-loss plan.
Showing clients how to assess weight and discussing what “non-negotiables” are important to the human-animal bond are just a few strategies at increasing client compliance in a weight-loss plan.
Managing Urolithiasis in Dogs
Urolithiasis is a term that describes the formation of stones in any part of the urinary tract.
This article gives an overview of stone formation, clinical signs, diagnostic tests, types of stones, as well as medical and nonmedical dissolution plans.