Managing Compulsive Disorders in Cats
Sustained self-licking and overgrooming are common behaviors associated with compulsive disorders in felines.
Although compulsive disorder is a relatively rare diagnosis for cats, this behavior can lead to a significantly decreased quality of life for both cat and owner.
Selamectin Use in Companion Animals
While selamectin has been on the market for decades, it is important to review the updated literature due to extra-label use and emerging infectious concerns.
New product options represent exciting new tools in the crusade against parasites in companion animals, from the domestic to the exotic.
Adrenal-Dependent Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism in a Labrador Retriever
This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs if surgical intervention is not pursued.
This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs and improve quality of life if surgical intervention is not pursued.
Degenerative Valve Disease: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation
Dachshunds, cavalier King Charles spaniels, chihuahuas, miniature and toy poodles, whippets, and most terriers are predisposed to DVD.
DVD is the most common heart disease in dogs. Prognosis is unpredictable as most early stages never progress, although advanced stages yield poor outcomes.
Dermatophytoses in Dogs and Cats
Dermatophytoses have a variety of clinical presentations, and a step-by-step logical approach is crucial for proper diagnosis.
Dermatophytosis is a zoonotic but curable disease. Establishing whether a patient is completely cured should be supported by a combination of resolution of clinical signs and negative culture.
Multimodal Pain Management for Canine Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis treatment aims to delay disease progression, decrease inflammation, and ultimately improve the patient’s quality of life.
OA is common in dogs. Management involves multiple modalities and must be tailored to each patient and its owner.
Canine Adenovirus Type 2 Vaccination
The MLV vaccine for canine adenovirus protects against CAV-2 as well as CAV-1.
CAV-2 is endemic in healthy dog populations worldwide and is a significant viral cause of CIRD, particularly when combined with viral or bacterial co-infections. Vaccination with an MLV vaccine is critical for reduction of clinical signs and to prevent canine infectious hepatitis.
Cuterebriasis in Dogs and Cats
Cuterebra botflies are typically parasites of rodents and rabbits, but they may find their way into pet cats and, less frequently, dogs.
Although Cuterebra infestations are usually more traumatic for the client than the animal, severe manifestations are possible. Client education and year-round broad-spectrum parasiticides are recommended.
Proactive Nutrition for the Healthy Indoor Cat
Indoor felines require a multitude of approaches to ensure they're receiving adequate nutrition and wellbeing requirements.
Preventing cats from becoming overweight or obese can be more rewarding and successful than weight-loss programs.