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Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Proptosis

Proptosis, or traumatic forward displacement of the globe out of the orbit, is a serious ocular emergency that requires immediate attention to minimize discomfort and damage to the eye.

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Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Diving In: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Veterinary Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the therapeutic administration of oxygen administered at a pressure that exceeds that at sea level.This article provides a brief overview of the mechanism of action, veterinary applications and evidence, and general treatment mechanics associated with HBOT administration.

Oral Cyclosporine Use in Dogs

Oral cyclosporine is currently being used to treat a spectrum of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs.

Cyclosporine is a potent immunosuppressive agent that has treatment applications in both veterinary and human medicine. Oral cyclosporine is currently being used to treat a spectrum of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, including but not limited to atopic dermatitis, autoimmune skin disorders, perianal fistula, inflammatory bowel disease, granulomatous meningoencephalitis, and immune-mediated blood disorders.

Current Concepts in Periodontal Disease

Patients with periodontal disease are exposed to oral bacteria in the systemic bloodstream daily, creating a state of chronic disease. Periodontal disease is not merely a dental problem; it is an initiator of more severe local and systemic consequences.

Of the most common health problems of companion animals throughout their life, dental disease stands out as the number 1 concern. Sadly, many owners and veterinarians still misunderstand the significant effects of periodontal disease, believing them to be limited to bad breath and tooth loss. This lack of understanding, combined with improper or outdated diagnostic methods, can lead to delayed therapy at best and misdiagnosis at worst. Intervention by veterinarians and educated owners is the only solution to improving health and alleviating distress in these patients.

Tooth Extraction Complications in Dogs and Cats

Recognizing potential complications that can occur during tooth extraction and learning treatment methods can help minimize pain and discomfort for our patients.

One of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures in general practice is exodontia, or tooth extraction. Completing extractions in a consistent, orderly manner will decrease the incidence of complications.

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Hookworms in Dogs

Taking a closer look at the clinical signs, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.

Hookworms in dogs is a common parasitic infection; this article analyzes the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hookworms in dogs.

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