Because canine influenza virus is constantly adapting, it is crucial to identify emerging strains. Increased awareness, vaccination, public health considerations, and surveillance are necessary to keep clients and pets safe.
After cardiac causes of cough are ruled out, the differential list of respiratory causes can be narrowed down by using signalment, history, physical examination, CBC, and survey cervicothoracic radiographs.
Dietary trends for dogs and cats closely mirror those of their owners, and it is no surprise that home-prepared meals and their commercialized derivatives are now encountered in practice. These diets pose potential benefits as well as challenges, and clients increasingly expect veterinarians to demonstrate knowledge of them.