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September/October 2013

2013 Feline Vaccination Guidelines

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) The American Association of Feline Practitioners has just introduced the 2013 Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report. Dr. Ford, one of the contributors, shares the highlights and key points of the report. In September 2013, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) released an updated version …

In-Clinic Form: Developing Protocols for Obese Animals

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN To ensure weight loss in obese pets, veterinarians must provide sound information and guidance to owners. The following guidelines can be used to formulate successful treatment plans. 1. Calculate body condition score (BCS); then ideal body weight (BW). Follow the BCS definitions closely as it is an objective system. Dogs: …

The Rx Headache

Lynne White-Shim, MS, DVM, and Kimberly May, DVM, MS Drs. White-Shim and May share how to handle any questions related to prescriptions and online pharmacies. It has been a long, busy day at the clinic. With one patient in particular, you dedicated extensive time and effort to determine a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. After …

Noise and Storm Phobias and Anxiety in Dogs

Anxiety and fearful behavior are common in canine patients, and often manifest as storm and noise phobias. Depending on presentation, treatment can be straightforward or complex and challenging.

Recurrent Facial Swelling

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC A dog presents with facial swelling under its left eye and has a history of a premolar extraction. Based on the photo, radiograph, and details from the presentation and case workup, we ask you to tell us the diagnosis. QUESTIONS Figure 1 shows a dog with facial swelling …

Parasite Protocols: Canine Protozoa

Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM, and Emilio DeBess, DVM, MPVM This new column explores the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of parasitic infections based on CAPC’s detailed recommendations. First up for discussion are canine protozoan parasites. The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is …

Dermatologic Markers of Internal Disease in Dogs & Cats

Chris Reeder, DVM, Diplomate ACVD Dermatologic diseases comprise about 20% of a practitioner’s caseload. While many skin diseases are allergic or infectious, skin lesions can also be manifestations of internal disease. Dermatologic diseases in small animal veterinary medicine comprise roughly 20% of a general practitioner’s caseload.1 The skin has many functions, including thermoregulation, camouflage, and …

The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

ProHeart 6 RiskMAP Zoetis, Inc, revised the Risk Minimization Action Plan (RiskMAP) for ProHeart 6 (moxidectin), the sustained-release injectable heartworm preventive for dogs, based on a review of safety history over a 4½-year period. The updated RiskMAP allows use in healthy dogs older than 7 years; permits administration by a trained, certified veterinary technician or … Protection Status