Monthly Archives: Sep 2019

Feline Constipation: Relieving a Hard Problem

Dr Margie Scherk  DVM DipABVP (Feline Practice) Straining in the litter box, possibly even crying out…or leaving unwelcome hard pellets around the home. Who wants any of it? Constipation is unpleasant at all levels.  It is uncomfortable, can interfere with appetite and, in cats, can even result in vomiting. Traditional approaches to this hard problem… Continue Reading

The Proper Use of Topical and Oral Corticosteroids

By Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD Corticosteroids are among the most used and misused medications in veterinary medicine. They exert a powerful, reliable, and rapid effect, and there is no viable, more effective therapeutic alternative in animals with certain skin conditions. Topical and oral corticosteroid therapies are considered the first choice for treatment of acute and… Continue Reading

Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Prof. Andrew Leisewitz BVSc, MMedVet(Med), PhD Senior Lecturer Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies Faculty of Veterinary Science Lesions associated with Eosinophiic Granuloma Complex (EGC) This condition is in fact not a single disease but rather the manifestation of an underlying cause that presents with a variable complex of skin lesions. It is not a… Continue Reading

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: ‘S’ is for Supernumerary Teeth

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD I had no idea what “supernumerary” meant (much less how to spell it) when I first heard the term some 30 years ago. But time and experience have taught me the importance of paying attention to this dental condition that often needs immediate care. Both extra and supernumerary teeth… Continue Reading

Where are we with Cruciate Surgery in Dogs?

Dr Malcolm Ness BVetMed, CertSOA, DipECVS, MRCVS, RCVS European Specialist in Surgery Functional failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in dogs, whether by traumatic rupture or following a slower degenerative metaplasia of the ligament remains a very common cause of chronic lameness and secondary osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs. Indeed, a survey conducted by the… Continue Reading

Unpacking Feline Dementia

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD Cognitive impairment in cats is tricky—there’s just not much information on the topic for veterinary teams. At the 2018 American Association of Feline Practitioners conference, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, provided clarity on the complex etiology of feline cognitive dysfunction syndrome (fCDS). She also offered… Continue Reading

The Hidden Power of Google Reviews

Eric Garcia IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader. Whether your practice has been around for just a few days or a few decades, I can promise you that one thing is consistent between both: Your online reputation is either driving people toward, or away from, your veterinary practice. Unfortunately, if you haven’t started to… Continue Reading

Safeguarding Your Online Reputation

Eric Garcia IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader We all remember that fateful day when we passed through the doors of our high school for the very first time. Brow sweaty and backpack brimming, we knew that our reputation from years past would follow our footsteps down the hallway, but that we’d also have… Continue Reading

Optimising an Indoor Lifestyle for Cats

Dr Margie Scherk  DVM DipABVP (feline practice) Introduction People benefit from living with pets. As companions, they provide stress relief, stability of routine, and improved health1. Yet how to best care for our cats remains controversial, and there are cultural and regional differences in what people believe is the best way to house cats. As… Continue Reading

Geriatric Veterinary Dentistry: How old is too old to make it right?

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD Pediatric and adolescent companion animal dentistry focuses largely on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and developmental oral issues, including persistent and retained deciduous teeth, supernumerary teeth, orthodontic malpositions, and malocclusions. Mature canine and feline dentistry deals primarily with fractured teeth, tooth resorption, and periodontal disease (PD) prevention. Senior… Continue Reading

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