Category Archives: Vet360 Vol 07 Issue 05

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: When Waiting is Wishful Thinking

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD Sometimes waiting to perform treatment is the best course of action when a patient presents with dental concerns, as noted in the August issue of dvm360® (“The ABCs of veterinary dentistry: W is for waiting to treat”). But other times waiting is simply not an option—the patient’s problem needs… Continue Reading

Help with Challenges in Eyelid Surgery

Ron Ofri, DVM, PhD, DECVO Conditions in which the eyelid rubs against the eyeball, as well as drooping eyelids, can only be corrected surgically. Here’s a look at the appropriate procedures for various conditions. Proper eyelid anatomy is essential for protecting the globe, as well as for distributing the tear film on the ocular surface.… Continue Reading

How to Engage Cat Owners in Life-Long Preventive Care

Eric D. Garcia Simply Done Tech Solutions, LLC Tampa, Florida, USA Ericgarciafl.com “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud The unique relationships we form with animals is something of a spiritual experience. The way that they can sense our emotions, or that we can read their moods just by looking at their… Continue Reading

Ocular Ultrasonography in Small Animals Part 1: Patient Preparation, Technique and Normal Appearance

Sam Mauchlen MRCVS BVM&S Ultrasound is used routinely by veterinary ophthalmologists to evaluate ocular and orbital structures. Ultrasonographic assessment of eye facilitates the examination of intraocular structures in cases where pathology is obscuring the normal anatomy and can aid in the detection and evaluation of intraocular conditions such as neoplasia. Additionally, ultrasound can be used… Continue Reading

The Blue Patient: Approach to Respiratory Emergencies in Small Animals

Atkinson, B.K. BSc Veterinary Biology, BVSc Veterinary Science (Hons), MMedVet (Small Animal Medicine) Resident. University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, Old Soutpan Road (M35), Onderstepoort, Pretoria, 0110. Email: brogan.atkinson@up.ac.za Respiratory distress is a common clinical emergency veterinarians are faced with. Respiratory pathology may be the reason these animals are presented or be the unfortunate… Continue Reading

An Overview of Interdog Aggression

Dr Aileen Pypers, BSc, BVSc (UP), PGDip (SU) Many people who share their homes and lives with a dog have more than one dog and while this can enrich and improve the lives of the people and the dogs in this situation, it can also lead to a situation where dogs living together in a… Continue Reading

Suicide Prevention: How to be Someone’s Person

After I shared my own story with the veterinary world regarding depression and suicidal thoughts, I learned how valuable it is to be there for that person and how an inch can, in fact, be a mile. Question: What’s the difference between enjoying the scenery and falling off a cliff? Answer: One inch. Earlier this… Continue Reading

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