Dental procedures can place extensive stress and strain on the bodies and minds of veterinary team members. These may lead to musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. Continue reading
Most bite prevention techniques add less than a minute to the length of the procedure, but failure to take precautions can mean immediate and sometimes permanent disfigurement and pain.
Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy in both dogs and cats. Though mechanistically different, the disease in both species typically requires the administration of insulin to the pet. Historically, the administration of insulin to pets has typically been via an insulin syringe.
The prevention and treatment of pain in pets have changed significantly since Dr. Robin Downing entered the veterinary field more than three decades ago. It was once acceptable to use “pain” as a restraint strategy to limit a pet’s movement following surgery.
It has been recognized in veterinary medicine that compliance with pet owner administered medication has been historically low.
Sometimes what one person says is not what another person hears. Be sure to close this communication gap in your practice and learn how to communicate the importance of preventive healthcare in a way that both motivates the client and is easy to understand. These free online videos can help.
Veterinary teams will find this information valuable in developing visit and retention activities for feline patients and their owners.
Non-poisonous snakes, like the garter snake, don’t have fangs. They have rows of teeth and they do not produce toxic venom, says Travis Arndt, DVM. This distinction is crucial when it comes to snake bites on dogs.
Research shows that pet owners are willing to make changes and embrace preventive healthcare visits if they know it will benefit their pets. But for pet owners to find value in the recommendations of veterinary professionals and be motivated by their advice, there must be effective communication between the healthcare team and pet owners.
Mosquitoes don’t ask permission before entering homes, offices, or other facilities. Sustained transmission in northern states expands the distribution and expansion of Dirofilaria immitis, the filarial nematode that is transmitted via infected mosquitoes, writes Richard Gerhold, DVM, MS, PhD. He discusses prevention differences in dogs and cats.