Pet owners frequently search "are peanuts safe for dogs?" Bottom line, certain types of nuts can cause poisonings, an upset stomach or an obstruction in a dog's gastrointestinal tract which can lead to life-saving
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), "It's clear that virtual care is emerging as an inevitable part of the modern veterinary practice." Telehealth and virtual care are not designed to replace your practice or expertise. It is meant to serve as a tool to enhance it! But where do you get started?
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.
The Center for Cancer Research estimates approximately 6 million dogs and a similar number of cats are diagnosed with cancer each year. Veterinary teams are managing pets with cancer and talking to pet owners about treatment. It takes special insight to deliver the bad news to clients and help them understand what options are available. Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) answered some questions about how to talk to clients as they pursue the best care and quality of life for their pets.
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Canine diabetes is similar to Type 1 diabetes in people and usually requires lifelong insulin treatment. Feline diabetes resembles Type 2 diabetes in people. A combination of insulin therapy, dietary management, and lifestyle changes are utilized to manage feline diabetes and can result in remission of signs, though often temporary.Most insulin types used in cats have been associated with remission. Several insulin types are commercially available for diabetes maintenance.
The 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats emphasize the role of opioids in the perioperative space noting they are the most effective drug class for managing acute pain and therefore should be used routinely as part of the preoperative analgesic protocol. However, there may be undesirable effects when using this class of drugs, including acute emesis. A commonly used medication, maropitant citrate, is the first and only FDA approved medication for the prevention of preoperative vomiting in dogs given emetogenic agents such as opioids.
Sponsored content from Voyce™ | Voyce Pro™ There are three scenarios in which remote monitoring of canine patients is incredibly useful and can make a difference in treatment choices: post-operative recovery, chronic pain management, and physiotherapy. For each group of canine patients, monitoring physiologic parameters remotely provides data-driven insights never before available.
The 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats emphasize the role of opioids in the perioperative space, noting they are the most effective drug class for managing acute pain and therefore should be used routinely as part of the preoperative analgesic protocol.
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