Why going beyond Body Condition Scoring can help overweight canines
May 3, 2022Veterinarians can flag dogs that are overweight at routine exams by performing Body Condition Scoring (BCS). Identifying these dogs is of vital importance as they are at an increased risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and osteoarthritis. Counseling pet owners on the nutritional management of obesity can go a long way in terms of increasing the lifespan and quality of life of our four-legged friends.
AAFP releases educational toolkit for feline diabetes
May 22, 2019Managing and treating feline diabetes mellitus can be complicated, which is why the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is releasing a Diabetes Educational Toolkit. A digital information source, the online toolkit provides veterinarians with the most relevant diagnostic and treatment information for diabetes mellitus, which is not always easy to diagnose. Further, veterinary professionals can access and gather information quickly via navigation tabs. Users can move directly to information focusing on diagnosis, treatment, remission …