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.
Canine heartworm and Dirofilaria dollar discourse
April 12, 2022Canine heartworm prevention is a common client conversation topic. In the contiguous U.S., the nematode parasite causing heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, is endemic, and elsewhere (globally) it is an increasing concern due to climate change, subsequent vector (mosquito) abundance, and range expansion.