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Tips to Facilitate Effective Weight-Loss ConversationsWeight-loss programs that focus on traditional caloric restriction and physical activity may not be appropriate or successful for all families. Incorporating strategies that enhance and support the family-pet relationship can help you create a customized—and successful—plan.
Do routine, elective gonadectomies really increase dogs’ lifespan?
April 11, 2023Many studies have reported a consistent association between canines being gonadectomized and longer average lifespan—several months to two years longer in females, and none to over a year longer in males. However, the methodology of these studies should be carefully assessed before accepting that the association between being gonadectomized and lifespan reflects a causal relationship.
Hurdling common surgical roadblocks
March 22, 2023Any veterinarian performing surgery is bound to encounter a case that did not go as planned. Whether the patient had a complication, a true error was made, or the client’s perception of their pet’s outcome was skewed, these cases can take a toll on all veterinary staff members involved. Although these cases can feel defeating, they often present learning opportunities.
Early detection key in hip dysplasia cases
September 26, 2022Puppies are born with normal hips, but changes associated with dysplasia can develop rapidly with earliest changes noted as soon as 30 days after birth. In developing puppies, joint incongruity or malalignment prevents normal development of the acetabulum and femoral head, perpetuating the development of dysplasia.
Lasering in on a better approach to BOAS
September 19, 2022Brachycephalic dog breeds have increased in popularity over the last 15 years while suffering from multiple well-documented health problems. Despite increased general awareness of their conformation-related problems, their appeal continues to grow. The result is increasing numbers of dogs selectively bred for shorter noses, wider faces, and predisposition to brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS).
Adding a surgical suite in a weekend
August 12, 2022It is possible to begin offering dental and/or surgical services in as little as a weekend. While practices will need some basic tools, they will not need a contractor and they will not need to move walls. It is an easier way to keep up with the latest advancements in equipment while offering new services or expanding on existing ones.
Perivulvar skin fold disease in obese cats
August 10, 2022Have you treated a female cat for recurrent bacterial cystitis? Was it an overweight to obese cat? If both are true, you may have noted severe dermatitis was present in the perivulvar and perianal areas. This group of findings is typical when an obese female cat has perivulvar skin fold disease.