Content presented by Elizabeth Goodale, DVM, Dipl. ACVD

Time to get to the bottom of it:
A practical guide to skin biopsies

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Content presented by Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) | Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM

Putting a stop to canine leptospirosis:
Are you doing your part?

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Content presented by Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) | Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, FCAHS

On germs − Dog and cat antimicrobial use in the clinic. What drug? How long? What case? When? And is there a why?

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Webcasts
2024-05-15
60:00 min
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Content presented by Elizabeth Goodale, DVM, Dipl. ACVD
Join us on May 15 at 7 p.m. (EDT) as we review proper techniques to provide pathologists with comprehensive data for accurate analysis. Biopsies are one of the most useful tools available for dermatological cases. They stand as a cornerstone in diagnosing skin conditions, offering invaluable insight. During this webcast, Dr. Elizabeth Goodale will explore ways to harness their full potential, as careful consideration is paramount when deciding the timing and location of biopsy procedures. This...
2024-04-30
60:00 min
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Content presented by Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) | Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM
Join us on April 30 at 7 p.m. (EDT) to make significant and long-lasting health impacts on your canine patients and your clients. Leptospirosis has received increased attention regarding its emergence and spread in dogs throughout Canada. This case-based talk will review the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this often-fatal zoonotic disease. During this webcast, Drs. Michelle Evason and Jason Stull will highlight recent research into the epidemiology of this disease in Canada to allow...
2024-04-16
60:00 min
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Content presented by Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) | Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, FCAHS
Join us on April 16, at 7 p.m. (EDT) as we review the responsible use of antimicrobials in clinic care practices to ensure the well-being of pets. This lighthearted ‘fireside chat’ session will provide a summary of essential aspects regarding judicious antimicrobial use and stewardship for dogs and cats. During this webcast, Drs. Michelle Evason and Scott Weese will discuss recent peer-reviewed literature and rely on expert- and evidence-based clinical resources to aid in case management and...
90 sec Scoop
2024-04-08
1:30 min
Content presented by Allison Wara, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Nutrition), Royal Canin Canada
Should fat be considered our friend or our foe? How can we effectively inform pet owners about the distinction between a high- or low-fat diet? Watch our latest quick, digestible video snippet prepared by and featuring board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Allison Wara as she gives us the scoop on dietary fat and explains its potential benefits or restriction depending on specific health conditions of the pet. Dr. Wara has also prepared a summary card (a.k.a. a cheat sheet!) you can...
2024-02-27
1:30 min
Content presented by Allison Wara, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Nutrition), Royal Canin Canada
Is there any truth to the argument that cats cannot digest carbohydrates? How can we educate pet owners on the potential health benefits provided by carbohydrates? Watch our latest quick, digestible video snippet prepared by and featuring board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Allison Wara as she gives us the scoop on the nutrients supplied by carbohydrates and explains how they can be beneficial to cats, especially those with specific health concerns. Dr. Wara has also prepared a...
2024-02-07
1:30 min
Content presented by Allison Wara, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Nutrition), Royal Canin Canada
What do beet pulp, cellulose, and psyllium seed husk have in common? How can we educate pet owners on how to distinguish filler from fibre? Watch our latest quick, digestible video snippet prepared by and featuring board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Allison Wara as she gives us the scoop on each of these sources of dietary fibre and explains how they work to help maintain pet's gastrointestinal health. Dr. Wara has also prepared a summary card (a.k.a. a cheat sheet!) you can download...
Brain Matters
2024-02-19
1:00 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
Oliver is presented to you for a problem with a fractured tooth. Two months previously another veterinarian diagnosed a fractured canine (204) of unknown duration during Oliver’s preventive care examination. They touched the end of the tooth and examined the gumline and did not find any reason to suggest that the tooth might be either painful or diseased as a result of the fracture. No treatment was recommended. The caregivers have not noticed any change in Oliver’s behaviour, however when...
2024-02-12
1:00 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
Patty is an 11-year-old spayed female Siamese mix presenting for pawing at her mouth and face several times daily for the last 3 weeks. The caregivers have also noticed weight loss. The 7 cats in the house are free fed, so Patty’s food intake is unknown. Patty is too painful for her oral examination and the caregivers agree to Patty receiving an injectable opioid for analgesia and mild sedation. Patty is subsequently much more comfortable for her oral examination. You note severe, diffuse...
2024-02-07
1:00 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
Isabella is a 4-year-old spayed female DLH presenting for annual preventive care. Her caregivers have noted that she plays a lot less lately and no longer fetches her mouse. Isabella is examined in the bottom of her carrier where she is comfortable. She is reluctant to have her mouth examined, and so you complete this gradually over the course of the visit, offering lickable treats which she gladly accepts. You observe severe tartar over 108/208 with gingival recession. You note severe...
Case studies
2024-03-02
12:00 min
Content prepared by Sheri Ross, BSc, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM (IM), Dipl. ACVNU (founding member)
Marmalade is a 9-year-old, neutered male DSH presenting for his yearly wellness exam. The owner has noticed an increase in drinking and larger clumps in the litterbox, and he is not jumping up on things the way he used to. Follow the evolution of his case to find out what is causing his symptoms.
2023-12-04
15:00 min
Content prepared by Colleen Wilson, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVB
Ivan is a 4.5 kg 3-year-old neutered male Chihuahua who presents to the veterinary clinic for behavioural concerns, including biting a young girl. Follow the evolution of his case to find out what is causing his issues.
2023-11-09
Content prepared by Temitope U. Kolapo, DVM, MSc, PhD, under the supervision of Emily Jenkins, PhD, DVM, BSc (Hons)
Nancy is a two-year-old, spayed female boxer. She presented to your veterinary clinic with complaints of diarrhea, which was noted to have started about three days ago, and the owner said she seemed a bit off. Follow the evolution of her case to find out what is causing her symptoms.
Kitty Insider
2024-03-12
8:38 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON HEARTWORM DISEASE IN CATS In regions where heartworm is prevalent, it is crucial to recognize the importance of preventing heartworm in cats and the significant toll it can take on their well-being. Though they are not the primary host, cats are also susceptible to heartworm infection and can acquire the disease through the same transmission process as dogs. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis examines the prevalence of heartworm disease in cats and...
2024-02-12
9:21 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE AGE RECOMMENDATION FOR SPAYING AND NEUTERING KITTENS For many years, common practice has been to spay or neuter kittens at approximately six months old, or sometimes between six and nine months of age. The United Spay Alliance established the 'Fix by Five' initiative to educate both veterinary teams and caregivers on the safety and benefits of spaying and neutering kittens before they reach five months. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses...
2024-01-16
7:34 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CATS The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) has recently published some updates in its guidelines related to the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis shares information regarding the various stages of CKD and describes the four major changes introduced to the guidelines regarding the recommended treatment of cats with CKD.
NutriQUIZ
2024-03-20
5:00 min
Content prepared by Caitlin Grant, DVM, DVSc, EBVS Specialist in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, Dipl. ECVCN
Assessing whether a pet food is appropriate for a dog or cat isn’t always as straightforward as it should be, and when it comes to our pet patients, one size may not fit all. A pet food label contains some information which can help with a preliminary assessment on whether a food is appropriate or not; it is important to be familiar with the information that is included (and not included) on these labels to do a quick assessment yourself, or to coach pet owners on what to look for when they...
2024-02-19
5:00 min
Content prepared by Caitlin Grant, DVM, DVSc, EBVS Specialist in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, Dipl. ECVCN
Weight loss plans can, at times, seem daunting. There are several steps that are part of a successful weight loss plan including assessing the patient, communicating with the pet owner about the need for a weight loss plan, making an appropriate diet recommendation and creating a follow-up plan. In order to create a successful plan, there are several math equations which can be used to help set goals and targets for ideal weight, calorie requirement, food amount, treat budgets, and weight loss...
2024-01-19
5:00 min
Content prepared by Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition)
When a client asks, “How much should I feed my pet?” do you know how to calculate the answer? Calculating feeding amounts could be considered similar to drug dosages; in excess, we exceed energy needs, possibly initiating or influencing a disease state, such as obesity. Conversely, by supplying insufficient energy we may not be able to complete daily functions, creating a nutritional deficiency. Much like calculating drug dosages, nutritional math can provide us with more specific information...
RVTips
2024-04-08
3:41 min
Content presented by Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition)
Weight loss in pets is more than just shedding pounds—it's a journey filled with challenges for both the pet parent and the vet team. As an RVT, you can help support pet parents in this journey by implementing a simple and structured approach and becoming a weight management program ‘Clinic Champion’ within your clinic. In this RVTips video, Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition), briefly summarizes a handy checklist she created to help you develop and launch a weight management program in your...
2024-04-03
5:11 min
Content prepared by Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition)
How can we formulate effective dietary recommendations to promote the health of our patients? What are the best practices to follow? In this video from our series Top tips for RVTs, Robin Saar, a veterinary technician specializing in nutrition, shares her top tips for making a nutrition recommendation. She explains her approach to gathering relevant and valuable information to help facilitate discussions with pet owners and empower you to present your ideal nutrition recommendation...
Scientific Snapshots
2024-03-25
2:00 min
Content prepared by Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP Emeritus (canine/feline), Vice-President of Medical Operations at VCA Canada
Anal sac disease, specifically anal sacculitis (AS), is frequently seen in dogs. Previous studies have shown the incidence of this disease in canines to be 2%–15.7%. A large study evaluating AS in the general practice setting found a prevalence of 4.4%. AS can occur with inflammation only (i.e., no infection), or it can progress to infection and even to abscessation. Although this condition is quite common, few studies have been published to determine the best treatment. Systemic antibiotics...
2024-02-27
2:30 min
Content prepared by Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP Emeritus (canine/feline), Vice-President of Medical Operations at VCA Canada
Gabapentin has been traditionally used in cats for managing chronic pain and seizure disorders. In the last few years gabapentin has become a commonly used medication to reduce patient stress when visiting a veterinary clinic. Most feline patients are more tractable and compliant for physical examinations as well as blood collection and cystocentesis when “pretreated” with gabapentin. Most practitioners utilize a dose of 20 mg/kg of gabapentin in young healthy cats. In humans, gabapentin is...
2024-01-29
9:09 min
Content presented by Lianna Titcombe, BScH, DVM, CHPV, International Instructor, CAETA
Watch this video as Dr. Lianna Titcombe summarizes the key points of the 2023 AAFP-IAAHPC Feline hospice and palliative care guidelines to assist veterinary teams in creating an ideal end-of-life experience for pets and their families. She explores care units, communication strategies, and care/treatment plans, providing support for pet owners as their beloved cat enters this stage of life.
Vetspresso
2024-04-10
4:32 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
While metronidazole significantly impacts the gut microbiome of dogs, veterinarians frequently resort to this treatment for cases of diarrhea. Yet, there remains a crucial need for further exploration into its effects after cessation and potential metabolic consequences. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into a prospective study published in August 2020 that investigates the potential impact of metronidazole on gut health in healthy dogs. Get your...
2024-03-06
4:43 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Veterinary medicine covers a variety of areas and artificial intelligence holds promise for helping veterinarians work more efficiently and gain fresh perspectives on managing and treating disorders. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article that provides insight into the use of AI in veterinary medicine published in May 2022. One of the authors is a board-certified veterinary radiologist and professor at the Ontario Veterinary College. Get your...
2024-02-01
4:30 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Diagnosing adverse food reactions (AFR) in dogs and cats typically involves using elimination diets followed by provocation trials. However, preparing these special diets at home and monitoring changes during these trials can be demanding and time-consuming for pet owners, thereby making it challenging to ensure their compliance. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into a literature review performed in September 2016 of a study published in BMC Veterinary...