Scientific snapshots

Increase your knowledge with this eclectic collection of science-focused snippets, articles, summaries and papers aimed at keeping you in the picture!

HEARTWORM AND CATS? OH MY!

GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON HEARTWORMS IN CATS! Did you know that cats are susceptible to heartworms and show unique clinical signs that wouldn’t normally be expected in canine patients?

In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations to gain a better understanding of what types of diseases heartworms can cause in cats as well as the related clinical signs. She also discusses how to diagnose and treat heartworms in cats.

VETSPRESSO: PERK UP WITH SOME INSIGHT INTO HOW ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE HAS CHANGED THE APPROACH TO TREATING PYODERMA OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS

Science is an ever-evolving field, so it’s only normal that new evidence can lead to changes in treatment recommendations.

In this month’s VETSPRESSO, we look into a recent article from Canadian dermatologist Dr. Kinga Gortel, who shares what she has learned throughout her career in veterinary dermatology. She also takes us through the changes she has experienced in treating pyoderma from the late nineties until today, with studies showing the prevalence of resistant staphylococcal infections.

Get your energizing shots of actionable insights and find out how they can be applied to your veterinary practice in our to-the-point video featuring our VETSPRESSO “barista”, Lucas Yuricek, DVM.

FOCUS ON TICKS AND FLEAS: HERE COME THE BUGS!

GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FLEAS AND TICKS! In early spring, warmer weather encourages us to spend more time outdoors. It is also when parasites come out to play with our furry felines.

In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations as she explores the problem of fleas and ticks in cats.

DOES A TREATMENT WITH AFOXOLANER PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF BORRELIA BURGDORFERI TO DOGS BY WILD-CAUGHT IXODES SCAPULARIS TICKS?

SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT PREPARED BY DR. DANNY JOFFE

Not only are they unwanted parasites, fleas and ticks are also vectors for many infectious diseases, including Lyme disease. In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Danny Joffe, Vice President of Medical Operations at VCA Canada, examines if afoxolaner was effective at preventing the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi from Ixodes scapularis ticks in treated dogs.

VETSPRESSO: PERK UP WITH SOME INSIGHT INTO HOW TO MATCH UP UNCOMMON BEHAVIOURS IN PETS WITH PAIN

When you assess your patients, what type of questions do you ask your clients about pain and behaviour?

In this month’s VETSPRESSO, we look into a recent article that takes a closer look at typical problem behaviours to see just how common underlying pain conditions may be in pets.

Get your energizing shots of actionable insights and find out how they can be applied to your veterinary practice in our to-the-point video featuring our VETSPRESSO “barista”, Lucas Yuricek, DVM.

A growing concern: Leishmaniasis in imported dogs

Article prepared by Victoria Wagner V.M. (MSc candidate) under the supervision of Christopher Fernandez-Prada, DVM, MSc, PhD.

This Scientific Snapshot discusses the prevalence of canine leishmaniasis in Canada due to the increase in imported dogs and owners travelling with their pets.

CAT GOT THE WINTER BLUES? LET'S TALK ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT FOR CATS

GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT! The majority of cats spend most or all of their time indoors, so it’s important to create an environment that provides entertainment, awakens their natural hunting instinct, and stimulates them mentally.

In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations on how to keep cats active and happy by enriching their environment.

VETSPRESSO: Perk up with some insight into how to efficiently integrate telehealth in your practice and being fairly compensated for this valuable service

Do telehealth and telemedicine mean the same thing? How are these services beneficial to you and your clients? And, how can you figure out what to charge for this support?

In this month’s VETSPRESSO, we look into some new guidelines surrounding the increased use of telehealth in veterinary practice. Get your energizing shots of actionable insights and find out how they can be applied to your veterinary practice in our to-the-point video featuring our VETSPRESSO “barista”, Lucas Yuricek, DVM.

2020 AAFP FELINE RETROVIRUS TESTING AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT PREPARED BY DR. KELLY ST. DENIS

Dr. Kelly St. Denis explains how the updated edition of the AAFP feline retrovirus guidelines should be considered as the go-to paper for all the latest information on feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infections.

DENTAL DISEASE IN CATS: Cat-friendly tips for thorough feline dental exams

GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FELINE DENTAL CARE! Dental disease is very common in cats. And, by two years of age, as many as 70% of cats may already experience periodontal disease.

In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations on how to perform thorough cat-friendly oral examinations in feline patients.