Scientific snapshots

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

ARE AT-HOME SERUM AND SALIVA-BASED ASSAYS ACCURATE TO DIAGNOSE ADVERSE FOOD REACTIONS?

SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT PREPARED BY DR. DANNY JOFFE

Though an exclusive food trial remains the gold standard to diagnose AFR, kits have recently been made available, often directly to the consumer, utilizing serum or salivary testing. In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Danny Joffe, Vice President of Medical Operations at VCA Canada, reviews the accuracy of these tests to diagnose AFR.

VETSPRESSO: PERK UP WITH SOME INSIGHT INTO HOW VETERINARY PROFESSIONALS CAN STAY VIGILANT WITH RESPONSIBLE ANTIBIOTIC USE TO AVOID ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE ISSUES

The complexities surrounding urinary tract infections can make them tricky to diagnose. Therefore, it is important to understand the intricacies of UTIs and implement practical approaches in your clinic.

In this month’s VETSPRESSO, we look into an article published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine discussing UTIs and antimicrobial resistance. We also connect the reported findings to the latest consensus guidelines to help you gain more confidence when dealing with UTIs in general 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. Don’t miss your chance to win a great prize too!

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day! DEVELOPING PREVENTIVE CARE PROGRAMS FOR ADULT AND SENIOR CATS

GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON REGULAR PREVENTIVE CAT CARE! Statistics show that 83% of cats visit their veterinarian before their first birthday, but over 50% of them don’t return until they become sick or are in pain.

In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations on how to convince clients to bring their cats back to the clinic for regular preventive care and what clinics can do to make their staff and cats more comfortable.

2021 AAHA/AAFP FELINE LIFE STAGE GUIDELINES: KITTEN STAGE

SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT PREPARED BY DR. KELLY ST. DENIS

In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Kelly St. Denis talks about the kitten side of things as she provides an overview of some of the topics addressed in the 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines to help veterinary clinics design kitten care strategies to support cat owners and their pets.

AAHA CANINE LIFE STAGE GUIDELINES: PUPPY STAGE

SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT PREPARED BY DR. JINELLE WEBB

In this Scientific Snapshot, Dr. Jinelle Webb talks about the puppy side of things as she provides an overview of some of the topics addressed in the AAHA Canine life stage guidelines. With a rise in puppy adoptions and first-time dog owners, she discusses how these guidelines can be applied in the clinic to manage puppy appointments and educate clients.

VETSPRESSO: PERK UP WITH SOME INSIGHT INTO HOW TO EDUCATE PET OWNERS ABOUT NUTRITION

Some pet owners make up their own menu to feed their furry pal. But what if this diet leads to a higher risk of malnutrition or infection?

In this month’s VETSPRESSO, we look into an article published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal that examines clients’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet nutrition. We also discuss tips to gather more information about dietary choices during a consultation to further educate pet owners on the optimal way to feed their pet.

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.

AAHA ANESTHESIA AND MONITORING GUIDELINES FOR DOGS AND CATS

SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT PREPARED BY DR. GEOFFREY TRUCHETTI

In this Scientific Snapshot, veterinary anesthesia and analgesia consultant Dr. Geoffrey Truchetti reviews the most updated version of the AAHA Anesthesia and monitoring guidelines for dogs and cats and how these guidelines can be applied in the clinic.

HE’S JUST GETTING OLD: HELPING YOUR CLIENT RECOGNIZE ILLNESS IN THEIR SENIOR AND GERIATRIC CATS

GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON SENIOR CAT CARE! Over time, aging cats may start showing a reduced tolerance to stress, an altered social standing, and an altered sleep/wake cycle, among other changes.

In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations on how to care for aging cats based on the 2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines. This information will allow you to better prepare clients for normal age-related changes in their cat as well as help them identify early signs of illness and disease. Plus, don’t miss her top five tips for a successful senior visit!

VETSPRESSO: PERK UP WITH SOME INSIGHT INTO THE RESULTS OF A CANINE FOOD ALLERGY SURVEY SENT TO PET OWNERS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPLYING WITH FOOD ELIMINATION TRIALS

Although many pet owners seem to be aware of food allergies, they don’t fully grasp the importance of a food elimination trial as a way to help make their pets well again.

In this month’s VETSPRESSO, we look into an article published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal that examines the results of a canine food allergy survey sent to pet owners. We also discuss recommendations on how to further educate pet owners regarding food allergies and encourage their compliance with the recommended treatment plan.

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.

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UPDATED 2021 AAHA/AAFP FELINE LIFE STAGE GUIDELINES

SCIENTIFIC SNAPSHOT PREPARED BY DR. KELLY ST. DENIS

Intended to help veterinary team members understand and utilize feline life stages to assist clients in lifelong, age-appropriate care of their cats, the 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines is a timely update of the 2010 document. Dr. Kelly St. Denis describes how these guidelines provide a unique look at the domestic feline as it develops from kitten through adulthood to senior.