Vetspresso


From print to practice, get the "so what?" behind published studies in engaging video segments featuring time-saving highlights.

2023-01-17
04:33 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Acute diarrhea is a common occurrence in dogs. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and self-limiting. However, some cases can be life threatening. As a result, it can be challenging for veterinary professionals to decide the best course of action, leading them to question whether to perform diagnostics and if antimicrobials are truly necessary. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science in July 2019,...
2022-12-07
05:27 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Feline panleukopenia virus (or FPV) is an incurable virus with a high mortality rate despite early or aggressive treatment. However, some animals do survive, particularly adult cats. Therefore, even though FPV often presents a diagnostic challenge, it must be identified early on to begin potentially lifesaving treatment. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery in February 2021, which...
2022-11-07
04:37 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Leptospirosis can be zoonotic and cause acute kidney injury in dogs. Studies have demonstrated that bacteria may persist in urine for days or weeks after antibiotic treatment. Although these antibiotics are often recommended for the treatment of leptospirosis, they fail to clear leptospires from the urine, which increases concern regarding antibiotic resistance. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the Journal of Veterinary...
2022-10-04
05:30 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Dog food bowls are known to harbour bacteria, which can lead to serious health issues in pets, their owners, and their family members. This is especially true for children and people who are immunocompromised. Therefore, it is important to recognize the efficacy of the food hygiene and storage measures established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risks of dog bowl contamination. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article...
2022-09-12
05:58 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
While many commercial cat foods usually provide well-balanced and complete nutrition, some pet owners may wonder about the advantages of feeding a homemade diet to their beloved feline. Therefore, it is important to know the key benefits and limitations to consider when discussing the pros and cons of commercial and homemade diets with cat owners. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery in...
2022-08-02
05:26 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
The legalization and increased accessibility of cannabis in North America is associated with an increase in reports of cannabis-induced toxicosis in pets. Therefore, it is important to learn how to recognize and properly manage cannabis-induced toxicosis in veterinary practice. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the journal PLoS One in April 2022, which reviews trends in the number of reported cases of cannabis-induced toxicosis...
2022-06-28
05:30 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Acute large bowel diarrhea is common in veterinary medicine and can be managed through dietary intervention. Therefore, it is important to understand the impact of the type and concentration of fibre in the diet on clinical outcomes. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the Journal of Internal Veterinary Medicine in March 2022, which summarizes the effects of feeding a commercially available high-fibre diet on fecal score...
2022-06-03
05:05 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Many owners believe that cats need outdoor stimulation to be fulfilled and happy. Therefore, it is important to make clients aware of the advantages and disadvantages of allowing their cats to have free access to the outdoors. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in Animals in February 2020, which summarizes the available information on the pros and cons of letting cats roam outdoors freely. It also addresses pet owners’ practices,...
2022-05-11
06:10 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Fear and anxiety during veterinary visits are becoming increasingly common among cats and dogs. To reduce this discomfort, can we use certain medications to help pets feel more comfortable in the clinic, which in turn can ease the stress experienced by clients and veterinary teams? Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal in September 2021, which reviews four pre-appointment medications that can be used...