From print to practice, get the "so what?" behind published studies in engaging video segments featuring time-saving highlights.
Exploring the use of pre-appointment medications to reduce fear and anxiety in dogs and cats at veterinary visits
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...
Exploring the reliability of raw meat-based foods in elimination diets for pets with cutaneous adverse food reactions
It is known that 15 to 20% of cats and dogs presented in clinic with pruritus suffer from cutaneous food reactions. Is it reliable to include all diets - even raw meat-based foods - in elimination trials prescribed to pets that may be suffering from a food allergy? Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal in September 2020, which analyzes if the ingredient labels on raw meat-based foods are reliable and...
Dietary support has been used to manage seizures in people with epilepsy for many years. However, may there also be a possibility to help our canine patients with idiopathic epilepsy by adjusting their diets? Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in VetRecord in April 2020, which examines the efficacy, palatability, and tolerability of a commercially available diet with 6.5% MCT oil in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy, without cluster...
Exploring pet vaccination rates and the possible effects of anti-vaccination movements on compliance
For decades, vaccinations have been used as a preventative method in human and veterinary medicine. However, the rise of vaccination hesitancy observed in recent years is causing greater concerns for veterinarians and pet owners. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal in March 2021, which summarizes the results of a survey on how American and Canadian veterinarians perceive core vaccination rates in...
Anesthesia and analgesia protocols can play a significant role in ensuring patient comfort and safety when they visit veterinary clinics. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in PLOS ONE, which compares the use of anesthesia and analgesia protocols in small animals with recommended guidelines. Published in September 2021, the purpose of this survey was to examine the anesthesia and analgesia protocols that English-speaking veterinary...
Perk up with some insight into how to determine the best course of action to treat a cat with chronic gingivostomatitis
Dental problems are one of the most common issues encountered during routine examinations. This is why dental disease and preventive dental health should be discussed at almost every clinic appointment. In this month’s Vetspresso, we look into an article published in Elsevier reviewing the current understanding of feline chronic gingivostomatitis and providing guidance on today’s standard of care. Published last year, this update summarizes the findings of various studies to help us better...
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...
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...