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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...
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...
Perk up with some insight into how adding a flavoured nutrient-enriched supplement to water can affect liquid consumption in cats
Drinking water and staying hydrated is not just important for humans, but it concerns pets as well. In particular, when cats don’t consume enough water, this can lead to urinary problems and chronic renal disease. In this month’s Vetspresso, we look into an article published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research that examines the effects of nutrient-enriched water on liquid consumption and hydration levels in healthy cats fed a dry kibble diet. Get your energizing shots of actionable...