All CommuniVET™ learning activities identified with this stamp are submitted for accreditation (CE credits) to the provincial bodies governing veterinarians and RVTs/AHTs. CommuniVET™ will issue certificates of attendance for these activities, which participants may use to claim CE credits from their respective governing body’s continuing education recognition program.
Chronic enteropathy (CE) is an umbrella term that encompasses chronic intestinal disease associated with clinical signs such as diarrhea, vomiting, hyporexia, abdominal discomfort, borborygmus, and/or weight loss. This webcast will provide a case-based overview on the rational diagnostic approach to dogs with chronic enteropathies and help you gain an understanding of: the distinguishing characteristics of dogs affected with food-responsive, antibiotic-responsive or immunosuppressive...
We all love senior pets! Graying bodies, and sweet expressions of long-term devotion, and experiences. As animals age, their energy requirements along with how effectively their body utilizes that energy change. Looking beyond the gray hairs, what do we need to consider when determining an appropriate diet for senior pets? What nutrients should the calories come from? How can we determine if a bag of food is meant for a senior pet? Once some of the ins and outs of senior nutrition are...
Vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs are among the most common reasons for dogs to require a visit to the veterinarian. In complex cases of chronic enteropathy, more commonly known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), determining the cause of these signs is often a time-consuming task for veterinary professionals, as well as a frustrating and expensive process for pet owners. During this webcast, internal medicine consultant, Dr. Johanna Cooper will discuss how Antech’s Canine...
Targeted nutrition can help support brain function, but nutrition for brain health is often overlooked. In this webcast, Dr. Raj Naik discusses the benefits of specific nutrients for brain development and brain aging, specifically addressing conditions such as cognitive decline and cognitive dysfunction syndrome. The presentation also addresses the role of the gut-brain axis in brain health as a growing area of research and pathway for dietary invention.
With veterinary hospitals functioning at maximum capacity and often short-staffed, emotions are running high, and everyone is feeling stressed. At times like these, it is easy to snap at a colleague or become disgruntled with a co-worker, especially during disagreements over case management or scheduling. Research suggests that teams who can effectively communicate and resolve conflict provide better patient care and have higher job satisfaction than teams who avoid conflict or, worse, talk...
Clear communication is an important factor in improving patient outcomes in veterinary dermatology, and each member of the veterinary teams plays a critical role in supporting this communication with pet owners. How can you contribute to maintaining effective communication with your team? This webcast is part of the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology Empathy for itch campaign.
One of the greatest challenges in feline practice is to get a sick cat to eat! In this presentation, Dr. Delmain discusses the factors that generate appetite in cats and presents a multimodal approach to treating inappetent felines. She also covers dietary and environmental modifications to increase food intake and talks about pharmacological options. This webcast will help you gain an understanding of: the mechanisms of appetite in healthy cats;the external factors that can increase food...
In Canada, Echinococcus multilocularis had never been reported in a dog before 2009. There have since been multiple cases of alveolar echinococcosis in dogs throughout the country. In this presentation, parasitology specialist Dr. Andrew S. Peregrine will provide a summary of these canines cases, as well as of human cases reported over the same period. He will also discuss strategies to reduce the risk of infection in dogs and people.