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Cats are the most popular pet today, resulting in many of them needing veterinary care. Common misunderstandings still widely circulate about the common Felis sylvestrus catus causing veterinary professionals to feel frustrated with their domestic short-haired patients. For instance, many cats are being incorrectly identified as “mean” when they are actually scared, which may lead to a lack of appropriate care. During this webcast, Animal Behaviour Specialist, Dr. Colleen Wilson will describe...
During this webcast, cardiology specialist and professor, Dr. Sonya G. Gordon will provide a quick overview of the ACVIM consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs. She will also delve into some important questions regarding the following topics: diagnosing the various ACVIM stages of canine heart disease and failure with a focus on Stage B2;the current recommended treatment for the various ACVIM stages of mitral valve disease;what are...
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.