FEATURING: Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM
Join us on Tuesday, May 11th at 3 p.m. (EDT).
Weight loss and poor appetite are common clinical signs of acute and chronic illness in feline patients. To ensure optimal care, it is important to include nutrition as a key part of the therapeutic plan.
In this presentation, internationally renowned internal medicine specialist, Dr. Jessica M. Quimby will discuss:
- strategies for nutritional assessment and management of weight loss and appetite in feline patients; and,
- the use of mirtazapine in a newly veterinary-approved transdermal presentation indicated for body weight
gain in cats with a poor appetite and experiencing weight loss.
FEATURING: Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Canine/Feline Practice) and Sebastian Denison, BSc (Microbiology/Chemistry), BSc (Pharmacy), RPh, FAARM (candidate)
Join us on Wednesday, May 5th at 7 p.m. (EDT).
When used according to the therapeutic decision cascade for animal and public safety, compounded medications can provide effective treatments for veterinary patients.
In this presentation, our two speakers will share valuable information regarding the judicious use of compounding. They will also discuss the benefits that these products can provide if approved veterinary drugs are not available or if their format is not appropriate for patients.
Hosted by Dr. Craig Mosley, National Medical Director of Specialty Medicine at VCA Canada, this webcast will feature:
- a 15-minute presentation by Dr. Danny Joffe, Vice President of Medical Operations at VCA Canada;
- a 15-minute presentation by Sebastian Denison, Pharmacy Consulting Specialist at PCCA;
- a 30-minute open Q & A discussion.
Chronic kidney disease – Part 2: The evolution of evidence-based treatments from Stage 1 to 4 (Google Doctor Who?)
FEATURING: Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) and Søren Boysen, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC
In this second webcast, Drs. Chalhoub and Boysen discuss the treatment of CKD in evidence-based medicine, and the evolution of treatments being applied to early stages of kidney disease, which might even allow prevention. This discussion will focus on CKD treatments and how to apply them in the everyday clinical management of CKD patients.
FEATURING: Frédéric Sauvé, DVM, MSc, DES, Dipl. ACVD
Why are there so many different clinical manifestations in allergic cats? Also, though cats can suffer from allergies, they themselves can also be a source of allergens for other species, especially dogs. What exactly do we know about this? In this presentation, Dr. Sauvé provides an overview of the specificities of feline allergology and its therapeutic approach.
FEATURING: Callie Harris, DVM
Probiotics are live bacterial supplements that can benefit the host animal by modifying its intestinal microbial balance. This balance is an important factor in regulating immune function and general GI health. It may also play a role in behaviour modification, specifically anxiety, through the gut-brain axis. In this webcast, Dr. Harris describes the characteristics of a safe and effective probiotic while explainin when and how to use such supplements. The research presented demonstrates how an appropriate probiotic supplement can modify the GI microbiome to improve immune function, resolve clinical signs of GI disease, and alleviate clinical signs of canine anxiety.
FEATURING: Josée Marcoux, DVM, IPSAV, D.E.S. in dentistry
Interpreting small animal dental radiographs represents a daily challenge.
Here’s a great opportunity to learn a few tricks to facilitate your interpretations, as well as to discuss other dentistry topics including:
- periodontal disease;
- periapical disease;
- resorption lesions in cats and dogs.
FEATURING: Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM)
Watch this on-demand webcast as Dr. Greco discusses current recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and potential complicating factors of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. She will also provide details on recent advances in monitoring this disease, and in the understanding of underlying causes, such as dietary, exercise, and insulin treatment considerations.
Tune in for this update and:
- Explore the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2 in dogs and cats.
- Learn about the role of carbohydrates and protein in feeding diabetic cats.
- Understand the clinical appearance of type 2 diabetes mellitus and how to obtain an earlier diagnosis to provide treatment options.
- Explore different insulin types and how to choose the appropriate insulin for a particular patient, as well as troubleshoot insulin administration problems.
- Review monitoring of diabetic dogs and cats, including urine glucose monitoring, clinical signs, and blood glucose curves, with an emphasis on new developments such as continuous glucose monitoring.
- Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM
- Michelle Evason, DVM, BSc, Dipl. ACVIM
- Enid Stiles, DVM, MSc
With the chaos of the past months, veterinary teams have been stretched thin more than ever (understatement!). COVID-19 has affected our ability to see our patients on a regular basis to ensure that their vaccinations are up to date, as well as suited to their regional and lifestyle risk factors. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to get guidance on vaccination from our panel of Canadian experts.
Join our guest speakers to:
- Review principles of vaccination, regional considerations and available resources, so you can make the best decisions for your patients.
- Get practical tips on how to more effectively talk about vaccination with your clients.
- Take part in a live Q&A session.
The pandemic hasn’t changed pets’ need for vaccination. Plan to attend this can’t-miss live webcast for information and tips that will help ensure pets’ vaccination needs don’t get lost in the COVID-19 shuffle!
Chronic kidney disease – Part 1: The paradigm shift from late diagnosis to earlier diagnosis and even prediction! (Crystal ball?)
FEATURING: Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM) and Søren Boysen, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC
In this webcast, Drs. Chalhoub and Boysen discuss how the diagnosis of CKD has gone from waiting for clinical signs and azotemia to develop, to being able to diagnose renal disease very early. And, maybe even to predict which animals will develop kidney disease. The discussion will focus on new CKD pathophysiology concepts and testing developments, as well as how this impacts everyday clinical management of CKD patients.
Part 2 Chronic kidney disease: The evolution of evidence-based treatments from Stage 1 to 4 (Google Doctor Who?) is available for on-demand viewing here.
FEATURING: Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, CYT
Do your emotions sometimes get the best of you?
Our interactions with clients have changed dramatically over the last year. Not only are many of them virtual or curbside, but emotions are often heightened due to ongoing restrictions consequent to the pandemic. These difficult exchanges have led to anxiety and stress among veterinary team members, resulting in psychological distress and job dissatisfaction.
During this webcast, veterinary wellness advocate and Thrive! collaborator, Dr. Marie Holowaychuk, will share easy and practical strategies for effective client communication, including examples of appropriate body language and phrasing.
FEATURING: Jan Suchodolski, DrMedVet, PhD, AGAF, Dipl. ACVM
From supporting immune function to promoting proper digestion and nutrient absorption, the intestinal microbiota is crucial to a pet’s overall health. In this webcast, Dr. Jan Suchodolski will focus on acute diarrhea and chronic intestinal inflammation to explain the role intestinal microbiota plays in health and disease. He will also describe the methods used to evaluate intestinal microbiota, and how to diagnose dysbiosis while demonstrating how therapeutic manipulation can help to manage chronic enteropathies.
*Veuillez noter que cette webdiffusion n'est disponible qu'en version originale anglaise.
FEATURING: Tammy J Owens, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVN
Almost one third of our pet population are seniors. As our pets age, they are at an increased risk for health conditions such as osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunction, renal disease, dental disease, and more. But what does that mean for us besides recommending more frequent checkups and screening tests? How can we help our aging pets stay healthy? Nutrition can play a central role!
In fact, healthy senior pets may need adjusted levels of nutrients to aid with age-related changes. From the importance of a nutritional assessment with customized recommendations to changes in the aging microbiome, we will cover important discussions to have with pet owners, and help you make the best nutritional recommendations to keep senior pets healthy.
- Susan Little, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
- Jason Coe, DVM, PhD
- Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition)
Nearly 200 veterinary professionals recently responded to a CommuniVET™ survey to share their opinions and practices related to weight management programs for dogs and cats.
This is your chance to review your answers to our recent survey with a panel of three Canadian veterinary experts!
- Gain insight into trending topics related to pet obesity and healthy weight management.
- Get some practical advice on how to successfully manage weight-related cases.