Skin scrapes and sangria: Dermatology happy hour

FEATURING: Charlie Pye, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVD and Stephen Waisglass, BSc, DVM, CerSAD, Dipl. ACVD

You might be thinking: "Oh no! Not another itchy dog; I hate summer!"

Have no fear, there are ways to prepare for the itchy season!

During this case-based interactive discussion, Dr. Charlie Pye and Dr. Stephen Waisglass will look into some skin infections or reactions commonly found in dermatology patients during the itchy season. They will also talk about possible causes, differential diagnoses, diagnostic and treatment recommendations, and much more.

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Approach to weight loss and poor appetite in cats

FEATURING: Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

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.

Demystifying pharmaceutical compounding

FEATURING: Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (canine/feline practice) and Sebastian Denison, BSc (microbiology/chemistry), BSc (pharmacy), RPh, FAARM (candidate)

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.
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The mystery of the allergic cat!

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.


Probiotic therapy: The gut and beyond

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 explaining 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.

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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.

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The basics of interpreting dental radiographs

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.
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Update on diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats

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.
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Practical considerations for the vaccination of cats and dogs in 2021


  • 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!

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