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.

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Client communication that promotes professional wellbeing

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.

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Intestinal Microbiota and Dysbiosis: Diagnosis and Metabolic Consequences

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.

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Senior nutrition: Do old dogs and cats need new tricks?

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.

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Ending pet obesity: A national survey review


  • 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.
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Facing compassion fatigue head on

FEATURING: Jocelyn Anne Mason, DVM
Euthabag® North America Regional Director

Why are veterinary professionals susceptible to developing compassion fatigue, depression and burnout? In this on-demand webcast, Dr. Jocelyn Anne Mason discusses this important issue, as well as things that can be done to identify related symptoms and help to treat the problem.

Allergy workup and breaking the vicious cycle of multiple diet changes

FEATURING: Jangi Bajwa, BVSc and AH, Dipl. ACVD

Proper elimination trials help complete dietary provocation testing in order to confirm or rule out a food allergy component; thereby, taking the guesswork out of dietary trials and allergy workup. This webcast will cover the importance of an elimination diet trial for allergic patients, including tips on avoiding and overcoming common challenges that can limit the usefulness of this very important diagnostic tool.

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Pre-euthanasia sedation protocols: Oral and injectable options for calm and reactive animals

FEATURING: Céline Leheurteux, DVM

In this presentation, Dr. Céline Leheurteux will address a variety of aspects surrounding pre-euthanasia sedation, including:

  • the position of veterinary associations regarding sedation;
  • tips on painless injections;
  • the two-injection method;
  • injectable sedation protocols;
  • oral sedation protocols for reactive pets.
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A practical guide to managing OA: Making sense of current therapies

FEATURING: Bryan Torres, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (small animal), Dipl. ACVSMR

Watch this video presentation to learn how to:

  • Recognize the impact of appropriate OA management in veterinary patients
  • Implement practical OA treatment strategies
  • Understand the current OA therapies available to veterinarians

Watch the video, read the complementary text and complete the CE quiz to obtain a certificate for a one-hour CE credit.

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Get your analgesic tools ready: The advent of methadone in Canada

FEATURING: Paulo Steagall, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVAA, Associate professor of anesthesia and pain management

In this presentation, Dr. Paulo Steagall briefly reviews the principals of acute pain management. He also provides an overview of opioid analgesics, including their practical use and adverse effects, while specifically discussing the efficacy, safety, advantages or disadvantages of using methadone - a newly licensed opioid analgesic in Canada.