Now that we’ve touched on weight management, nutritional management of gastrointestinal disease, and meeting the nutritional needs of senior pets in our first three issues, we shift our focus to dental health in this fourth edition of APPETITE, our exclusive magazine on nutrition. In this fourth issue, CommuniVET™ reviews indications for veterinary dental foods, strategies for maintenance of oral health and tips to increase client engagement. Pet Dental Month is coming up in February, so...
You know how essential it is for pets to receive at-home dental care between professional cleanings. But what about your clients? How aware are they of the prevalence and consequences of dental disease? What measures are they currently taking, if any? What can you realistically expect from them? And how consistent is your team’s approach when talking to clients about their pets’ dental care? CommuniVET™ has produced a toolkit to help you assess individual pets’ needs, make clients aware of...
At CommuniVET™, we love providing our pawsome Canadian online veterinary community with high-quality, relevant, educational and scientific content. We’re adding a little cheer to the mix by inviting you to share a few laughs with friends and colleagues, while playing AlphaVET, a fast-paced veterinary-themed word game. The object of the game is simple: Quickly fill out a list of categories with answers beginning with a randomly chosen letter. Score points if no other player matches your...
PHOVIA® is an innovative and easy-to-use topical system from Vetoquinol! The system uses fluorescent light energy (FLE) to target multiple layers of the skin simultaneously and promote accelerated skin regeneration. In a recent webcast, Dr. Anthony Yu reviewed the principles of fluorescent light energy (FLE) and covered the well-established mechanisms of action that will help to promote this therapeutic method in your practice and support: Addressing infections and lower antimicrobial use;...
The winner of the first-ever CommuniVET™ PowerUp fund goes to Alicia Naundorf, BSc, RVT. She is now one step closer to her dream of becoming a veterinary technician specialist (VTS) in feline behaviour and an IAABC-certified cat behaviour consultant. Her short video was chosen from among three finalists as the winning submission for the CommuniVET™ PowerUp fund, which awards $1,500 to help support the career aspirations of Canadian registered veterinary technicians and technologists (RVTs)....
Dr. Søren Boysen highlights the features of the recently published textbook titled The essentials of veterinary point of care ultrasound: Pleural space and lung, which he co-edited with Dr. Serge Chalhoub and Dr. Kris Gommeren. The design of this textbook – similar to that of an atlas, rich in detailed images and videos to facilitate the reading of an ultrasound – will appeal to both novice and advanced sonographers. Dr. Boysen discusses the Calgary Pleural and Lung Ultrasound (PLUS) approach,...
Now that we’ve touched on weight management and the nutritional management of gastrointestinal disease in our first two issues, it is time to focus on our senior pets in this third edition of APPETITE, our exclusive magazine on nutrition. In this third issue, CommuniVET™ reviews the many nutritional needs of seniors—based on their medical conditions and health status and provides some tips on feeding management and nutritional supplements. National Senior Pet Month is coming up in November,...
Shining a light on the PHOVIA® system, Vetoquinol’s new approach to managing veterinary dermatology cases
ABOUT PHOVIA® What is the PHOVIA® system? A revolutionary new technology in skin care, that uses polychromatic fluorescent light energy (FLE) It’s a two-part system that includes the use of a multi-LED lamp and a chromophore gel A new topical solution intended to support the skin’s own regeneration mechanismsAn easy-to-use, 2-part skin care system that can be combined with systemic antibiotics…and more Why PHOVIA®? Skin disease is common in pets but often frustrating to manageMany skin...
Filavac VHD K C+V – a vaccine to help prevent Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease – is now available in Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has reported multiple outbreaks of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus-2 (RHDV2) in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia. This newly emerging disease is highly contagious, fatal, and without treatment. The only prevention is immunization with a vaccine that, until recently, was not licensed in Canada. Ceva Animal Health recognizes the impact of this serious infectious disease on veterinary teams and pet owners, and the urgent need for a...