Vetspresso
2022-09-12
06:01 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
While many commercial cat foods usually provide well-balanced and complete nutrition, some pet owners may wonder about the advantages of feeding a homemade diet to their beloved feline. Therefore, it is important to know the key benefits and limitations to consider when discussing the pros and cons of commercial and homemade diets with cat owners. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery in...
2022-08-02
05:26 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
The legalization and increased accessibility of cannabis in North America is associated with an increase in reports of cannabis-induced toxicosis in pets. Therefore, it is important to learn how to recognize and properly manage cannabis-induced toxicosis in veterinary practice. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the journal PLoS One in April 2022, which reviews trends in the number of reported cases of cannabis-induced toxicosis...
2022-06-28
05:30 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Acute large bowel diarrhea is common in veterinary medicine and can be managed through dietary intervention. Therefore, it is important to understand the impact of the type and concentration of fibre in the diet on clinical outcomes. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in the Journal of Internal Veterinary Medicine in March 2022, which summarizes the effects of feeding a commercially available high-fibre diet on fecal score...
2022-06-03
05:05 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Many owners believe that cats need outdoor stimulation to be fulfilled and happy. Therefore, it is important to make clients aware of the advantages and disadvantages of allowing their cats to have free access to the outdoors. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in Animals in February 2020, which summarizes the available information on the pros and cons of letting cats roam outdoors freely. It also addresses pet owners’ practices,...
2022-05-11
06:10 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Fear and anxiety during veterinary visits are becoming increasingly common among cats and dogs. To reduce this discomfort, can we use certain medications to help pets feel more comfortable in the clinic, which in turn can ease the stress experienced by clients and veterinary teams? Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal in September 2021, which reviews four pre-appointment medications that can be used...
2022-04-08
04:44 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
It is known that 15 to 20% of cats and dogs presented in clinic with pruritus suffer from cutaneous food reactions. Is it reliable to include all diets - even raw meat-based foods - in elimination trials prescribed to pets that may be suffering from a food allergy? Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal in September 2020, which analyzes if the ingredient labels on raw meat-based foods are reliable and...
2022-03-15
05:01 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Dietary support has been used to manage seizures in people with epilepsy for many years. However, may there also be a possibility to help our canine patients with idiopathic epilepsy by adjusting their diets? Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in VetRecord in April 2020, which examines the efficacy, palatability, and tolerability of a commercially available diet with 6.5% MCT oil in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy, without cluster...
2022-02-15
04:59 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
For decades, vaccinations have been used as a preventative method in human and veterinary medicine. However, the rise of vaccination hesitancy observed in recent years is causing greater concerns for veterinarians and pet owners. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal in March 2021, which summarizes the results of a survey on how American and Canadian veterinarians perceive core vaccination rates in...
2022-01-12
05:18 min
Content presented by Mélanie Normand, DVM
Anesthesia and analgesia protocols can play a significant role in ensuring patient comfort and safety when they visit veterinary clinics. Perk up with your monthly shot of Vetspresso! In this episode, we look into an article published in PLOS ONE, which compares the use of anesthesia and analgesia protocols in small animals with recommended guidelines. Published in September 2021, the purpose of this survey was to examine the anesthesia and analgesia protocols that English-speaking veterinary...