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The psychology of pet obesity: Understanding the challenges and discovering solutions

FEATURING: Alex German, BVSc (Hons), PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, SFHEA, MRCVS

Have you lost count of how many times you have spoken to the same pet owner about weight management for their pet? Does it frustrate you that so many of your clients are not compliant when it comes to your recommendations on weight reduction? Join Dr. German for this innovative and insightful discussion  surrounding pet obesity, from the perspective of both owner and pet. Drawing parallels with human obesity, he will provide an evidence-based review of the psychological and behavioural factors known to be associated with obesity in pets, and illustrate how these affect the success of weight management. Using case examples, he will then offer practical tips on how you can tailor your approach and improve outcomes and the quality of life of more pets in your practice!

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ANESTHESIA IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS

FEATURING: Craig Mosley, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVAA

Geriatric patients are increasingly being presented for surgical procedures, such as advanced dental care. These patients present unique anesthetic challenges. However, many of the changes associated with aging are predictable, and safe anesthesia can be administered with proper preoperative planning. This lecture will discuss some of the changes associated with aging and use case examples to describe a rational approach to managing these patients, even those with other comorbid conditions such as heart and renal disease.

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A PAIN-FREE FUTURE – ADDRESSING COMMON MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS OF VETERINARY PAIN MANAGEMENT

FEATURING: Karol A. Mathews, DVM, DVSc (surgery), Dipl. ACVECC

Despite a growing recognition of the importance of pain assessment and management in veterinary medicine, persistent myths and misconceptions often undermine effective and safe pain management. In this question and answer video with Dr. Mathews, selective but common misconceptions and myths are addressed, on an evidence-based medicine approach, with the goal of supporting veterinary implementation of optimal pain management in dogs and cats.

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PRACTICAL TIPS FOR MANAGING FELINE DIABETES

FEATURING: Margie Scherk, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Feline Medicine)

At the end of this video you will be able to understand the importance of early intervention with insulin in diabetic cats. You will be able to recognize the important role that fructosamine levels play in the accurate diagnosis of diabetes. You will also learn to use blood glucose curves to determine the correct insulin type and dose for an individual patient. You will know how to empower owners of cats with diabetes to successfully care for their pets, including sharing tips that will help to maximize diabetic control. Finally, you will be able to identify expert consensus on choosing an insulin, determine the starting dose of insulin and the appropriate frequency of insulin administration.

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NEW INSIGHTS INTO CANINE EPILEPSY MANAGEMENT

FEATURING: Holger A. Volk, DVM, PhD, DipECVN, PGCAP, FHEA, MRVCS

The goal of seizure management is to reduce or eliminate seizure activity. Join Dr. Volk as he discusses the challenges of treating neurobehavioural changes and the need to manage epilepsy using a multimodal and holistic approach. He will also explore the recommended first line of treatment for controlling seizures in dogs and reveal the results from a new study highlighting how nutrition can play a key role in reducing seizure activity.

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CANINE CARDIOLOGY: FROM THE BASICS TO WHAT’S NEW

FEATURING: Danny Joffe, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Canine/Feline)

Follow Dr. Joffe as he reviews the diagnosis and management of canine acquired heart disease. He focuses on diagnosing and managing the disease in the general practice setting, and helps clinicians develop a clinic protocol to manage patients with asymptomatic heart disease, as well as those with clinical congestive heart failure.

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FAQ: HELPING DOGS LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER

FEATURING: Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

In this video, Dr. Gordon focuses on pragmatic solutions to clinically relevant scenarios that commonly confront the first-opinion veterinarian when dealing with acquired heart disease and failure in dogs. Dr. Gordon uses her clinical expertise and published data to support rationale clinical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of canine heart disease readily accessible in general practice with a focus on maximizing the patient’s quality of life.