A Foreign Body That Is “Sew” Unusual
Foreign bodies within the spinal cord are uncommon, but when they occur the prognosis is often grave. Find out what happened to Leon, an 18-month-old Maltese, when he accidentally ingested a sewing needle.
2018 Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)® Report
From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help ...
Hematemesis, Abdominal Pain and Anemia in an Older Cat
Abnormal fatigue, lack of appetite, faster-than-normal pulse, weight loss, pale gums, and loss of energy are common symptoms of feline anemia.
Fluid Calculations: Keeping a Balance
IV fluid therapy is a skill veterinary technicians utilize daily.
How Often Does Treatment Follow the Guidelines?
This new column explores the findings of the inaugural Banfield VET Report on antimicrobial usage in veterinary practice. This article gives an overview of how often antimicrobials are used as recommended for respiratory tract and urinary tract infections.
Body Cavity Centesis: Techniques for the Pleural, Abdominal, and Pericardial Cavities
Body cavity centesis is a valuable and effective treatment for removal of large effusions. Although veterinarians generally perform centesis, it is important for veterinary technicians to be knowledgeable about the techniques used to properly prepare, assist with, and monitor these patients.
Go With the Flow: The Basics of Fluid Therapy for Small Animal Veterinary Technicians
Fluid therapy is one of the most common therapies in small animal medicine, and knowing what, why, and how to deliver it is a core competency for veterinary technicians. This article provides a brief overview of each aspect.
Preventing Motion Sickness in Dogs
In animals, motion sickness may be a behavior issue rather than a physical one. This article describes the potential causes of motion sickness in dogs and available therapeutic options.
Purr-fect Feline Anesthesia
Anesthetizing cats can present several challenges, from managing patient stress to administering anesthetics to monitoring during the procedure. Read this article for information that can help you improve the anesthesia experience for your feline patients.