Preoperative Roles and Responsibilities of the Veterinary Surgical Nurse
Successful surgical outcomes rely on more than the operative procedures themselves. Veterinary surgical nurses play critical roles in preparing the patient, the surgical suite, and the owner.
When Extraction Is Not an Option
Treatment of periodontal disease typically involves tooth extraction. However, in some circumstances, the client may wish to avoid extraction. Learn about some of the alternative periodontal therapies.
Urethral Obstruction in Male Cats
Urethral obstruction is a relatively common and potentially life-threatening emergency. Prompt, appropriate treatment and supportive care can give patients a good prognosis.
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.
Pain Management for Dental Patients
Pain management is also a critical component of a comprehensive dental service. This article gives an overview of the physiology of pain, offers a discussion of a variety of analgesic agents, and provides information to help create an effective pain management protocol for dental patients.
The Ins and Outs of Managing Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
Managing chronic kidney disease in cats can be a daunting task and is often frustrating for owners as well as practitioners and technicians.
Shock: An Overview
Shock is a sequela of trauma and diseases commonly seen in emergency practice, such as heart failure, inflammatory conditions (e.g., pancreatitis), or sepsis.
Scratching the Surface of Allergies in Dogs
Pruritus—a classic sign of allergic disease—is a common complaint described by dog owners.
Canine Diabetes Mellitus: It’s About the Sugar
Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine disorder characterized by insufficient production of insulin in the body (type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes) or a resistance to the hormone itself (type 2 diabetes).