Feature Articles

Supportive Feeding Methods for Small Animals

The nutritional goal with all sick companion animals is that they consume the designated diet in sufficient quantities. Many patients may require, or benefit from, a veterinary therapeutic diet, but your initial goal is to ensure that the patient is receiving its daily caloric requirement from a nutritionally balanced diet.

Catabolism in the Critical Patient

Greater awareness of cachexia will help provide practical approaches to managing body weight and lean body mass in dogs and cats, as well as more directed targets for treatment.

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.

Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients

Older patients may appear “healthy” for their age, but they often have multiple underlying organ dysfunctions that, when challenged by general anesthesia, can result in a cascade of detrimental events. This CE course will help you create an appropriate anesthesia plan for the geriatric patient.

Guide to Managing Toxin Ingestion

Companion animals are susceptible to several potentially life-threatening toxicants, ranging from human food and medication to animal medication, common plants, illicit drugs, routine household products, and more. Is your veterinary clinic prepared?

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