Vital SignsInternal Medicine Case ReportA Complicated, Multidrug-Resistant UTI
UTI IN A CAT WITH CKD Nurses need to know how comorbidities interact and how treatment for one disease can affect another. Katmandu was a 9-year-old spayed female Bengal cat with a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and restrictive cardiomyopathy. She was brought to the clinic for re-examination of a recurrent urinary tract infection …
Internal Medicine Common Upper Airway Conditions
Dogs and cats with upper airway conditions are often seen in the clinic when their condition is acute. Many of these animals are in critical condition as the result of a chronic disease that has progressed to an acute stage. Chronic conditions that typically develop due to breed predispositions or infectious agents include laryngeal paralysis, …
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.
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.