Earlier this year, the FDA concluded a report about the dangers of dog bone treats. Coby Richter, DVM, DACVS, blogs about an example of why dog bones can cause fatal complications.

Every time I walk by the bulk bins in certain grocery stores, I recall a beautiful middle aged Boxer dog that died because her family decided to give her a new treat. She’s not the only death from a...

Coagulation is a protective mechanism to prevent excessive hemorrhage following trauma. However, regulatory mechanisms are normally in place to control the timing and extent of the clotting process. For example, the procoagulant endothelial surface is not exposed to platelets and clotting factors in blood unless vascular injury occurs, and there are endogenous anticoagulant molecules usually...

A physical examination of a snake includes looking at their eyes, nose, scales, and vent. Learn from Carrie Daly, DVM, about tips for completing a stress-free exam.

As a small animal veterinary professional, particularly one practicing in Portland, OR, it seems highly likely that you have been or will be asked about cannabis as a treatment option for a pet’s condition. It is tempting to just say no, explain we do not have any veterinary studies evaluating therapeutic effects of cannabis and have ample evidence of the toxic effects. However, while true,...

It’s important to know the different ways to sample masses and lymph nodes, as some techniques can end up altering your sample. Learn from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about ensuring your slides are accurately prepared.

Dealing with a pet’s death is hard, and can be even harder when children are involved. Kids may not understand the magnitude of their pet’s illness, the related expenses, or how to assess quality of life. During these times, you can help clients by giving them a few tips from Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, for communicating with kids about the death of a pet.

 

Parents faced with...

An elderly Golden Retriever from out of state was presented for evaluation of abdominal effusion and possible surgery. The patient had a history of osteoarthritis and was being managed chronically with deracoxib. One week prior, she was seen by a dermatologist for a skin flare-up and was prescribed methylprednisolone, ketoconazole and hydroxyzine. Two days prior to presentation, she started...

Veterinarians and technicians rely on one another every day to perform their jobs. Learn from veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to improve communication, simplify hospital processes, and have an overall better experience in day to day roles. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 Technician CE credit. <br />...

Guilt is a common feeling among participants in the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program. Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program reviews how to help those dealing with feelings of grief after losing a pet.

 

Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes—accurately or not—that he or she has violated a...

Medicinal leeches can be used for treatment of congested blood and swelling. Learn from Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about how leech therapy was used to treat a dog’s hind leg with surgical complications.

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