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...

An 11-year-old, female spayed mixed breed dog was referred to cardiology for two episodes of syncope. Her owners reported an occasional cough and a slowly decreasing activity level and appetite over a two-week period. She was previously healthy. Prior to presentation, the patient collapsed on a walk but quickly recovered. She presented to her referring veterinarian the following day and...

We know how important it is to remind owners to keep their pets on year round heartworm prevention, but what happens when a pet actually has heartworms? Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM, reviews the treatment process, and how to give Melarsomine injections.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is a common disease affecting cats. DoveLewis Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) reviews common symptoms, diagnosis, and medical management.

A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive method of assessing the heart's rhythm. Jaclyn Benglian, CVT, reviews how to assemble a Holter monitor for patients to wear at home. <br /> <a href="/sites/atdove.org/files/publicFiles/Add On - Holter Monitor Diary.pdf" style=" background: #0CA04F; color: #ffffff; font-...

Diagnostic sonography has proven to be a front line diagnostic for small animal patients. DoveLewis Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, reviews factors to take into account to increase diagnostic yield when using ultrasound. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit. <br />

Creating a training structure is a tedious, time consuming process, but it saves time and provides value for both you and your staff in the long run. Learn from Chief Administrative Officer Monica Maxwell, SPHR-SPC, about how to establish a training committee and give staff the foundation they need to succeed. <br> <br/> This course has been approved by the Certified Veterinary...

Proptosis is a protrusion of the globe from the boney orbit.  It most commonly results from trauma to the head or neck.  The degree force necessary to result in proptosis varies depending on the patient. Dolicocephalic breeds, for example, have a very deep set globe that must overcome a tremendous amount of pressure before it will proptose. On the other hand, brachycephalic breeds...

How does grief differ when a pet is lost due to old age versus a sudden tragedy? Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews how clients may feel and react after losing a pet in each circumstance.

 

The death of a companion animal is painful, regardless of how it happens. The sudden death of a pet can be even harder to process when...

You’ve just completed external chest compressions with no response, now what? Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about how to enter the chest to begin cardiac massage.

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