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...

This lecture presented by DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, will focus on current concepts in the management of feline urethral obstruction with an evidenced based discussion on antibiotic therapy, decompressive cystocentesis, urinary catheter size, when to recommend perineal urethrostomy and more. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM...

This talk by DoveLewis Criticalist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, will focus on the importance of electrolyte monitoring in the emergent patient, how to recognize a critical value and how it relates to the patient’s clinical status. Urgent treatment of electrolyte disturbances will be discussed along with long term management as it relates to certain diseases. The talk will focus mainly...

Join in on a review of the most common causes of elevated liver enzymes in dogs and cats with DoveLewis Internist Barbara Davis, DVM, DACVIM. We’ll address which diagnostics are most useful and empirical treatment options that can be attempted prior to the need for referral. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or .5 Technician CE credit. <br /> <a...

DoveLewis has a blood bank to help supply blood products to cats and dogs all over the country. In this video, learn from Blood Bank Coordinator Kelsey Reinauer about how to perform a feline blood donation.

We have all been in a surgery where we find something unexpected or we are forced to make a decision quickly that will affect the outcome of the case. Although quick decision making becomes easier with practice, I’ve put together a few ideas that will help you feel more prepared for the elective or emergent surgical case.

 

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AS “THE GREAT PRETENDER,” Addison's disease (hypoadrenocorticism) can look like just about anything. Thought to be most commonly secondary to immune-mediated adrenalitis, primary Addison's usually results in deficiency of both glucocorticoids (primarily cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (primarily aldosterone). Atypical Addison's is only the deficiency of glucocortoicoids and the patient has...

With the passing of time, there are many different reactions that we may be experiencing as our “new normal” unfolds during the COVID-19 pandemic. One feature that seems to linger is a persistent, low level anxiety that has shifted our baseline for stress tolerance. Things that were bearable annoyances in the past may feel like day ruining events in the moment, or we may feel so overwhelmed...

An unexpected outcome of this pandemic has been that it’s changed my days off. This weekend, the general sense of unease that has settled in since the pandemic began was accompanied by something else. Up until a month ago, my time off was usually reserved for the weekly grocery run, chores at home, leisurely walks, and time to recharge. This weekend, the time seemed to stretch and felt all...

There are many different reactions you may be having during this stressful and uncertain period. One of the frustrating realities of human cognition is that we not only react to the world around us, but we also have internal reactions to our reactions. That supplementary reaction often looks and sounds like judgment. Exercising self-compassion in response to that judgment is a practice – it...

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