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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 09, 2013
Don't attribute clinical signs in aging cats and dogs to old age alone, says Susan Little, DVM, DABVP.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 09, 2013
Dr. Susan Little, discusses the importance of individualizing cats' nutritional management.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 09, 2013
Particularly in aging cats, weight loss can be the earliest sign of disease, says Susan Little, DVM, DABVP.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 04, 2013
Despite being apparently healthy, middle-aged and older cats can often have abnormalities that would benefit from intervention and monitoring.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2013
When an older cat develops a skin problem, the presenting complaint will point you to a group of possible diagnoses.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 07, 2012
By dvm360.com staff
Consider an advance directive for hospice patients or clients who request it.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 06, 2012
These conditions are becoming more prevalent in veterinary medicine and require increased vigilance and research.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Old or terminally ill patients can benefit from this reader tip.
May 01, 2011
In the most recent AVMA pet owner survey, more than 39 % of the owned dog population were 7 years of age or older and these percentages continue to grow. This change in pet population demographics is due to in part due to several inter-connected factors. The slowly changing attitudes owners have toward their pets has significantly contributed to increases in their pet's life expectancy.
May 01, 2011
An animal's life can be divided into four stages; pediatric, adult, senior (middle age), and geriatric (senior / super senior). The senior / middle age years represents the transition period between the usually uneventful "healthy" adult years and the traditional "geriatric" age period where serious age related diseases are much more prevalent.
May 01, 2011
Aging in dogs and cats is associated with gradual and progressive deterioration in the delicate body systems that eventually results in anatomical changes and decreased physiological functions. At some stage in the progressive decline, a "tipping point" is reached, where all of the physiological reserves are exhausted resulting in altered biochemical parameters; overt changes in diagnostic screening tests; and/or the onset of clinical symptoms of age-related disease occurs.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2010
ECG case studies.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2010
Whether you call these patients geriatric, or "mature", special considerations are required in evaluating, examining, hospitalizing, and generally caring for older felines. Veterinarians and owners must understand that OLD AGE IS NOT A DISEASE, IT IS A STAGE OF LIFE.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2010
Blood pressure measurement is often not a routine part of small animal practice. This partially has to do with the equipment available to measure blood pressure as well as our patients (they tend not to hold still like we have to).