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Mar 01, 2006
Gastrointestinal parasites are insidious causes of disease in cats. Protozoan parasitic infections in particular can be difficult to detect because there are often no signs of disease, or the signs, such as diarrhea, are nonspecific. But these infections must be uncovered and cured before they cause serious disease or spread to housemates or even owners.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
To ensure that dog and cat owners know what their pets should be eating, we give new clients nutrition profiles specific to their pets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
Timely treatment of ill neonates will provide the best chances of survival. Although time-consuming, intensive care of these puppies and kittens, which requires serial monitoring, can be extremely rewarding.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2005
If an indoor cat has a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet and nothing to do, the inevitable will ensue.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 18, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
DAVIS, CALIF. - 04/15/05 - Researchers have identified the mechanism that allows animals to recognize the amino-acid content in foods. Neurophysiologist Dorothy Gietzen and colleagues at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine say the discovery has implications for the betterment of human health, particularly in epileptics, some of whom are influenced by amino-acid deficiencies.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
When I started practicing, the most common cause of death in older dogs was chronic interstitial nephritis.
Mar 01, 2005
Horses that are offered two sources of roughage are less likely to engage in stereotypic behaviors.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 01, 2005
Sure, Brownie's not as spry as she used to be," says your slightly indignant client, petting her basset hound's bowling ball stomach. "But that doesn't mean that she's not a healthy, happy dog, Doctor."
Jun 01, 2004
Fortunately, there are numerous quality diets to choose from.
Jun 01, 2004
Our society is losing the war on obesity. And bad eating habits have spilled into the pet population. No matter how hard you preach, many clients don't seem to heed the warnings. In fact, client compliance with nutritional recommendations for therapeutic foods ranks at a dismal 12 percent compliance rate out of the the 59 percent of all dogs and cats that have visited a veterinarian and would benefit from treatment with a therapeutic diet, according to last year's American Animal Hospital Association's (AAHA) study. It was the worst compliance category. The survey estimates lost revenue in excess of $110,000 per veterinarian per year for therapeutic pet foods alone.
Jun 01, 2004
Nurtured means they know the desired outcome and accept the accountability for getting there with the client and patient...
Jun 01, 2004
Hemochromatosis results from excessive accumulation of iron in various body tissues.
Jun 01, 2004
Results of experimental and clinical investigation have confirmed the importance of dietary modifications in medical protocols designed to promote dissolution and prevention of uroliths.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Apr 14, 2004
To get pets eating appropriate diets quickly, this doctor offers clients a sampler pack of the therapeutic diets he recommends for cats with kidney disease.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2004
The extrinsic factors in mare reproduction are those that can be manipulated.