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Articles by William Fortney, DVM

Implementing a successful senior care program in your practice (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Companion pets are happier, healthier and living longer today than ever before for several inter-connected reasons. Changing owner attitudes toward their pets, has significantly contributed to increases in life expectancy.

Diagnosing and managing common age-related problems in older pets (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

"Old age" in not a disease but is the sum of the deleterious effects of time upon the cellular function, microanatomy and physiology of each body system. These biological aging changes manifest in progressive deteriorations in physical condition, organ function, mental function, and immune response, but not necessarily correlating with the patient's actual chronological age.

Why dogs and cats age and how we can influence the process (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

In the last 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 causes.

Managing arthritic dogs and cats (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2008

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, non-infectious, progressive disorder of any synovial joint.

Managing and treating sick neonates (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2008

The goal of neonatal care is to maximize the health and well being of the newborn puppy and kitten.

Aging process: Why pets age and how we can influence the process (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2008

In the last AVMA pet owner survey, more than 39% of the owned pet population were 7 years of age or older and these percentages continue to grow.

Evaluating normal neonates (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2008

The neonatal development can be divide into specific time periods; the neonatal period (birth - 2 weeks); the transitional period (2-4 weeks); the socialization period (4 -12 weeks), and the juvenile period (12 weeks - puberty).

Managing common behavioral changes in older pets (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2008

Definite personality changes and behavioral problems can be extremely challenging to the practitioner and extremely frustrating to the client.

Managing arthritic dogs and cats (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2008

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, non-infectious, progressive disorder of any synovial joint.

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