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The search for alternative oral administration methods in cats

Jul 1, 2010

A new study has taken the first steps toward looking at alternative forms of oral medications for cats and the perceived ease of administration and patient tolerance.

Spironolactone: A promising adjunctive therapy for myxomatous mitral valve disease

Jun 1, 2010

Spironolactone, a selective aldosterone inhibitor, has been shown to decrease mortality in people with congestive heart failure.

Hot Literature: Troponin 1 indicates cardiac disease severity in dogs

May 1, 2010

Correlating the progression or severity of disease with a specific biologic substance can greatly influence the ability to predict outcome.

Bartonellosis: What do we know? What can we do?

Apr 1, 2010

More and more, veterinarians are being asked to answer questions regarding potentially zoonotic diseases. When it comes to bartonellosis, the answers can be particularly tough to formulate because of the disease?s frequently vague or absent clinical signs and the difficulty in identifying and controlling the infection.

Hot Literature: New guidelines for diagnosing and treating chronic valvular heart disease in dogs

Mar 1, 2010

To more objectively categorize patients and to complement the current classification system, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Specialty of Cardiology consensus panel has developed a set of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of CVHD.

Hot Literature: Flea and tick control is changing. Are you?

Mar 1, 2010

In an article recently published in Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Drs. Byron Blagburn and Michael Dryden provide a comprehensive overview of flea and tick biology, treatment, and control.

Is "clipnosis" the answer to calming cats in the clinic?

Using two-inch standard binder clips to induce pressure on the neck, just behind the ear, the researchers obtained positive results.
Feb 1, 2010

Using two-inch standard binder clips to induce pressure on the neck, just behind the ear, the researchers obtained positive results.

Is fluoxetine useful for treating canine OCD?

Dec 1, 2009

Behavior problems are often difficult for veterinarians to successfully treat and can cause owners endless frustration.

When should you test hyperthyroid cats after methimazole administration?

Nov 2, 2009

As small-animal clinicians know, hyperthyroidism is a common disorder in cats. Treatment often includes management with methimazole, a drug blocking thyroid hormone synthesis.


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