VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2009 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2009
Features
Nonobstructive idiopathic FLUTD: How to approach this puzzling disorder
By Kristy Dowers, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Researchers have yet to pin down the cause or causes of this frustrating and often painful disease, so a definitive treatment protocol remains elusive. Current recommendations include lifestyle changes such as stress relief and increased water intake.
Anal sac adenocarcinoma in dogs: Identifying and treating
By Meredith Gauthier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Lisa G. Barber, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Kristine E. Burgess, MS, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Early detection and aggressive treatment are essential in the successful management of this tumor.
Departments
Letters: Follow-up questions to IMHA article
I enjoyed reading "IMHA: Diagnosing and treating a complex disease" in the December 2008 issue of Veterinary Medicine. However, I did have some questions: What role do vaccinations play in the disease process, and should I discontinue vaccinating a patient after IMHA has been diagnosed?
ClinQuiz: Interpreting low-dose dexamethasone suppression test results
By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Test your knowledge of what these LDDS test results mean.
Just Ask the Expert: Dentigerous cysts
By Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC
Q: How should I treat dentigerous cysts?
Idea Exchange: A little lidocaine diminishes the sting of euthanasia
I routinely place intravenous (IV) catheters when owners are present for a pet's euthanasia.
Idea Exchange: A slicker way to remove animal hair from fasteners
We have always had trouble removing animal hair from Velcro® (Velcro Industries B.V.) brand fasteners on cat restraint bags and x-ray protective clothing, so I remove the hair using a slicker brush.
Idea Exchange: Clients can improve their pets' health during "A word from our sponsors"
To encourage better teeth-brushing compliance, I advise my clients to keep their pets' toothbrushes and toothpaste near the television set since a commercial break is a perfect opportunity to devote that time to improving their pets' dental health.
Idea Exchange: Intubation made easier with a catheter
Intubating cats has always been a challenge for me, especially getting the endotracheal tube between the arytenoid cartilage.
Idea Exchange: The cost of keeping a pet healthy...priceless
To encourage clients to purchase heartworm tests and preventives, we placed posters throughout the clinic that list the price of a heartworm test, the price range of heartworm preventives, and the price of heartworm treatment if a pet becomes infected.
Mind Over Miller: An unforgettable lesson
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
When I was a freshman veterinary student in 1952, two women were in my class of 60.

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