VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2011 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2011
Features
Skills Laboratory: How to perform skin scraping and skin surface cytology
By Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, DACVD
Quick. Easy. Inexpensive. Review the techniques described here to maximize your diagnostic yield when using these two common dermatologic tools.
Treat or euthanize? Helping owners make critical decisions regarding pets with behavior problems
By Lore I. Haug, DVM, MS, DACVB
Concrete steps you can take in reaching a decision.
Treat or euthanize? Putting it all together: Prognostic indicators
By Lore I. Haug, DVM, MS, DACVB
A look at the positive and negative indicators for anxiety and aggression treatment outcome.
Advising clients on treating or euthanizing pets with behavior problems
By Mili Bass, DVM, DABVP (canine and feline practice) , Robin Downing, DVM , Corey Entriken, DVM , Wayne L. Hunthausen, DVM , Thomas McCoy, DVM , Melissa M. Mckendry, MS, DVM, DABVP (canine and feline practice) , Fred L. Metzger Jr., DVM, DABVP (canine and feline practice) , Robert M. Miller, DVM , Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP (feline practice) , R. Wayne Randolph, VMD, DABVP (canine and feline practice) , Michael H. Riegger, DVM, DABVP , Philip VanVranken, DVM
Our Practitioner Advisory Board weighs in on this critical topic.
Departments
Editors' Note: "What would you do, Doc?"
By Heather Lewellen, DVM
Dr. Lewellen recounts her experience with the question of whether to treat or euthanize a pet with a behavior problem.
Hot Literature: What is the impact of diabetes mellitus on the quality of life in cats and their owners?
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Owners think the disease has a greater negative impact on their own lives than on those of their cats.
Just Ask the Expert: Why does this bearded collie have PU/PD?
By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. David Bruyette helps a reader with a difficult endocrinology case.
Canine vaccines: Get the updated guidelines
Check out the 2011 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guideslines.
Idea Exchange: End the search for eye lubricant
Stop hunting for the eye lube tube with this reader tip.
Idea Exchange: Keep blades handy—and safe—in the exam room
This reader tip involves using magentic strips to store scalpel blades.
Idea Exchange: Let picky cats pick their own food
Try this reader tip that involves offering clients a sample food pack for feline diets.
Idea Exchange: Our bring-bottles-back recycling campaign
This clinic has created a program to recycle and reuse prescriptions bottles.
Mind Over Miller: Thankful humor
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller thinks Thanksgiving is the time to appreciate the gift of a sense of humor.

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