VETERINARY MEDICINE, Mar 1, 2012 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Mar 1, 2012
Features
Feline hyperaldosteronism: Recognition and diagnosis
By Joseph Bisignano, DVM , David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Joseph Bisignano explains when you should add this disorder to your differential diagnosis list.
Treating elevated aldosterone in cats
By Joseph Bisignano, DVM , David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Now that you've diagnosed this disorder, it's time to decide whether to treat it medically or surgically.
Hyperaldosteronism case report: Reviving a senior cat's verve
By Joseph Bisignano, DVM , David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
A 13-year-old 10.3-lb spayed female domestic shorthaired cat was presented to VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital for progressive and unresolving lethargy over the course of two to three days and one episode of vomiting.
Don't amputate that ear! Reconstructive surgical options for defects of the pinna in dogs
By Michael Pavletic, DVM, DACVS
When and how to patch pinnas in your canine patients.
Departments
Letters: Use of cefovecin in dogs with superficial pyoderma
This drug is labeled, and thus recommended, to treat secondary superficial pyoderma, abscesses, and wounds caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus intermedius or Staphylococcus canis in canine patients.
Letters: Puzzling essay provides perspective
An interesting short essay concerning two different doctors' offices.
Letters: An invisible solution for cats with extreme behavior problems
Another option for training cats to remain in the yard.
Triennial rabies vaccination in Texas
By Avi Blake, DVM
A look at the rabies vaccination rates in Texas before and after triennial vaccination was allowed.
Just Ask the Expert: Should housemates be present during a pet's euthanasia?
By John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB
Dr. John Ciribassi discusses whether this measure can decrease a pet's post-traumatic depression.
Image Quiz: A skinny Lab with a swollen face
By LeeAnn Pack, DVM, DACVR
Look at the radiographs and determine the most likely diagnosis.
Idea Exchange: Potentially deaf dog? There's an app for that!
Try this reader tip about using an iPhone app to test a pet's hearing.
Idea Exchange: Broken glass and bare hands are a bad combo
A reader tip to prevent lacerations when opening glass drug ampules.
Idea Exchange: Tackle endotracheal tube disorganization
Keep your tubes from getting jumbled together with this reader tip.
Mind Over Miller: My precious metal investment
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
See how Dr. Miller is not investing in gold—but in titanium.

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