VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2014 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2014
Features
Create a complete picture of health: How to cultivate client compliance
Are you puzzled why your clients aren't following through on your advice? Try these five tips, and your practice could be well on its way to good health for all.
The poison in the pond: Blue-green algae toxicosis in a young dog
By Safdar A. Khan, DVM, MS, PhD, DABVT
A look at the presenting signs, diagnosis and treatment of blue-green algae toxicosis in a 9-month-old German shepherd mix.
Positive-contrast cystography in a dog with a hard-to-detect bladder rupture
By Philip I. Allen, DVM , David S. Biller, DVM, DACVR , Michael S. Thoesen, DVM, DACVS
Be sure to look a little deeper when using this technique during your search for a ruptured bladder to prevent missing the diagnosis.
Paw pad pain: A review of corns in dogs
By Steven F. Swaim, DVM, MS , Mark W. Bohling, DVM, PhD, DACVS , James C. Wright, DVM, PhD, DACVPM , Ilaria Borghese, MS, MA, OTR/L
An overview of the clinical signs, potential causes, and treatment options available for corn-type lesions on canine paw pads.
Departments
Letters: Breed tendency or compulsive disorder?
A reader's response to "Just Ask the Expert: Inhibiting a Lab's infatuation with its toy ball" in the November 2013 issue.
Clarification: DIY physical therapy for patients with patella and cruciate injuries
Please note this imporant clarification.
Can canine blood be safely given to cats?
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
In an emergency, can you turn to your canine blood stores in a cat that needs a transfusion?
Is there a "best way" to treat immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in dogs?
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
With a variety of corticosteroids and other drugs available to treat dogs with IMHA, some insight into what to reach for first would be beneficial.
Idea Exchange: Protect patients' tails with pop bottles
A practical alternative to bandaging a patient's tail.
Idea Exchange: Smart reminders for heartworm prevention
An easy way to help clients remember to give their pet's heartworm preventive.
Mind Over Miller: Mountain man
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Read as Dr. Miller explains how his love affair with the mountains has grown over the years.

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