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Infographic: Canine White Blood Cell Review

Posted by Cathy Barnette on January 29, 2021 at 9:50 AM

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Topics: Facts, Canine

Diagnosis and Management of Canine Portosystemic Shunts: Tips for New Grads

Posted by Cathy Barnette on January 4, 2021 at 9:23 AM

It’s a fully-booked surgery day in your first job as a new grad veterinarian in a busy general practice, with four spays, two neuters, and several dentals on the schedule. As you perform pre-surgical exams on your patients for the day, you notice that one of your spay patients, a Maltese puppy, is extra-tiny and a bit on the skinny side (BCS 3/9).

The remainder of her physical exam is normal, but preanesthetic blood work reveals multiple liver enzyme elevations. You also note mild hypoglycemia and hypoalbuminemia, along with microcytic anemia. Your mind immediately jumps to the possibility of a portosystemic shunt (PSS).

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Topics: Canine, New Grads, Canine Portosystemic Shunts

Canine Influenza Outbreak Update

Posted by Lori Hehn on February 16, 2018 at 5:06 AM

There have been two cases of Canine Influenza Virus H3N2 confirmed in Idaho this week. There have also recently been cases in the San Francisco area, Texas, and the East coast.

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Topics: Canine, Outbreak

Veterinarian Infographic: Canine Cold Weather Risk Assessment Tool

Posted by Cari Wise on December 26, 2016 at 4:41 AM

Veterinarians and veterinarian students, here is our latest infographic on canine cold weather risk for small, medium and large dogs. This assessment tool will give you the score risks for each size and also some other considerations.

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Topics: Dog Breeds, Facts, Canine

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