Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.
Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...
Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten
Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.
This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.
Specialists' viewpoints on the human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion
Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.
Investigating preventive-medicine consultations in first-opinion small-animal practice in the United Kingdom using direct observation
Contributor(s):: N.J. Robinson, M.L. Brennan, M. Cobb, R.S. Dean
Preventive-medicine consultations account for a large proportion of the veterinary caseload and previous research has suggested these consultations are fundamentally different from those in which the animal is presented for a specific health problem. There has been recent controversy around some...
Animal-assisted therapy: New disinfectant list of DVG for "Established veterinary practice and animal shelters "Tiergestutzte Therapien: Neue Desinfektionsmittelliste der DVG fur die Bereiche "Niedergelassene Veterinarpraxis und Tierheime"
Contributor(s):: Rheinbaben, F. von, Werner, S.
This article presents a list of some of the veterinary disinfectants/drugs recommended by the German Veterinary Society for private animal hospitals and animal shelters highlighting the indications, efficacy, metabolism, dosage effects, and pharmokinetics of each product.
Helping assistance dog owners
Contributor(s):: Fraser, M.
Pinch-induced behavioural inhibition (clipthesia) as a restraint method for cats during veterinary examinations: preliminary results on cat susceptibility and welfare
Contributor(s):: Nuti, V., Cantile, C., Gazzano, A., Sighieri, C., Mariti, C.
Cats are often subjected to minimally painful or forced procedures during routine clinical practice, which can be poorly tolerated, leading veterinary surgeons to need to offer physical restraint, usually aided by an assistant. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and ultimate...
A survey of animal welfare experts and practicing veterinarians to identify and explore key factors thought to influence canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care
Contributor(s):: Dawson, L. C., Dewey, C. E., Stone, E. A., Guerin, M. T., Niel, L.
Veterinary care is important for maintaining companion animal health; however, it also has the potential to impact other aspects of patient welfare. To investigate factors related to veterinary care that are likely to influence canine and feline welfare, animal welfare researchers, veterinarians...
Grief for pets. Part 3: Supporting clients
Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.
Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how the death of an animal companion affects clients, and how to communicate with them. This article introduces some practical approaches and...
Honoring the bond: when cancer threatens
Lifelong care for your feline patients
Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.
Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences
Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.
Owner compliance - educating clients to act on pet care advice
Contributor(s):: Gerrard, E.
Practitioners' dialogue on the human-animal bond in practice
Contributor(s):: Goodman, L., Takashima, G.
The human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion
Restraint and Hospitalization of Cats
Contributor(s):: Wayne H. Rizer
A cat presents a problem in handling for the small animal practitioner much as does the western steer to the rural practitioner, in that the ability of the doctor is often measured by the way the animal is handled rather than by the way the animal responds to the treatment.
Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses
Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K., Martin, D.
Are you treating all creatures great and small?
Contributor(s):: Cope, I.
The exotic pet turning up in the waiting room of the local practice is a growing trend. Their owners expect veterinarians to be able to see and triage most species, but is this a fair expectation? Should vets be able to see and treat all creatures great and small or are those days of James...
The changing roles of animals in western society: influences upon and from the veterinary profession
Contributor(s):: Fogle, B.
The author discusses the role of animals and the influences of gender on evolving social attitutes toward them, noting that veterinarians, both men and women, "need to lead the discussion not just reacting to changes in public perception."
Guidance for puppy owners
Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.
The advantages of behavioural guidance from veterinary practice was discussed. Highlights focused on the behavioural management, care, and training of puppies.