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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. Forming an end of life hospice/Pawspice service

    Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.

    Practitioners who support the human-animal bond can organize a team to provide end of life hospice/'Pawspice' care services in their hospitals. Selected staff can acquire communication skills needed to deal with end of life care issues. Pawspice carers often express worry, disappointment, fear,...

  4. Specialists' viewpoints on the human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion

    Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.

  5. Practical veterinary forensics

    Contributor(s):: Bailey, D.

    The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and...

  6. 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...

  7. Social Work Services in Small Animal Private Practice Settings: A Veterinarian's Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Natalie K. Leiferman

    Humans share a strong bond with animals, when a pet becomes sick or dies an owner can feel extreme grief and bereavement. Research studies have shown that some veterinarians feel they are inadequately trained to handle the pet owner’s feelings of grief and loss. Social workers could have a...

  8. 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...

  9. Honoring the bond: when cancer threatens

    Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.

  10. Lifelong care for your feline patients

    Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.

  11. Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences

    Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.

  12. Owner compliance - educating clients to act on pet care advice

    Contributor(s):: Gerrard, E.

  13. Practitioners' dialogue on the human-animal bond in practice

    Contributor(s):: Goodman, L., Takashima, G.

  14. The human-animal bond in practice: a panel discussion

    Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.

  15. Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses

    Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K., Martin, D.

  16. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Katcher, A. H., Lynch, J. J., Thomas, S. A.

    Article from a special issue on Human--companion animal bond

  17. 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...

  18. 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."

  19. 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.

  20. Assessment and treatment of nonpain conditions in life-limiting disease

    Contributor(s):: Villalobos, A. E.