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Jumping OVER Fleas

Communicating with Pet Parents: A Guide to Flea Control and Beyond Hello, everyone! I’m Julie Legred, and today I want to share some insights on effectively communicating with pet owners to enhance the health and happiness of their furry friends. Engaging with pet parents is a crucial part of our daily activities, and there’s a…

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Works to Advance the Health of All Dogs

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a one-of-a-kind, non-profit organization working to find and fund scientific research studies with the greatest potential to impact the health of all dogs. CHF bridges the gap between research and animal care by sharing the results of their funded discoveries with veterinary professionals like you, along with dog breeders and dog lovers dedicated to improving the health of our beloved dogs.

Vet BLUE® for Introduction to Lung Ultrasound and Its Use for Small Animal and COVID-19 Pneumonia

What is Vet BLUE®?

FAST is an acronym that stands for Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma. It is an ultrasound exam developed by trauma surgeons (yes trauma surgeons) in the 1990s and used in people as a screening test for the detection of free fluid in the abdominal cavity, ascites, and the pleural cavity including pleural effusion and pericardial effusion.  In 2004 the translational study from humans to dogs was published by Boysen and colleagues out of Tufts.

Cardiac Emergencies in Dogs

Cardiac Emergencies in Dogs

Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh addresses three common causes of canine cardiac emergencies: congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, and pericardial effusion. She discusses causes, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for each, with attention to effective and compassionate client communication throughout. Course Handout Course Details

Canine Red Eye: Internal Causes

Canine Red Eye: Internal Causes

Dr. Amy Rankin reviews intraocular causes for a dog to present to a veterinarian with the complaint of a “red eye,” including glaucoma, anterior uveitis, and hyphema. She describes etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of each condition and provides helpful client communication advice. Course Handout Course Details