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Cachexia and sarcopenia: Emerging syndromes of importance in dogs and cats
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cachexia is the loss of lean body mass (LBM) that affects a large proportion of dogs and cats with congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, cancer and a variety of other chronic diseases. Sarcopenia, the loss of LBM that occurs with aging, is a related syndrome, although sarcopenia occurs in the absence of disease. As many of the diseases associated with muscle loss are more common in aging, cachexia and sarcopenia often are concurrent problems. More

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AAFP In the News
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The AAFP had an editorial in the USA Today last Friday morning which remained on newsstands in major cities through Sunday. November is National Diabetes Awareness month and the article was included to inform cat owners about feline diabetes. The article can be found on page 10 of the diabetes campaign that was in USA Today.  More

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Focus on nutrition: Canine and feline obesity
Vetlearn (free registration required)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The diagnosis of obesity is simple and warrants intervention because of the association between obesity and increased morbidity. Pet owner commitment, a proper feeding plan and regular monitoring are the keys to a successful weight loss program. More

Wound healing: Bandaging and beyond
Veterinary Practice News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Experts say understanding and employing the basics of wound care will heal 98 percent of the wounds veterinarians deal with. But persistent, hard to heal wounds and obstacles like non-compliance and frequent bandage changes are the cases that frustrate practitioners. Primary care veterinarians don't always have equipment to care for severe wound cases, and owners might hesitate to call on a specialist in a down economy. So primary care veterinarians often are looking for new and economical options. More

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Ingesting raw yeast bread dough can pose a significant health risk to pets    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Baking is a long-held tradition during this last stretch of each year. While homemade sweet and savory treats from your oven are a welcome sight from loved ones, their only worry might be their expanding waistlines. But when it comes to your culinary alchemy, a little-known danger exists for your four-legged friends that you may have never thought of: raw yeast bread dough. More

NYC health inspectors say famed Algonquin Hotel must keep beloved cat from roaming its lobby
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The fur is flying at New York City's Algonquin Hotel, where the literary lights of the Round Table used to exchange witty remarks over lunch. One of the hotel's other traditions is the succession of cats that have had free run of the place for 80 years. But that tradition has ended. The New York Post reports that city health inspectors have banned the current cat, Matilda, from roaming the lobby. More

epoc Blood Gas Analyzer

The epoc, developed by the founder of the i-STAT, is the first wireless point-of-care analyser to use Smart Card technology. The epoc provides immediate blood gas, electrolyte and critical care biochemistry results to a hand-held pda (included) whilst wirelessly interfacing to an electronic data manager and Bluetooth printer.

Caring hands for cats
Best Friends Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In May 2011, Best Friends Animal Society collaborated with Operation Catnip of Gainesville, Fla., Sheltering Hands of Williston, Fla. and the Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Ashburn, Va., to undertake a massive trap/neuter/return project on tiny Tangier Island, Va. Best Friends Network recently spoke with the veterinarians behind this project, Dr. Jeff Newman and Dr. Jon Reiss, to learn the latest on the efforts to control the community cat population of Tangier Island, and to provide veterinary care for the island's animals. More

RenaKare™ Potassium Gluconate USP

Hypokalemia, known as potassium depletion, is especially common in cats. RenaKare™ potassium supplements help treat and prevent potassium deficiencies that may arise from diabetes, diuretics, and chronic renal disease. RenaKare™ is available in powder, tablet and
gel forms — providing easy administration to all patients based on animal and owner preference. MORE
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A-CYST Treatment for Feline IC and FLUTD

A-CYST, a new veterinary medical device, is a patented formulation designed for temporary replenishment of the glycosaminoglycan layer in the bladder and contains naturally occurring components of the bladder epithelium. GAG deficiency contributes to clinical symptoms in diseases such as feline IC, FLUTD, and cystitis caused by infections, trauma, urolithiasis, urinary retention and neoplasia

Veterinary Q&A: Pancreatitis
The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Turkey and whipped potatoes smothered in gravy grace most Thanksgiving tables. But that rich, calorie-laden feast for humans can become a veterinary crisis if shared with pets. What's near the top of most vets' holiday health-crises lists? Pancreatitis. More

Elevating cat care
The CATalyst Council via AVMA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The CATalyst Council, in its mission to champion the cat, has been helping make over veterinary clinics as feline-friendly practices and is seeking to bolster relations between private practitioners and animal shelters. A coalition of veterinary organizations, shelter organizations and other stakeholders formed CATalyst in 2008 to elevate cat health and welfare. More

 What Cat Owners Are Reading

Is your pet's water bowl empty again?
Taunton Daily Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Have you noticed your pet asking to go outside more often? Or maybe your cat's litter box is suddenly overflowing with urine? Maybe you are having to fill the water bowl three or four times a day instead of once a day. If you have noticed these signs your pet may have polyuria and polydipsia. These are medical terms that mean increased urination (urine production) and increased drinking, respectively. More

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Special programs match senior pets with adopters and senior citizens with pets
Chicago Pets Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many in the retiree set, the companionship of a cat or dog is just what the doctor ordered. However, not everyone has the energy or wants the long-term commitment that is involved when adding a puppy, kitten or younger pet to their home. Many need to look no further than the senior cats and dogs waiting for adoption at local shelters and rescues. Most of these animals acclimate quickly to a new home environment because they are already used to a routine and they are the animals most in need of a home. More

Stop Hairballs Before They Start!

Since cats are self-groomers, they can swallow up to two-thirds of their loose hair. FURminator® deShedding tools are highly effective at removing loose hair and preventing hairballs before they start. With regular use, you’ll notice significantly less cat hair, fewer hairballs and a healthier, happier cat.
Respiratory Relief Litters with Herbal Essence
Introducing Respiratory Relief Litters with Herbal Essence... Available in Two Formulas from Precious Cat, clumping clay and silica gel. Helps control respiratory disease in cats because the litters are low in dust and hypo-allergenic with no plant proteins or deodorants.
Vétoquinol Helps You Help Cats!

Vétoquinol offers a full range of products geared towards helping feline practitioners provide innovative treatment options for their patients. Our range, which includes renal and feline herpesvirus supplement lines, as well as dental, dermatological and gastrointestinal products, offers comprehensive solutions for cats, owners and vets alike. Ask about Vétoquinol products today!
Kitty Kollar

This collar is designed to protect esophagostomy tubes. The Kitty Kollar is an adjustable collar that fits securely around the patient's neck with a hole for the esophagostomy tube. A Velcro strap holds the tube secure when not in use. The Kitty Kollars are machine washable and are available in a wide range of sizes. Your clients and patients will love this product!!

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Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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