ARTICLES

Every month, we share articles featuring new trends, recent scientific studies, and the latest discoveries in the veterinary field. Share your passion and update your knowledge with our quick one-minute pieces.

Unsuccessful animal adoptions

Pet´s adoption rate is increasing but the number of animals returned to shelters post-adoption is considerable. This study was conducted in the US to determine the animal characteristics associated with the likelihood of return, key reasons, and post-r … Read More>>

Senior cat’s food formulation

Older cats are at increased risk of several age-related disorders and their nutritional requirements must be considered. In fact, a complete and balanced diet may slow down or prevent the progression of negative metabolic changes associated with aging, … Read More>>

Hypophysectomy to treat hypersomatotropism

Hypersomatotropism is a condition increasingly seen in cats and it is caused by a growth hormone (GH) secreting pituitary adenoma. There are several treatment options- medical treatment, radiation therapy, cryotherapy, and surgery. The latter is the tr … Read More>>

Raw diets for dogs

Raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) are becoming increasingly popular among pet owners. However, their real advantages have not yet been clearly proven and some undesired consequences of these diets have already been well documented, both in dogs and cats. Th … Read More>>

Primary Hyperaldosteronism in Cats

In addition to being underdiagnosed, primary hyperaldosteronism is the most common adrenocortical disorder in cats. It mainly occurs in middle-aged and older cats and has been reported as a mediator of progressive renal disease. This disease may occur … Read More>>

How is the puppy weight inherited?

The size or weight of puppies at birth is an important parameter, which influences neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is also a predictor of puppy survival. Puppies should be weighed daily for at least the first three weeks to control weight gain, al … Read More>>

Telmisartan in cats with systemic hypertension

Pathological increases in blood pressure may lead to ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological injuries and, in old cats, systemic arterial hypertension is indeed an important cause of morbidity. Drugs like telmisartan, a nonpeptide angiotensin II re … Read More>>

CASE REPORT: Afloqualone intoxication in dogs

Afloqualone is used in humans to relieve back pain and neuromuscular disorder as it has muscle-relaxant and sedative effects. Although there are no published reports of afloqualone intoxication in dogs, cases of intoxication by drugs that act similarly … Read More>>

Can epinephrine help reduce the severity of BOAS?

Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) includes various components that can be alleviated with surgical treatment. Nevertheless, there are secondary complications, like inflammation and edema that can lead to the need for further proceedings … Read More>>

GS-441524 efficacy for cats with FIP

After the promising results of adenosine nucleoside monophosphate prodrug GS-5734 usage to prevent some RNA viruses, the efficacy of its parent nucleoside GS-441524 against FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) started to be evaluated. This small molecul … Read More>>

Vestibular syndrome in dogs

Vestibular dysfunction can be central or peripheral. It is relatively common in dogs and there are multiple causes. This retrospective study aimed to assess the frequency of the different etiologies of Peripheral Vestibular Syndrome (PVS) in dogs and c … Read More>>

Exotic Animals: pets or not?

In the recent years, having parrots, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, and small rodents as pets, became a popular trend. Nevertheless, it is important to recognize that these non-domesticated animals, have special needs in captivity that many pet owners … Read More>>

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