5 Tips to Keep Your Dog and Cat Safe this Holiday Season

Help ensure your pets have a happy holiday by keeping these five tips to keep your pet safe this holiday season in mind. Candles and Trees.  Trees and decorations are beautiful, but can pose a danger to your pets. Cats may attempt to climb and/or use the trunk as a scratching post, causing the tree to fall and potentially resulting in injury. Keep your tree secure by using a stable stand or tying the top…

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The Story of Titan and his Battle with Cancer

Meet Titan Titan is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever whose parents are Drs. Jeanne Lane and Michael Lane of MedVet Cincinnati. Change in Behavior Titan’s family noticed his energy and appetite were lacking. He wasn’t hungry in the morning like he usually was and he no longer had the energy to fetch his tennis ball. Titan was brought to MedVet for diagnostic testing. With two veterinary specialists as parents, one of them a…

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Veterinary Regulatory Update: USP Compounding Revisions

USP to Delay Official Implementation of Updates to Compounding Chapters 795 and 797  The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) released information earlier this fall stating their decision to delay the official implementation of published revisions to general chapters 795 (non-sterile compounding) and 797 (sterile compounding). They additionally will be delaying the implementation of a new chapter associated with radiopharmaceutical compounding (chapter 825). In accordance with USP’s Bylaws, the responsible Expert Committees worked with a sense of…

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What’s Your Read: Tips for Reading Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats

Radiology View: What’s Your Read? It can be challenging to interpret dental radiographs in our veterinary patients. Below are radiographs for your evaluation followed by interpretations from MedVet board-certified dentists. Below are various dental radiographs (figures 1-3). View the x-rays and make your diagnosis. Figure 1. Dental radiograph of the left mandible of a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois. See figure 4 for the interpretation.   Figure 2. Dental radiograph of the right…

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ZNLabs Adventures in Pathology: Diagnose a Puppy with an Abdominal Mass

Presenting Complaint and History A three-month-old, intact female Miniature Australian Shepherd was presented to MedVet Dallas for hematuria and a distended abdomen.  Initial diagnostic tests and results were as follows: A complete blood count (CBC) showed neutrophilia and monocytosis. Biochemistry profile showed mildly elevated Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) and mildly elevated chloride. An abdominal ultrasound was performed and showed a large, invasive mass that appeared to be originating from the right kidney. Fine needle aspiration…

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