Tips for Managing Arthritis in Cats and Dogs
May 6, 2021
The most common form of arthritis in cats and dogs is osteoarthritis. This is a degenerative joint disease where the cartilage that surrounds and protects the joints progressively deteriorates. Osteoarthritis is typically seen more in older pets, although any pet can develop the condition. It’s estimated that about 20% of dogs over the age of 7 and 90% of cats over age 12 will exhibit signs of arthritis. Arthritis can be…
Pain Management for the Feline Patient
Across the globe cat ownership is on the rise with more than 30% of American households owning at least one feline companion. Over the years improved preventative medicine has extended the lifespan of many companion animal species, including cats, which has led to a large increase in the geriatric population. With age comes many of the same aches and pains we as humans experience such as joint, bone and muscle pain, dental pain, cancer pain,…
Ventricular Arrhythmias Under Anesthesia in Dogs and Cats – When Do You Worry?
Electrocardiograms (ECGs) are commonly performed during routine anesthesia to monitor the heart rate and rhythm of your canine and feline patients. ECGs help assess the patient’s cardiovascular stability. Various arrhythmias can be encountered during an anesthetic event and ventricular arrhythmias are one of the more insidious types. Ventricular arrhythmias are abnormal, premature beats, originating from the ventricles. These beats can be differentiated from normal sinus beats because they are not associated with a p-wave, are…