The GI wellness toolkit

The GI wellness toolkit

When you’re facing a case of pancreatitis or gastrointestinal dysfunction, have no worries. We’ve compiled the best articles, tips, tools and techniques on these gut-wrenching conditions. (With an educational grant from Royal Canin)
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Nov 14, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

GI disease: Often painful for affected pets, challenging to diagnose, difficult to treat. When you’re facing a case of pancreatitis or gastrointestinal dysfunction, have no worries. We’ve compiled the best articles, tips, tools and techniques on these gut-wrenching conditions from dvm360 right here.

Clinical updates

> Ixnay on the IBD: An update on handling patients with chronic enteropathies. When it comes to chronic gastrointestinal cases, it’s time to throw out your outdated terms and diagnoses.

> A quick guide to gastric acid suppression in dogs and cats

Practice protocols

> Feline constipation history form. Have clients fill out this form to gather all the information you need to help constipated cats.

> Prep clients for long-term pet care. Be clear with clients about their pet's chronic disease management, right from the start.

> Should DVMs sell pet food? If your answers to these two questions in this article are "yes," then ABSOLUTELY your veterinary hospital needs to sell pet food to pet owners, according to Ernie Ward, DVM.

Clinical video

> How to perform a canine gastrotomy: Dr. Don Waldron demonstrates this procedure, which is most often indicated in small animals for gastric foreign body removal or to obtain biopsy samples.

> Potential problems with grain-free, high-protein dog diets—A veterinary nutritionist’s advice on client-requested diet curiosities

> What to tell clients about cats' chronic diarrhea. Cat owners need to know all hope is not lost.

Team tools

> Fecal testing: Don't be afraid to step in(to) it! Technicians, get ready to digest the diagnostics that help you become key advisors in the workup of patients with gastrointestinal disease.

Social media tools

> Do you feel stuck when it comes to educating clients about this common veterinary issue? Here are a couple of ways to get conversation flowing.

Client handouts

> Chronic intestinal disease in cats

> Will my pet be in pain?

Client videos

> Client video: How can I recognize constipation in my cat?

> Defusing the tummy-twisting worry of GDV. Save a life! Share these videos with your clients with dogs at risk for GDV.