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Veterinary team members rescue senior cats
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When an elderly pet owner's health declined, a group of veterinary colleagues rallied to offer support and find a new home for his senior cats.
7 steps to make your veterinary practice comfortable for older pets
FIRSTLINE
Use these tips to ease the pain and strain of a veterinary visit for senior pets.
Prevent accidental medication exposures in pets
Pet Poison Helpline
Learn about some of the most common accidental medication exposures. Then teach pet owners to avoid these dangers.
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Managing fractious cats (Proceedings)
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Fractious cats are an inevitable part of small animal practice. A client's decision to return to your hospital for future veterinary services may hinge on how the doctor and staff deal with these patients. In fact, your level of achievement in the "art of practice" is seen vividly in your ability to deal with these difficult patients.
Launching technician appointments and other services: sharing solutions that work (Proceedings)
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It isn't uncommon to find practices that, either formally or informally, offer technician appointments; i.e. patient visits in which certain services are provided to the pet and pet owner by a credentialed veterinary technician instead of by a veterinarian.
Restraint, physical examination and venipuncture techniques in reptiles (Proceedings)
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Most snakes can be easily captured directly out of the carrier or cage they are in. If the snake is aggressive, it may be necessary to use a towel along with leather gloves to safely capture it. In these cases, it is easiest to gently toss the towel over the snake and find the head.
Communicating with clients—they really don't know squat about taking care of their pets (Proceedings)
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Veterinarians and their team members have been working for years to educate pet owners about the care their pets need in order for them to stay happy and healthy. Undoubtedly we've made some progress, but results from the recently released Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study indicate we have a long way to go; many pet owners simply don't understand the need for what is generally accepted as routine care.
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The flea control toolkit
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This toolkit delivers articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools all designed to make it as easy as possible to discuss flea control with your team and clients. (With an educational grant provided by Merck)
Resources to help you and your team connect with cat-owning clients
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Put these feline-focused handouts to work for your veterinary clinic today.
The dermatology toolkit
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This toolkit delivers articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools all designed to make it as easy as possible to discuss dermatology issues with your team and clients. (With an educational grant provided by Zoetis)
Finding the sunshine in euthanasia
FIRSTLINE
The story of the life of a dog named Chance—and the special way we said goodbye—reminded me how beautiful the euthanasia experience can be.

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