Educating clients on the signs of sepsis


During an interview with dvm360® veterinary technician Walter Brown explained how veterinary professionals can help their clients identify signs of sepsis in their pets'.

When it comes to treating a sepsis patient, veterinary technician Walter Brown, RVTg, VTS, ECC, revealed that the best way to ensure a better outcome is to get the pet into the clinic as soon as possible. During an interview at the Fetch dvm360® San Diego conference, Brown stressed the importance of educating clients on this condition, plus broke down a few hallmark signs owners can look out for if they suspect their pet is septic.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Walter Brown, RVTg, VTS, ECC: The longer [veterinary professionals] wait or sit on a patient that might be septic, the harder it is to get that patient to respond to antibiotics, respond to therapies, and get them back to a condition where we can send them home. So again, with pet owners, the first thing is knowing if [their pet] has an infection or if there is a known infection, or if they have a history of an infection that can be reoccurring or has been occurring. [Clients] should not hesitate to take [their pet] to the ER clinic or call their veterinarian.

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