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A look back at the top 10 veterinary handouts of 2014
How many of our most popular handouts did you use this year?
We at dvm360 compiled the 10 most downloaded veterinary client handouts and practice forms of 2014. Enjoy a look back, help yourself to any handouts you missed and don't forget you can check out hundreds of forms and handouts at dvm360.com/forms.
1. Understanding Ebola: Fear is high, but risk is minimal
As the country and the world struggled to manage the 2014 Ebola outbreak, concern over public health was high. And pet owners had questions and concerns after Spanish health officials ordered the euthanasia of an Ebola patient's dog out of fear the pet could spread the disease. Response was different in the United States. Health officials decided to isolate and monitor the 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel belonging to Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted the virus after caring for an Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. We hope this handout provided your clients with facts about Ebola and helped them better understand the minimal risk of contracting Ebola in the United States. Get the handout.
2. The canine ladder of aggression
Stop the escalation of aggression in your canine patients by posting this handout around your veterinary clinic. Consider passing it out to your clients as well. Get the handout.
3. Veterinary clinic BINGO
To ease the strain of the not-so-fun part of practice, Ciera Miller, CVT, Firstline Editorial Advisory Board member, recommends playing team bingo. Get the form.
4. Stress triggers for cats
How much are your clients contributing to their cats' anxiety and behavior issues? Do they assume their cats "know" English? Help them discover the best ways to handle their pets. Get the handout.
5. Signs that indicate pain in pets
Make sure you can readily recognize these signs to ensure patients aren't suffering. Get the handout.
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6. 10 things to do if your pet is lost
Losing is a pet is scary. Help pet owners take the right steps to reunite with their pets with these 10 tips. Get the handout.
7. Signs of anxiety and fear
Are you familiar with all the signs of fear or anxiety in pets? Check out this handout to see all the ways veterinary patients exhibit discomfort-in the clinic and at home. Get the handout.
8. Stress triggers for dogs
How much are your clients contributing to their dogs' anxiety and behavior issues? Help them discover the best ways to handle their pets. Get the handout.
9. Spaying or neutering your dog
Give this handout to clients to provide them with more information on spay and neuter surgeries-plus, the truth behind common myths and misconceptions. Get the handout.
10. My cat has diabetes-now what?
With proper care, this common disease is actually quite manageable and cats can maintain a good quality of life. Here's what clients need to know. Get the handout.
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11. How many calories is a mouse?
It may be strange to wonder how a mouse would factor on the Weight Watchers “point” system, but it may interest your clients to know when faced with changing the diet of an overweight or obese cat. Get the handout.
12. Your cat's mouth and teeth
Red gums, bad breath? Help veterinary clients understand the importance of oral health when it comes to their cat. Get the handout.
13. My dog has diabetes-now what?
With proper care, this common disease is actually quite manageable and dogs can maintain a good quality of life. Here's what clients need to know. Get the handout.
14. Your dog's mouth and teeth
If the closest your clients are getting to dental care is sloppy kisses from their canine cohort, use this handout to stress the importance of dental hygiene for their dog. Get the handout.
15. 10 easy steps to housetrain your dog
This handout gives clients tips and tricks to successfully train their dog to eliminate in an appropriate location. Get the handout.