Malassezia pachydermatis

Malassezia pachydermatis is an often overlooked dermatologic pathogen. Choose the most effective treatment for this fungal infection. 

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William Oldenhoff, DVM, DACVD, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pathogen Profile Peer Reviewed

Proteinuria

Use this algorithm to formulate a stepwise approach to the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of proteinuria in dogs and cats. 

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Jonathan Dear, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), University of California, Davis
Management Tree | Peer Reviewed

Chlamydophila felis

Chlamydophila felis is a major cause of conjunctivitis in cats. This profile highlights topical and systemic treatment options for this common infection.

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Kimberly Woodruff, DVM, MS, Mississippi State University, John Thomason, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Mississippi State University
Pathogen Profile | Peer Reviewed

Trazodone

Trazodone can safely induce sedation and reduce anxiety in dogs and cats. When might it be indicated for your patients?

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Karen Lynn C. Sueda, DVM, DACVB, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, Los Angeles, California, Julie Cho, DVM, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, Los Angeles, California
Therapeutics Snapshot | Peer Reviewed

Second-Generation H1 Antihistamines

Second-generation H1 antihistamines may control signs of atopic dermatitis and urticaria. Review doses and indications for use.

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Lluís Ferrer, DVM, PhD, DECVD, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Therapeutics Snapshot | Peer Reviewed

Deep, Progressing Corneal Ulcer with Secondary Anterior Uveitis

Deep corneal ulcers need prompt intervention. Quiz yourself on which medications get the green light and which should be avoided.

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Cynthia C. Powell, DVM, MS, DACVO, Colorado State University
Red Light, Green Light | Peer Reviewed

Which Drugs Are Most Effective in Managing Atopic Dermatitis? Part 1

Review the use of systemic and topical glucocorticoids for managing atopic dermatitis in part 1 of this series.

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Valerie A. Fadok, DVM, PhD, DACVD, North Houston Veterinary Specialists, Spring, Texas
Rx Solutions | Peer Reviewed

Which Drugs Are Most Effective in Managing Atopic Dermatitis? Part 2

Discover key insights and learn alternative options for managing atopic dermatitis in part 2 of this therapeutics series.

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Valerie A. Fadok, DVM, PhD, DACVD, North Houston Veterinary Specialists, Spring, Texas
Rx Solutions | Peer Reviewed

How Should I Treat Dogs & Cats with MDR1 Mutation?

Explore the problems and find solutions associated with treating patients with MDR1 gene mutations in this special feature.

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Katrina Mealey, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP, Washington State University
Problems & Solutions | Peer Reviewed

Chronic Upper Respiratory Tract Disease in a Cat

Can you choose the best treatment for a cat with chronic upper respiratory tract disease? Test yourself with this interactive quiz.

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Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline), catsINK, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Red Light, Green Light | Peer Reviewed

Which Drugs Can Control Systemic Arterial Hypertension in Dogs & Cats?

Discover key insights and review treatment options for managing systemic hypertension in dogs and cats. 

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Brian A. Scansen, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Rx Solutions | Peer Reviewed

Potentiated Sulfonamide Antibiotics

With sulfonamide antibiotics, careful monitoring for dose dependant and idiosyncratic reactions is crucial. Review the signs and symptoms. 

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Lauren A. Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP
Words Of Caution | Peer Reviewed

Acepromazine

What are the warnings and possible adverse events for acepromazine use in your patients? Read this overview before you prescribe this medication.

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Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA, Colorado State University
Words Of Caution | Peer Reviewed

Suspected Cutaneous Drug Reaction

Be prepared to treat cutaneous drug reactions by following the key investigative and diagnostic steps in this algorithm. 

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Alison Diesel, DVM, DACVD, Texas A&M University
Management Tree | Peer Reviewed

Compounding for the Small Animal Practitioner

In this first of a two-part series, enhance your knowledge of medication compounding to better fit the needs of your patients.

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Travis Watson, PharmD, RPh, Golden Gate Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy, San Rafael, California
Issues & Answers | Peer Reviewed

Ivermectin

Which cautionary measures should you exercise when using ivermectin to treat parasitic infections in dogs and cats? Find out here.

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Adesola Odunayo, DVM, MS, DACVECC, University of Tennessee
Words Of Caution | Peer Reviewed

Pseudomonas otitis Externa & Media

Use this investigative management tree to choose the best treatment for Pseudomonas otitis.

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Sue Paterson, MA, VetMB, DVD, DiplECVD, MRCVS, Rutland House Veterinary Hospital, St. Helens, Merceyside, United Kingdom
Management Tree | Peer Reviewed

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