What Can Pet Owners Do at Home to Contribute to the Successful Management of Skin Disease?
Vets are very fortunate to have some outstanding medicines to treat the aetiology and clinical signs of atopy, giving both the pet and the owner relief from the angst of allergic skin disease. However, it is easy to overlook the value of topical therapies and simple environmental management routines, which can play an important role in managing the condition whilst also helping to cultivate client relationships.
Do Sugars Have Any Role in Dermatology Today?
Sugars, or carbohydrates, are the most abundant class of organic compounds found in living organisms. There are two major subfamilies; the simple sugars (monosaccharides) and the complex sugars (oligosaccharides composed of 2-10 monosaccharides and polysaccharides composed of more than 10 monosaccharides).
When The Chips Are Down
Is Your Practice Making The Most Of The Bonding Opportunities Provided by Compulsory Microchipping?
Addressing Dental Care At Home - A Combined Approach
It is important to show pet owners that dental care can be approached in a multitude of ways and alongside regular dental health checks in clinic, owners can utilise easy to use home care products which help to keep plaque and tartar at bay.
Canine Castration: Is There More Than One Way To Crack A Nut?
Along with positive socialisation, training and appropriate nutrition, castration is often considered a key component of responsible dog ownership. As well as preventing accidental mating, castration can be beneficial in preventing specific testosterone related disease and can help in the management of some behavioural issues.
Canine Dental Health
Dental disease is a very common condition affecting dogs, with an estimated 80% of dogs developing periodontal disease by the time they are three years old1,2.
Control of the Home Environment in Contributing to the Successful Management of Skin Disease
In this day and age we are blessed with many drugs to treat the cause and symptoms of allergic dermatitis which often results in topical treatments and simple environmental management routines are often not discussed with pet owners.
Travelling Dogs Going to Sunnier Climes? Skin Lesions? Don’t Forget Leishmania!
With soaring numbers of animals crossing the channel every year, as well as rescue dogs from abroad and owners moving to this country, UK vets are confronted with diseases that were very rarely identified before the PETS scheme made travelling beloved pets to EU countries much easier.