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January 18, 2019

Risk of recurrent feline urethral obstruction in cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Blog

In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we interview Dr. Marc Seitz, on a study "Evaluation for association between indwelling urethral catheter placement and risk of recurrent urethral obstruction in cats." Does outpatient FUO therapy work? Do we see increased risk of recurrent FUO in cats?

January 11, 2019

Dental Health Month with Dr. Heidi Lobprise, DAVDC | VETgirl Online Veterinary Continuing Education Blog

In today's VETgirl online veterinary CE blog, we interview Dr. Heidi Lobprise, DAVDC on dental health month in veterinary medicine. How can be better communicate to pet owners the importance of dental health? Should we be sending home all dental prophys with antibiotics and analgesics?

January 4, 2019

How to place a SPICA splint on a dog | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Blog

In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we discuss when and how to place a SPICA splint on a dog or cat. If you want to immobilize the humerus or the femur of a veterinary patient to provide support to fractures and tendons, you need to know how to place a SPICA bandage.

December 28, 2018

Assessing the coagulopathic patient | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Blog

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC reviews coagulation panel related in the veterinary patient. Patients with coagulopathies may present with a variety of clinical signs based on not only the underlying disease process, but also the type of coagulopathy.

December 21, 2018

Central venous jugular catheters in critically ill dogs and cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Blog

In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we interview Dr. Deborah Silverstein, DACVECC, Professor in Critical Care at PennVet on the use of central venous jugular catheters in critically ill dogs and cats?

December 14, 2018

How to perform a thoracocentesis in a cat | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Blog

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education blog, we demonstrate how to perform a thoracocentesis in a dyspneic cat with pleural effusion. As dyspneic cats are very fragile, gentle, limited handling should be used to minimize stress. A TFAST ultrasound and thoracocentesis should be performed ASAP.

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