Geriatric and pediatric patients have differences in physiology, pharmacology, and anatomy. Yet their anesthetic needs are often very similar to each other.

Opposite Ends of the Life Cycle, Similar Anesthetic Needs

Geriatric patients are generally assumed to be at higher risk than healthy young adults when undergoing anesthesia, but healthy pediatric patients should also be approached as challenges for the anesthetist. This article provides an overview of anesthesia considerations for both old and young patients.

November/December 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 6

Canine parvovirus is a longstanding nemesis of veterinary professionals. Learn why enteral feeding benefits patients with this common disease and how to measure, place, and use nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.

How and Why to Feed Canine Parvovirus Patients Right Away

Canine parvovirus is a longstanding nemesis of veterinary professionals. Learn why enteral feeding benefits patients with this common disease and how to measure, place, and use nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.

September/October 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 5

Preoperative Roles and Responsibilities of the Veterinary Surgical Nurse

Preoperative Roles and Responsibilities of the Veterinary Surgical Nurse

Successful surgical outcomes rely on more than the operative procedures themselves. Veterinary surgical nurses play critical roles in preparing the patient, the surgical suite, and the owner.

July/August 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 4

When Extraction Is Not an Option

When Extraction Is Not an Option

Treatment of periodontal disease typically involves tooth extraction. However, in some circumstances, the client may wish to avoid extraction. Learn about some of the alternative periodontal therapies.

May/June 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 3

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Urethral Obstruction in Male Cats

Urethral obstruction is a relatively common and potentially life-threatening emergency. Prompt, appropriate treatment and supportive care can give patients a good prognosis.

May/June 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 3

Purr-fect Feline Anesthesia

Purr-fect Feline Anesthesia

Anesthetizing cats can present several challenges, from managing patient stress to administering anesthetics to monitoring during the procedure. Read this article for information that can help you improve the anesthesia experience for your feline patients.

March/April 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 2

Pain Management for Dental Patients

Pain Management for Dental Patients

Pain management is also a critical component of a comprehensive dental service. This article gives an overview of the physiology of pain, offers a discussion of a variety of analgesic agents, and provides information to help create an effective pain management protocol for dental patients.

March/April 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 2

The Ins and Outs of Managing Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

The Ins and Outs of Managing Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Managing chronic kidney disease in cats can be a daunting task and is often frustrating for owners as well as practitioners and technicians.

January/February 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 1


Shock: An Overview

Shock is a sequela of trauma and diseases commonly seen in emergency practice, such as heart failure, inflammatory conditions (e.g., pancreatitis), or sepsis.

January/February 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 1


Scratching the Surface of Allergies in Dogs

Pruritus—a classic sign of allergic disease—is a common complaint described by dog owners.

January/February 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 1