Cat blood pressure checks too infrequent, study claims

Vets are being urged to carry out more regular checks on cats’ blood pressure following an international study of nearly 9,000 animals. Almost 40 percent of cats included in the research, published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgerywere found to have hypertension, based on current guidelines. Researchers believe more routine monitoring will make … Read more

Anesthesia, analgesia and sedation: right option at right time

The confidential inquiries into perioperative equine fatalities have contributed significantly to our understanding of the procedures and challenges in equine anesthesia. ANESTHESIA Preliminary results from the fourth confidential inquiry (CEPEF4) were published towards the end of 2021 (Gozalo-Marcilla et al), with data compiled from 6,701 procedures under general anesthesia and 1,955 standing sedations across 69 … Read more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt 5: advanced life support

Advanced life support (ALS) can only be initiated once basic life support (BLS) has begun. Where BLS refers to the initial stages of intubation, ventilation and chest compression, ALS is the advanced stage where vasopressors, positive inotropes, anticholinergics, correction of electrolyte disturbances, volume deficits, severe anemia and defibrillation are performed. This is an important aspect … Read more

sponsored An update on dietary management of renal disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent disease estimated to affect 30% of cats over the age of 121. Risk factors and causes associated with the development of CKD are currently not well elucidated, and most cases are classified as idiopathic in origin. However, what we do know is that appropriate dietary management of … Read more

Vet nurses asked to help with ‘biggest ever’ feline hypertension survey – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Dr. Sarah Caney, RCVS recognized Specialist in Feline Medicine, is asking all vet nurses to take part in what she hopes will be the biggest online feline hypertension survey conducted so far, with the aim of getting an accurate insight into how vet teams currently assess blood pressure in cats. Everyone taking part in the … Read more

Ocular protection and helping blind pets adapt to life

For many people, the news their pet is going, or has gone, blind can be devastating, especially when the condition is incurable. No matter the cause, the main concern for the owner and diagnosing vet is likely to be maintaining or maximizing the patient’s quality of life. Blinding conditions Generalized progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is … Read more

It’s Feline Hypertension Awareness Month – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

In case you’ve missed the start of the national celebrations, it’s Feline Hypertension Awareness Month (FHAM), which offers an opener for dialogue with pet owners about the impact of hypertension on their cats. The campaign is being fronted this year by a number of social media influencers, appropriately including Cat the Vet, aka Cat Henstridge … Read more

Cornish Veterinary Association’s CPD day draws in delegates

More than 100 vets and VNs enjoyed a day of learning across four streams when the Cornish Veterinary Association (CVA) ran its CPD day. Four streams – two companion animal, one equine and one farm animal – and an exhibition with 18 companies were organized for the day, held at the Fal building at Truro … Read more