Hyperkalaemia, pt 1: clinical signs and causes

Hyperkalaemia is a relatively common electrolyte abnormality encountered in the clinic and always requires immediate attention, as myocardial toxicity can occur when serum potassium concentration gets sufficiently high (exceeding 5.5mmol/L). Hyperkalemia causes clinical signs due to its effect on the resting membrane potential. The increase in potassium causes depolarisation of this potential, which, in effect, … Read more

Purina launches two renal vet diets for cats

Purina has launched two veterinary diets to meet the nutritional needs of cats in the early and late stages of kidney disease. Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Early Care and Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Advanced Care have been formulated to meet the nutritional needs of cats in International Renal Interest … Read more

New study finds vegan diet dogs may live longer

Dogs fed plant-based diets could live up to 18 months longer than those on meat-based alternatives, a new study from North America has suggested. A leading pro-vegan scientist has hailed the findings and claimed continuing opposition to the feeding program from some quarters of the veterinary sector is not in animals’ best interests. And the … Read more

Purina launches new renal diets – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Purina has launched the very snappily named Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Early Care and Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Advanced Care, designed to meet the nutritional needs of cats in International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) stage one and two (early phase ) and IRIS stage three and four (late phase) … 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

Purina launches feline renal care webinars

Feline renal care will be covered in a two-part series of webinars being organized for vets and nurses across Europe by Purina. The nutrition company said the sessions will provide practical information to help manage difficult cases and focus on the importance of early diagnosis. Attracting two hours of CPD credits, the webinars are on … Read more

New webinar series on feline renal care for nurses – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Purina is hosting two free one-hour webinars on feline renal care for veterinary nurses on the 7th and 28th June at 7pm (British Summer Time) The webinars will provide practical information to help manage renal cases, focusing on the importance of early diagnosis. Led by feline medicine experts, Dr Tommaso Furlanello PhD ECVCP Dip and … Read more

Symposium on feline CKD available free to vet professionals

A Purina symposium on the latest advances in feline renal care is available free to vets and nurses. The event was originally a live broadcast, but has now been made available as video content, providing five hours of CPD which can be used for improved patient care. It features speakers including Dottie Laflamme and Sarah … Read more

Anderson Moores confirms two more Alabama rot cases

Two more cases of potentially fatal cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) have been confirmed in the UK – bringing this year total number to five. Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Winchester – which has been leading research into CRGV, also known as Alabama rot – has confirmed cases in Bristol and Devon. Leading the … Read more