Small Animal Pediatrics, The First 12 Months of Life

Small Animal Pediatrics

The First 12 Months of Life

By Michael E. Peterson, DVM, MS, Reid Veterinary Hospital, Albany, OR, USA and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA


Section I: General Considerations

  1. Prenatal Care of the Bitch and Queen
  2. Birth and the First 24 Hours
  3. History and Physical Examination of the Neonate
  4. History and Physical Examination of the Weanling and Adolescent
  5. Growth
  6. Husbandry of the Neonate
  7. Standards of Care in Pediatrics
  8. Nutritional Requirements and Feeding of Growing Puppies and Kittens
  9. Care of the Orphaned Puppy and Kitten
  10. Emergency and Critical Care Issues
  11. Neonatal and Pediatric Mortality
  12. Feline Behavioral Development
  13. Canine Behavioral Development
  14. Immunologic Development and Immunization
  15. Section II: Common Infectious Diseases in Puppies and Kittens

  16. Bacterial Infections
  17. Viral Infections
  18. Fungal Infections
  19. Diseases Formerly Known as Rickettsial: The Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, Anaplasmoses, and Neorickettsial and Coxiella Infections
  20. Parasitic and Protozoal Diseases
  21. Approach to the Febrile Patient
  22. Section III: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches to the Pediatric Patient

  23. Radiographic Considerations of the Young Patient
  24. Ultrasonography of the Young Patient
  25. Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient
  26. Surgical Considerations in the Young Patient
  27. Pediatric Fracture Management
  28. Pain Assessment and Management
  29. Pharmacological Considerations in the Young Patient
  30. Toxicological Considerations in the Young Patient
  31. Effective Use of a Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
  32. Clinical Chemistry of the Puppy and Kitten
  33. Postmortem Examination of the Puppy and Kitten
  34. Section IV: Systematic Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Conditions

  35. The Cardiovascular System
  36. The Hematologic and Lymphoid Systems
  37. The Respiratory System
  38. Dentistry and the Oral Cavity
  39. The Gastrointestinal Tract
  40. The Liver, Biliary Tract, and Exocrine Pancreas
  41. The Urinary System
  42. The Reproductive Tract
  43. The Neurologic System
  44. The Skin and Ear
  45. The Musculoskeletal System
  46. The Eye
  47. Clinical Approach to Nutritional Conditions
  48. The Endocrine System
  49. Selected Zoonotic Diseases: Puppies and Kittens