Small Animal Practice Client Handouts

Small Animal Practice Client Handouts

By Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists; Director, Smokey Mountain Veterinary Services, Walland, TN; Ophthalmology Services at Village Veterinary Medical Center, Farragut, TN


Section 1: Procedures and Techniques

Section Editor: Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVO

Amputation, Limb

Arthrodesis

Blood Pressure Measurement, Indirect

Bone Marrow Aspiration and Evaluation

Bronchoscopy

Castration of the Male Cat

Castration of the Male Dog

Chemotherapy and Your Pet

Dialysis

Echocardiography

Electrocardiography - Intermittent and Continuous

Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy

Fluid Therapy

Fracture Repair: Casts and Splints

Fracture Repair: External Skeletal Fixation

Fracture Repair: Internal Fixation

Laboratory Tests of Kidney Function

Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Oxygen Therapy

Physical Rehabilitation

Preoperative Evaluation

Sterilization of the Female Dog

Sterilization of the Female Cat

Subcutaneous Fluid Administration

Total Hip Arthroplasty

Transfusion Therapy in Dogs

Transfusion Therapy in Cats

Treatment of Resistant Seizures

Treatment of Seizures

Triple Pelvic Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia

Section 2: Cardiovascular System

Section Editor: Rebecca Gompf, DVM, MS, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Aortic Stenosis

Arterial Thromboembolism, Peripheral

Atrial Premature Contractions and Tachycardia

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrioventricular Valve Degeneration in Dogs

Cardiac Tumors

Cardiomyopathy, Boxer

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs, Left -Sided

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Endocarditis

Heartworm Disease in Cats

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Occult Cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Pericardial Effusion

Peritoneopericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia

Persistent right aortic arch

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonic Stenosis

Right -Sided Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Second and Third Degree Heart Block

Sick Sinus Syndrome and Atrial Standstill

Sinus Arrhythmia

Sinus Bradycardia

Systemic Hypertension

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tricuspid and Mitral Valve Dysplasia

Ventricular and Atrial Septal Defects

Ventricular Fibrillation and Cardiac Arrest

Ventricular Premature Contractions and Tachycardia

Section 3: Respiratory System

Section Editor: Ronald M. Bright, DVM, MSD, ACVS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Allergic Bronchitis in Cats

Allergic Bronchitis in Dogs

Brachycephalic Syndrome

Bronchitis, Acute

Bronchitis, Chronic

Bullous Lung Disease

Diaphragmatic Hernia

Flail Chest

Laryngeal Collapse in Dogs

Laryngeal Paralysis

Laryngitis and Tracheitis

Laryngeal and Tracheal Neoplasia

Lung Lobe Torsion

Lung Tumors

Mediastinal Masses

Nasal and Nasopharyngeal Polyps in Cats

Nasal Tumors, Malignant

Pleural Effusion

Pneumonia, Aspiration

Pneumonia, Bacterial

Pneumonia, Fungal

Pneumothorax

Pulmonary Contusions

Pulmonary Edema

Rhinoscopy

Rhinitis/Sinusitis in Cats

Rhinitis/Sinusitis in Dogs

Tracheal Collapse in Dogs

Tracheal Obstruction

Tracheal Trauma

Section 4: Neurologic System

Section Editors: Courtenay F. Ratterree, DVM; Marc Kent, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine/Neurology); Scott J Schatzberg, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), PhD

Atlantoaxial Subluxation in the Dog

Botulism

Brachial Plexus Avulsion

Brain Tumors

Canine Distemper Neurologic Disease

Caudal Occipital (Chiari-like) Malformation and Syringohydromyelia

Degenerative Myelopathy

Discospondylitis

Fibrocartilaginous Embolic Myelopathy 

Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis and Necrotizing Encephalitis

Head Trauma

Hydrocephalus

Idiopathic Epilepsy

Idiopathic Facial Nerve Paralysis

Idiopathic Peripheral Vestibular Disease

Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuropathy

Intervertebral Disc Disease

Ischemic Brain Injury (Stroke)

Lumbosacral Disease, Degenerative

Myasthenia gravis

Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors

Polyradiculoneuritis in Dogs, Acute

Seizures: Causes and Diagnosis

Spinal Cord Trauma

Spinal Tumors 

Spondylosis Deformans

Steroid Responsive Meningeal Arteritis

Tick Paralysis

Tremor Syndrome

Caudal Cervical Spondylopathy (Wobbler Syndrome)

Section 5: Digestive System

Section Editor: Craig G. Ruaux, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM

Anal Sac Diseases

Cholangiohepatitis in Cats

Colitis, Acute

Colitis, Chronic

Cleft Palate

Copper Storage Hepatopathy in Dogs

Epulis in Dogs

Esophageal Foreign Body

Esophagitis & Esophageal Stricture

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Fecal Incontinence

Gall Bladder Disease in Dogs

Gastric Foreign Body

Gastric Neoplasia

Gastritis, Acute

Gastritis, Chronic

Gastrointestinal Ulceration

Gingivitis

Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatitis in Dogs, Chronic

Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis in Dogs

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

Intestinal Neoplasia

Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal Parasites

Lymphoplasmacytic Stomatitis in Cats

Megacolon in Cats

Megaesophagus

Oral Melanoma in Dogs

Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats

Pancreatitis in Dogs

Pancreatitis in Cats

Perianal Fistula in Dogs

Perianal Tumors

Perineal Hernia in Dogs

Portosystemic Vascular Anomalies

Protein-losing Enteropathy

Salivary Mucocele in Dogs

Section 6: Endocrine System

Section Editor: Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVO

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Mellitus in Cats

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing?s Disease) in Dogs

Hypercalcemia

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison?s Disease)

Hypoglycemia

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Section 7: Urinary System

Section Editor: Catherine E. Langston, DVM, DACVIM

Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

Acute Kidney Failure

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy in Dogs

Bladder Cancer

Bladder Stones in Cats

Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder Trauma

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs

Cystitis in Cats

Cystitis in Dogs

Ectopic Ureter in Dogs

Fanconi Syndrome in Dogs

Kidney Dysplasia in Dogs

Kidney Stones in Cats

Kidney Toxins (Nephrotoxicosis)

Kidney Transplantation in Cats

Perinephric Pseudocysts in Cats

Polycystic Kidney Disease in Cats

Prostate Cancer in Dogs

Prostatic and Paraprostatic Cysts in Dogs

Prostatitis and Prostatic Abscessation in Dogs

Protein- Losing Nephropathy in Dogs

Urine Protein Assays in Dogs

Pyelonephritis, Kidney Infection

Renal Neoplasia

Ureteral Obstruction in Cats

Urethral Prolapse in Dogs

Urethritis

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Urethral Obstruction in Cats

Section 8: Reproductive System

Section Editor: Ronald M. Bright, DVM, MS, DACVS

Agalactia

Cryptorchidism in Dogs and Cats

Dystocia in Dogs and Cats

Eclampsia in Dogs

Infertility in Male Dogs

Infertility in the Bitch

Infertility in the Queen

Infertility in the Tom

Mammary Fibroadenomatous Hyperplasia

Mammary Tumors in Cats

Mammary Tumors in Dogs

Mastitis

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome

Paraphimosis in Dogs

Penile Tumors in Dogs

Phimosis

Pregnancy Loss in the Bitch

Pseudocyesis

Pyometra Complex

Subinvolution of Placental Sites in Dogs

Testicular Tumors in Dogs

Uterine Prolapse

Vaginal Edema in Dogs

Vaginitis in Dogs

Section 9: Hemolymphatic System

Section Editor: Kristi S. Lively, DVM, DABVP

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Anemia in Dogs and Cats

Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicity

Aplastic Anemia

Babesia Infection in Dogs

Cancer-Associated Hypercalcemia

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Coagulopathy Associated with Liver Disease

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Fever of Unknown Origin

Hemobartonellosis in Cats

Hemophilia A

Hemophilia B

Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia

Lymphedema

Lymphoma in Cats

Lymphoma in Dogs

Primary and Secondary Polycythemia

Splenic Hemangiosarcoma

Splenic Torsion

Splenomegaly

Mastocy Tosis

Thrombocytopenia - Other Causes

Thrombosis

Von Willebrand Disease

Section 10: Immune System

Section Editor: Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVO

Allergic Reactions

Extramedullary Plasmacytoma

Malignant Histiocytosis and Histiocytic Sarcoma

Multiple Myeloma

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs-Systemic Aspects

Section 11: Musculoskeletal System

Section Editor: Mark C. Rochat, DVM, MS, DACVS

Angular Limb Deformities in Dogs

Bicipital Tendinopathy

Bone Tumors

Calcaneal Tendon Injury

Juvenile Carpal Hyperextension/Hyperflexion Disorder

Carpal and Tarsal Shearing Injuries

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

Elbow Incongruency

Traumatic Elbow Luxation

Fibrotic Myopathies

Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process Disease

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip Luxation

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy in Dogs

Hypertrophic Osteopathy in Dogs

Immune-Mediated Arthritis

Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

Mandibular Fractures

Masticatory Myositis

Nutritional Bone Diseases

Osteoarthritis - Medical Management

Osteochondrosis (Osteochondritis Dissecans)

Osteomyelitis

Panosteitis in Dogs

Patella Luxation

Sacroiliac Luxation

Scapular Luxation

Septic Arthritis

Shoulder Luxation

Stifle Luxation

Ununited Anconeal Process Disease in Dogs

Section 12: Dermatologic System

Section Editor: Emily Rothstein, DVM, DACVD

Acute Moist Dermatitis in Dogs

Alopecia X

Asymmetrical Claw (Toenail) Disease

Atopic Dermatitis

Atypical Mycobacteriosis

Benign Skin Tumors in Dogs

Cheyletiellosis

Cutaneous or Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Cutaneous (Epitheliotropic) - T Cell Lymphoma

Cyclical Flank Alopecia

Deep Bacterial Pyoderma and Furunculosis

Demodicosis in Dogs

Dermatophytosis

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex in Cats

Exfoliative Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Feline Acne

Flea Allergic Dermatitis

Food Reactions, Adverse

Juvenile Cellulitis

Lipomas in Dogs

Malassezia Dermatitis

Mast Cell Tumors in Cats

Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

Nasal Depigmentation

Notoedric Mange

Pemphigus Complex

Pinnal Seborrhea

Plasma Cell Pododermatitis in Cats

Primary Seborrhea

Sarcoptic Mange

Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs

Skin Fold Pyoderma (Intertrigo)

Sporotrichosis

Subcutaneous Abscesses and Cellulitis

Superficial Bacterial Folliculitis in Dogs

Symmetrical Claw (Toenail) Disease

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) -Dermatologic Aspects

Vaccine-Associated Vasculitis in Dogs

Vitamin-A Responsive Dermatosis

Zinc-Responsive Dermatosis

 Section 13: Diseases of the Eye

Section Editor: Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVO

Anterior Uveitis

Cataracts

Chorioretinitis and Optic Neuritis

Collie Eye Anomaly

Conjunctivitis

Corneal Ulceration

Distichiasis and Ectopic Cilia

Ectropion

Entropion

Eyelid Tumors

Feline Corneal Sequestration

Feline Eosinophilic Keratitis

Feline Herpesvirus Keratoconjunctivitis

Glaucoma in Cats

Glaucoma in Dogs

Horner?s Syndrome

Hypertensive Retinopathy

Hyphema

Intraocular Tumors

Iridociliary Cysts

Iris Melanosis of Cats

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)

Lens Luxation and Subluxation

Lipid Keratopathy

Orbital Cellulitis & Abscessation

Orbital Tumors

Pannus

Persistent Corneal Erosions

Pigmentary Keratitis

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Prolapse of the Gland of the Third Eyelid

Proptosis of the Eye

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Dysplasia

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration

Taurine Retinopathy

Section 14: Diseases of the Ear

Section Editor: Lynette K. Cole, DVM, MS, DACVD

Aural Hematoma

Deafness

Otitis Externa

Otitis Interna

Otitis Media

Section 15: Infectious Diseases

Section Editor: Lynn Guptill-Yoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Bartonellosis

Blstomycosis

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)

Brucellosis in Dogs

Campylobacteriosis

Canine Distemper Virus

Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough)

Canine Influenza

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever, San Joaquin Valley Fever)

Cryptococcosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Cytauxzoonosis

Canine Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis

Enteric Coccidiosis

Feline Coronavirus

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Feline Leukemia Virus

Feline Upper Respiratory Infection

Giardiasis

Helicobacteriosis

Hepatozoonosis in Dogs

Histoplasmosis

Leishmaniasis

Leptospirosis

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Infections

Neosporosis in Dogs

Parvovirus in Cats

Canine Parvovirus

Protothecosis in Dogs

Pythiosis

Rabies

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Tetanus

Toxoplasmosis

Tritrichomoniasis in Cats

Section 16: Behavioral Disorders

Section Editor: Elizabeth A. Shull, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), DACVB

Aggression Amongst Household Cats

Dominance Aggression in Dogs

Elimination Problems in Cats

Elimination Problems in Dogs

Fear and Anxiety Disorders in Dogs

Petting Intolerance and Status Aggression in Cats

Play Aggression in Cats

Possessive and Territorial Aggression in Dogs

Section 17: Nutritional Disorders

Section Editor: Joseph W. Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Feeding Trials for Possible Food Allergy

Homemade Diets

Obesity in Cats

Obesity in Dogs

Overnutrition of Large Breed Dogs

Taurine Deficiency

Section 18: Toxicology

Section Editor: Petra A. Volmer, DVM, MS, DABVT, DABT

Acetaminophen Toxicity

Amitraz Toxicosis

Antifreeze Toxicity

Avermectin Toxicity

Bread DoughToxicity

Chocolate and Methylxanthine Toxicity

Cholecalciferol Rodenticide Poisoning

Grapes and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Herbal Toxicities

Lead Poisoning

Macadamia Nut Toxicity in Dogs

Metaldehyde Poisoning

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Toxicity

Organophosphorus and Carbamate Insecticide Poisoning

Paintball Toxicity

Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity

Strychnine Poisoning

Toxicity from Illicit Human Drugs - Depressants

Toxicity from Illicit Human Drugs - Opioids & Stimulants

Xylitol Toxicosis in Dogs

Zinc Toxicity

Section 19: Environmental Disorders

Section Editor: Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVD

Burns

Electrical Cord Injury

Heat Prostration

Shock

Venomous Snake Bites