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Home monitoring of heart rate and heart rhythm with a smartphone-based ECG in dogs

T. Vezzosi, R. Tognetti, C. Buralli, F. Marchesotti, V. Patata, E. Zini and O. Domenech | Veterinary Record | December 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of owners recording ECG tracings of their dogs at home with a smartphone ECG device, to assess owner satisfaction with carrying out the task and to assess the quality of the ECG tracings for interpretation…

Prospective randomised blinded clinical trial assessing effectiveness of three dental plaque control methods in dogs

R.M. Allan, V.J. Adams and N.W. Johnston | Journal of Small Animal Practice | December 2018
The aim of this randomised, blinded clinical trial was to investigate the effectiveness of three commonly used stand-alone methods of controlling dental plaque accumulation using a ‘clean mouth’ model…

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Associations of body condition score with health conditions related to overweight and obesity in cats

K.T. Teng, P.D. McGreevy, J.A.M.L. Toribio, D. Raubenheimer, K. Kendall and N.K. Dhand | Journal of Small Animal Practice | October 2018
The aim of this retrospective case study was to investigate possible associations between body condition score (BCS) and health conditions that relate to overweight and obesity (O&O) in cats…

The clinical efficacy of EMLA cream for intravenous catheter placement in client-owned dogs

H. van oostrom and T.G. Knowles | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | September 2018
The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of EMLA, a topical anaesthetic cream containing lidocaine and prilocaine, on dogs in a clinical setting prior to placement of intravenous (IV) catheter, and to compare efficacy after a 30 or 60-minute application time…

Assessment of quality of life and chronic pain in dogs

Z. Belshaw and J. Yeates | The Veterinary Journal | September 2018
The aim of this paper, which is written by two experts in the field, is to summarise recent developments in the understanding and assessment of quality of life (QOL) and chronic pain in dogs and to provide recommendations in this area…

AAFP feline anesthesia guideline

S.A. Robertson, S.M. Gogolski, P. Pascoe, H.L. Shafford, J. Sager, G.M. Griffenhagen | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2018
The aim of these guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is to make anaesthesia and sedation safer for feline patients; they are the first feline-specific anaesthesia guidelines…

Recurrent seizures in cats: Treatment – which antiepileptic drugs are recommended?

M. Hazenfratz and S.M. Taylor | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | August 2018
This is the second paper in a short series of articles on the diagnosis and treatment of recurrent seizures in cats, it sets out to the various treatment options for both recurrent seizures and the acute treatment of status epilepticus…

Evaluating the effect of metronidazole plus amoxicillin-clavulanate versus amoxicillin-clavulanate alone in canine haemorrhagic diarrhoea: a randomised controlled trial in primary care practice

V. Ortiz, L. Klein, S. Channell, B. simpson, B. Wright, C. Edwards, R. Gilbert, R. Day and S.L. Caddy | Journal of Small Animal Practice | July 2018
In primary care practice haemorrhagic diarrhoea in dogs is one of the most common conditions for which antibiotics are prescribed…

Minimising complications in soft tissue surgery — recent advances

T. Charlesworth | Companion Animal | May 2018
Discussion of complications in surgery has traditionally focused on surgical training and the refinement of technical skills in an attempt to minimise the severity and frequency of these complications…

ECG of a dog

How ECG monitoring contributes to patient care

C. Pace | The Veterinary Nurse | May 2018
Electrocardiography (ECG) is a valuable monitoring aid that records information concerning the rate, rhythm and electrical activity of the heart…