Dogs with sore feet may at first sight be mundane and easy to treat, but pitfalls await the unwary; Rosanna Marsella takes a personal look at what can be a remarkably complex clinical disorder and gives some useful tips for diagnosis and treatment
Although dental disease is commonly seen in all breeds of dog, smaller dogs are more prone to certain specific dental disorders. Jenna Winer and Frank Verstraete present a pictorial guide to some of the most frequently encountered conditions and how to treat them.
Some of the smaller breeds of dog are prone to hydrocephalus, which can be associated with various health problems; William Thomas describes how to best diagnose the condition and the preferred options to treat and manage affected patients.
Avascular necrosis of the femoral head – more commonly known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease – is a commonly occurring problem in small dog breeds. Professor Millis presents an overview of the disease and the preferred options available for treating the condition.
Smaller dog breeds are becoming more and more popular – for a number of reasons – but this popularity comes at a price. Jamie Freyer reviews the situation and discusses some of the most important factors that clinicians need to be familiar with.
Terminology can be important when dealing with canine urinary problems, as it facilitates clear understanding of the disease process and assists in decision-making for both diagnosis and treatment, as J. Scott Weese describes.
Simple to use and remarkably effective, feeding a sick dog via an intra-nasal tube can be an invaluable adjunct in a variety of clinical situations and is often a decisive factor in ensuring a positive outcome in many cases; in this paper Joris Robben and Chiara Valtolina highlight the practicalities involved for optimal results.
Endoscopy is now widely available for the investigation of gastrointestinal disease in dogs; Franck Jolivet and Olivier Dossin present a practical, case-based paper that illustrates the versatility of the endoscope, along with some useful tips on how to best use this diagnostic option in practice.