The small dog trend: impact of size on pet health

The small dog trend: impact of size on pet health

Author: Jamie L. Freyer

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.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in dogs

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in dogs

Author: Darryl L. Millis

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.

Canine hydrocephalus

Canine hydrocephalus

Author: William B. Thomas

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.

Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia

Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia

Authors: Ludovic Pelligand, Sandra Sanchis Mora

This condition is most commonly seen in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and can have a severe impact on the quality of an affected dog’s life. Sandra Sanchis Mora and Ludovic Pelligand offer an overview of the condition, the underlying pathophysiology, and the options currently available to manage the disease.

Paroxysmal gluten-sensitive dyskinesia in Border Terriers

Paroxysmal gluten-sensitive dyskinesia in Border Terriers

Author: Mark Lowrie

Certain dog breeds are recognized as being prone to certain diseases, and many are well-known in the veterinary world. Here Mark Lowrie describes an unusual condition that has been recently reported in Border Terriers with an unknown etiology but which appears to respond to a gluten-free diet.

Texture analysis of wet petfood

Texture analysis of wet petfood

Author: Hervé Rehault

The texture of any given foodstuff is dependent on many different factors, and in turn links to other aspects of the food, including palatability and ease of ingestion. Hervé Rehault offers a brief insight into the science of texture analysis and how it impacts on formulating a diet suitable for small dogs.

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