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Veterinary Focus

Issue number 33.3 Date Published 15/12/2023

Caring for the senior pet

Caring for the senior pet

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Issue number33.3 Published 15/12/2023

Sarcopenia and weight management in older dogs

Muscle loss, or sarcopenia, in old dogs is a real and frequent problem; this article discusses how best to recognize and treat it

By Matthew A. Kopke

Issue number33.3 Published 22/12/2023

How I approach… The old coughing dog

The old dog that presents with a chronic cough can offer a number of diagnostic possibilities, as Lynelle Johnson describes here

By Lynelle R. Johnson

Issue number33.3 Published 05/01/2024

Dermatology and the aging dog

As dogs age, their skin also ages; this paper offers an overview of what these changes are and the most common dermatologic conditions seen in older dogs.

By Mitzi D. Clark

Issue number33.3 Published 12/01/2024

How I approach… Gingival enlargement in the dog

Gingival enlargement in a dog‘s mouth is a common presentation in the exam room; this paper covers the common pathologies encountered and discusses the preferred approach to treatment.

By Christopher Sauvé

Issue number33.3 Published 19/01/2024

Nutrition of aging cats

Want to know how older cats differ in their nutritional needs from younger individuals? This article tells you what you need to know.

By Lori Prantil and Becca Leung

Issue number33.3 Published 26/01/2024

Canine cognitive dysfunction

Canine “dementia” is becoming more common as our pet population ages; this article reviews the signs, differential diagnoses and treatment for such cases

By Beverley M. Wilson and Daniel S. Mills

Issue number33.3 Published 09/02/2024

Pathologic hypercalcemia in the dog

This paper looks at differential diagnoses and therapeutic management options when a dog is found to have elevated calcium levels.

By Jordan M. Hampel and Timothy M. Fan

Issue number33.3 Published 23/02/2024

How I approach… A meaningful euthanasia appointment

Euthanasia is one of the most common and important procedures undertaken in veterinary medicine; here Dr. Cooney shares her thoughts on how to provide a compassionate and highly skilled end-of-life experience for both the pet patient and the caregiver.

By Kathleen Cooney