June 2017

  • Follow this step-by-step guide to trichograms.
  • Explore this guide for performing a diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy.
  • Review this discussion of chronic kidney disease staging in dogs and cats.
Table of Contents June 2017

Image Quiz: Diagnosing Dermatophytosis in Dogs & Cats

Dermatophytosis can be challenging to diagnose and even more difficult to eliminate from a contaminated environment. Use this image quiz to review the diagnosis of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats.

Dermatology Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive

Quiz: Contemporary Fluid Strategies in the ICU

Contemporary thought on fluid therapy is changing. Use this case-based quiz to see if your knowledge is up-to-date.

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive

Image Gallery: Primary & Metastatic Tumors Part 2

These radiographs provide case-based examples of primary and metastatic neoplasms of the musculoskeletal system in dogs and cats.

Oncology Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive

Image Gallery: Primary & Metastatic Tumors Part 1

These thoracic radiographs provide case-based examples of primary and secondary (ie, metastatic) neoplasms of the thoracic cavity in dogs and cats.

Oncology Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive

Feline Allergic Dermatitis (Feline Atopic Syndrome)

The diagnosis of allergic dermatitis in cats is similar to that in dogs.  Learn how the treatment approach is different.

Dermatology Sponsored

WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee Update

Hereditary disease can be found in both purebred and crossbred pets. Keeping up with progress can be overwhelming. The WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee can help.

Genetics & Heritable Diseases

Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Critical Appraisal

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is novel and interesting. Review the principles and physiology, clinical indications, and possible complications of this unique modality.

Peer Reviewed

Chronic Kidney Disease Staging in Dogs & Cats

Treatment depends on clinical stage. Follow the IRIS staging guidelines for chronic kidney disease to standardize the diagnosis and management of canine and feline CKD.

Urology & Nephrology Peer Reviewed

Owner-Directed Aggression

Owner-directed aggression is difficult to correct. Discover how careful consideration of this dog’s concurrent medical condition was key to managing his behavioral issues.

Behavior Peer Reviewed

Postintubation Tracheal Tears in Cats

Tracheal tears occur commonly in cats due to overinflation of the endotracheal tube cuff. Diagnose, treat, and prevent this life-threatening iatrogenic injury.

Surgical Repair of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia

Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias often occur in cases of blunt trauma. Follow this step-by-step guide to surgically correct this life-threatening condition.

Surgery, Soft Tissue Peer Reviewed


Trichograms are a simple but valuable diagnostic tool. Discover how they can be used to diagnose a variety of dermatologic conditions.

Dermatology Peer Reviewed

The Case: Suspected Bordetella Vaccine-Induced Acute Hepatic Disease

Discover how this simple exercise could have helped one patient avoid severe hepatic injury following routine vaccines. 

Hypokalemia in Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Hypokalemia is a common finding in cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this article, the clinical implications, diagnosis and treatment of hypokalemia associated with CKD will be discussed.

The Growth of Companion Animal Medicine in Kenya

Started in a space no larger than a single-car garage, this Nairobi clinic has evolved over time.