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Improving Health Care for Elderly Dogs

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Implementation of health screening can help to improve health care for senior and geriatric pets and guidelines have been suggested by various sources. Until recently, however, there was little scientific data published - based on prospective studies - regarding assessment for physical and laboratory abnormalities and their clinical significance.

    In this Internal Medicine Specialty Update we discuss findings of a recently published study of senior and geriatric dogs including:
    - Considerations when defining life stages in dogs and cats
    - Common owner perceptions' of their elderly pet(s)
    - Health screening findings in seemingly healthy senior and geriatric dogs including blood pressure, physical and ophthalmic exams
    - Clinical pathology and laboratory variables and their clinical significance

    Running time:  18 mins

    Free registration for Premium members and Evidence Based Update subscribers  Regular Member Fee: $ 14.95
  • Sponsor: VetVine Specialty Consulting Service
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $14.95

Featured Publications

The following journal articles or textbook chapters have been selected as Supplements to this event. You can elect to purchase them as part of a discounted seminar package fee.
Prepaid CE Subscribers will be assessed a supplement fee for articles purchased.

  • Clinical Pathology Interpretation in Geriatric Veterinary Patients

    Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 42, Issue 4, July 2012, Pages 615-629.
  • Alternative Medicines for the Geriatric Veterinary Patient

    Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice Vol 42(4), (July 2012), Pages 809-822. Authors: J. Randy Kidd Member fee: $10.95 ...  more
  • Nutrition of Aging Dogs

    Vet Clin of No Amer: Sm Anim Pract Vol 44(4), July 2014, pp 741-759. Authors: JA Larsen, A Farcas Member Fee: $ 7.95 - Login to Purchase and Download
  • Geriatrics

    Canine and Feline Nutrition (3rd ed), 2011, Chapter 25, pp. 261-275. Authors: Linda P. Case, Leighann Daristotle, Michael G. Hayek, Melody F...  more