April 24, 2018

Rehab: Cold & Warm Packs

These videos and handouts will aid your with visuals about the exercises your veterinarian has prescribed for your pet. It is very important to perform all exercises in a controlled and comfortable environment. Physical Rehabilitation is to encourage leg usage by increasing comfort and function while also improving health. If your pet is ever uncomfortable […]

Rehab: Passive Range of Motion

These videos and handouts will aid your with visuals about the exercises your veterinarian has prescribed for your pet. It is very important to perform all exercises in a controlled and comfortable environment. Physical Rehabilitation is to encourage leg usage by increasing comfort and function while also improving health. If your pet is ever uncomfortable […]

Topical Long-Acting Fentanyl is Available For Your Patients

Elanco has done a great job of marketing their product to make us all aware of the new topical Fentanyl.  You apply it safely, hold the dog until it dries, then put a t-shirt on the dog for 72 hours to be safe.  And of course any time you touch the dog you should wash […]

Tramadol, Are You Up to Date?

There has been a lot of talk in the clinics I visit lately due to Tramadol becoming a controlled drug.  However, most of you have already been treating it as such.  The bigger questions asked of me is how to use it and at what dosage.  Tramadol is not as bioavailable in dogs as it […]

A Quick Review of Biopsy Techniques

Obtaining biopsies to determine the presence or extent of a neoplastic or inflammatory process can be an integral part of preoperative planning.   A number of techniques exist for obtaining biopsies, each having its own sets of advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed prior to performing.  Careful sample handling is vital to ensure preservation of […]

Lowering Your Surgical Infection Rates

The normal incidence of clean surgical wound infections is 0-4.4%.  Keeping your hospital and staff under good surveillance will help minimize nosicomial infections.  Washing hands between patients, using soap for at least 20 seconds and using care when taking rectal temperatures to clean equipment and hand will help.  The main sources of surgical infection come […]

Bad hips or bad knees? Or Both?

A fairly recent study* showed that 32% of dogs referred to a surgeon for hip dysplasia treatment had, in fact, a torn ACL. Indeed, differentiating between a torn cruciate ligament and hip dysplasia can be tricky if not frustrating. Let’s review the differences between the two conditions. Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tear Severity of lameness depends […]

How to Start Booking Cases?

-Dr Wardlaw and her licensed technician will come visit your practice and discuss options, procedures, and protocols. Once everyone is on the same page, we can discuss prices, estimates and scheduling. -When you have your first case, I recommend scheduling a consultation for the client with Dr Wardlaw.  This allows one on one time with […]

Are you floating your surgery patients?

Adapted from AAHA 2013 Fluid Therapy Guidelines The paradigm of “crystalloid fluids at 10 mL/kg/hr, with higher volumes for anesthesia-induced hypotension” is not evidence-based and should be reassessed. Those high fluid rates may actually lead to worsened outcomes, including increased body weight and lung water; decreased pulmonary function; coagulation deficits; reduced gut motility; reduced tissue […]

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1 – Anesthesia Records are becoming required for AAHA 2 – Clean versus Dirty? When to be concerned about cancer 3 – A stronger TPLO 4 – Are you floating your surgery patients? 5 – Topical Long-Acting Fentanyl is Available For Patients 6 – Bad Hips or Bad Knees?    Join Our Email List