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Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Part 1

Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.This session is part one of a two-part program on the importance of nutrition in pet wellness medicine. Part one addresses the veterinary technician’s role in educating clients about the role of nutrition as a component of pet wellness. Part two will offer tips...

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How to Recommend Pet Foods

This Web conference takes a no nonsense look at how to improve your clients' acceptance of your pet food recommendation. It all starts with a plan that involves the entire Health Care Team from the receptionists, to the technicians, support staff and veterinarians.Dr. Deardorff supports his simple four-step plan with examples and thought provoking ideas that center on client expectations and patient needs. You will be surprised at how simple the process can be when the entire HealthCare Team...

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Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Part 2

Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.This session is part two of a two-part program on the importance of nutrition in pet wellness medicine. Part one addressed the veterinary technician’s role in educating clients about the role of nutrition as a component of pet wellness.Part two offers tips and...

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Social Networking

This course is the fifth in a series of five on nutritional training.  This session discusses the use of social media tools in your practice. Social media has made it easy to reach out and enhance your client communication with a touch of a button.  We'll look at the benefits and drawbacks of social media and discuss some strategies for social networking in your practice. This course is part of the VetFolio Commit to Care Certificate Program. This certificate course...

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Protein Requirements in Dogs and Cats in Stage 1 Chronic Kidney Disease: Is There An Answer?

The definition of International Renal Interest Society (IRIS)-Stage 1 nonazotemic CKD is that some renal abnormality is present such as, inadequate urinary concentrating ability without identifiable nonrenal cause, elevated SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine; IDEXX), abnormal renal palpation or renal imaging findings, proteinuria of renal origin, abnormal renal biopsy results, or increasing blood creatinine concentrations in samples collected serially. Since the onset of the search for...

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A Practical Approach to Using the IRIS CKD Guidelines and the IDEXX SDMA® Test in Everyday Practice

Learn how to use the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) chronic kidney disease (CKD) guidelines in everyday practice. An overview of how to diagnose, stage and treat CKD will be covered and how the IDEXX SDMA Test can help in all aspects of kidney disease management. A case presentation will illustrate the practical approach of using the IRIS CKD guidelines with the emphasis being on treatment recommendations of CKD by IRIS stage.This session was part of the 2017 Hill's Global...

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Muscle Matters in the Geriatric CKD Pet: Working Against the Clock

While not well documented in veterinary medicine, muscle wasting due to disease (cachexia) and aging (sarcopenia) have recently become popular topics of discussion. Despite the lack of significant evidence documenting the existence of or effective treatment for these syndromes in dogs and cats most veterinarians agree that both are critically relevant to the well-being of our patients. This lecture will review the mechanisms involved in both syndromes with a particular focus on how muscle...

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Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats: Beyond Dietary Therapy

This presentation will cover evidence-based management of therapeutic targets for cats with chronic kidney disease beyond dietary therapy. The goals of CKD therapy will be discussed as well as therapeutic targets such as managing hydration, serum phosphorus and potassium, blood pressure, etc. Tailoring therapies to the needs and abilities of each patient and client will also be discussed.This session was part of the 2017 Hill's Global Symposium. To access other sessions, click here. For...

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Evidence-Based Medicine: Protein Requirements in Dogs and Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

This presentation will cover successful dietary protein management of chronic kidney disease in dogs and cats.This session was part of the 2017 Hill's Global Symposium. To access other sessions, click here. For proceedings, click here.

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Innovations in Nutritional Therapy for Cats with CKD

This presentation will cover evidence-based management of therapeutic targets for cats with chronic kidney disease. The goals of CKD therapy will be discussed as well as symptoms such as appetite and weight loss, muscle loss, arthritis, etc.This session was part of the 2017 Hill's Global Symposium. To access other sessions, click here. For proceedings, click here.

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