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Nursing advice for owners of a visually impaired dog

Dogs are often presented in first opinion practice with visual impairment resulting from a variety of acute and progressive diseases or trauma. Visual impairment and blindness in dogs can be distressing for both the patient and the owner, and registered veterinary nurses can provide guidance and support on the adjustments needed to allow the patient to have a good quality of life. This article will discuss the disease processes, treatment options and client education for canine blindness.

Canine degenerative myelopathy

Canine degenerative myelopathy is a progressive, debilitating condition of older, often large breed dogs, and is seen on a fairly frequent basis in...

Acute pancreatitis in canine patients

Canine acute pancreatitis (AP) is now commonly seen in veterinary practice. AP can be challenging to manage and patients may require intensive nursing...

The role of nutrition in critical care

Critically ill patients have conditions that are considered life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring; nutritional...

Small mammal anaesthesia nursing

This article provides an outline of special considerations and requirements for the anaesthesia of small exotic mammals. This includes the process...

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