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Geriatrics and gerontology of the dog and cat

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Published by Saunders in St. Louis, MO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dogs -- Aging,
  • Dogs -- Diseases,
  • Cats -- Aging,
  • Cats -- Diseases,
  • Veterinary geriatrics

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

    Statement[edited by] Johnny D. Hoskins.
    ContributionsHoskins, Johnny D.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSF991 .G46 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3690997M
    ISBN 100721687997
    LC Control Number2003061310

    In addition, there are lots of new drugs and techniques being developed for use in dogs and cats. If inadequate oxygen is delivered to body tissues, cells will die. Maintenance of normal respiratory function is, therefore, vital in the geriatric patient. However, some recent studies have shown what not to feed your cat. It will be more useful in dogs where dog owners fail to keep the birth record of their pets, and also in case of stray dogs. These changes account for the decreased and slower activity of the older dog, inability to jump as high, less agility, and tendency to wobble.

    There are two main causes of increased anaesthetic morbidity and mortality in the geriatric patient. Wolfson, The veterinary nutritional expert quoted in the Wolfson article recommends that what cat guardians should look for on supermarket shelves are diets that are meat based, canned or wet foods because they are higher in moisture than dry cat foods, and foods that mimic an "all-prey" diet. Based on the journals, books, and articles summarized in this paper, it seems appropriate to conclude that for healthy cats of all ages: the current trend toward meat-based, high moisture or wet food diets with higher protein and lower carbohydrate content, or diets that imitate the moisture and nutritional content of a cat's typical prey, seem to be gaining a high level of acceptance among many veterinary nutritional experts. In the elderly patient it is essential to detect concurrent disease prior to anaesthesia. Cat food choices and recommendations from veterinary experts based on the specific medical and behavioral issues of the senior cat will be presented throughout.

    Moreover, as elimination was delayed in the older dogs, there is a reduced requirement for repeat dosing. Studies of obese and diabetic cats show that most cats that were put on low carbohydrate, high protein diets lost weight gradually and about half of the diabetic cats went into remission and no longer needed insulin injections. Many older animals are receiving long term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs for arthritis. Conclusion: External visible changes are still the golden standard of determining the old age in dogs. Use the 5 signs above as a guide for what to be aware of as your dog ages.


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Geriatrics and gerontology of the dog and cat book

Administer more propofol slowly to effect until intubation is possible. Wolfson, The veterinary nutritional expert quoted in the Wolfson article recommends that what cat guardians should look for on supermarket shelves are diets that are meat based, canned or wet foods because they are higher in moisture than dry cat foods, and foods that mimic an "all-prey" diet.

Low carbohydrate diets termed "Catkins" have recently gained in popularity but even a low carbohydrate diet will not lead to weight loss if consumed in large amounts.

More often than not, this will not affect the eyesight of your dog at all; however, if your dog develops a hazy, white colored film like substance in the eyes, this often cataracts that can eventually lead to blindness in dogs.

It's also important to note that for a sick cat that is supposed to be on a veterinary prescribed diet, it is better for the cat to eat something than nothing at all if the prescribed diet is rejected. The majority of medications should be given as normal on the day of anaesthesia.

Butorphanol is short acting and a poor analgesic. In addition, morphine has minimal effects on myocardial contractility [ 27 ]. If the dog will allow, examine the teeth and gums periodically, brush the teeth daily, and chip tartar off the teeth with your fingernail.

Lumps on dogs can be malignant, but the only way to know for sure will be to perform a biopsy or an aspiration of cells with a needle.

But you, the guardian, have some control over the environmental factors which affect longevity. Edinboro et. Having said that, kidney disease in older dogs doesn't have symptoms until it's advanced. The general rule of thumb is that dogs age seven years to our one but that is pretty inaccurate most of the time as not all dogs age equally.

Nutrition: Feed your dog a balanced nutritious diet in restricted amounts to prevent obesity. Moreover, ventilation perfusion mismatching is increased, potentially leading to hypoxaemia and hypercapnia, and there may also be a decreased capacity for diffusion in the lungs, due to disease.

However, as the ability to further increase heart rate is also limited, it is vital to ensure adequate venous return and fluid balance to avoid a severe drop in blood pressure, particularly during anaesthesia. However, all clinical cases were examined and treated as per standard examination and treatment procedure.

A dog that is experiencing joint pain may show physical signs such as limping or stiffness, but they may also experience some of the following: be reluctant to jump on furniture be slower than usual be slow to get up from resting show a reduced interest in exercising avoid stairs change in appetite Sleeping a lot more The key to successfully treating many illnesses is starting as early as possible.

This paper is a summary of the latest scientific research and other available data from the veterinary community regarding senior cat diets. In addition, there are lots of new drugs and techniques being developed for use in dogs and cats.

External visible changes revealed findings like, graying of hair with dull appearance of skin and hair coat, dry skin and greying of hair around eye and muzzle, rough hair coat and alopecia Figure-1loss of elasticity of skin, wrinkling of skin Figure-2thickening of foot pad, formation of callus Figure-3dental wear and tear, dental tartars Figure-4gingivitis, broken tooth, loosen tooth, yellowish discoloration of teeth Figure-5halitosis, pale mucous membrane Figure-6glaucoma and limping due to osteoarthritis etc.

Some of the confusion over diet advice may be based on the fact that we are often told that "geriatric" cats need more calories. The dogs that have proper birth record were considered for our study.

Anaesthetic techniques Note, as the safest anaesthetic is often the one you are most familiar with, especially if carried out carefully, the new techniques below should be tried out in advance, in healthy patients.

Buprenorphine has the longest duration of action, is also a good sedative and is suitable for moderate pain relief, particularly in cats. Tartar, unless periodically removed, will eventually cause periodontal disease or gingivitis that leads to loosening of teeth.

Poor digestion and absorption of foodstuffs is common. Anaemia, jaundice, nephritis, hepatitis are the most common findings considered during old age. The unfortunate general rule of the past has been to base the diet of domesticated cats on whatever ingredients are easily processed, cheap, and convenient while an actual understanding of the unique nutritional requirements of cats is seriously lacking.

During anaesthesia, select a fluid that is appropriate to the patient's condition - normally this will be lactated Ringer's solution, but use a fluid with reduced sodium if the animal has cardiac disease. Reviews common disorders, including the cause, incidence, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of each illness.

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