Key concepts in senior cat care

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Key concepts in senior cat care

LANGUAGE ENGLISH

Author(s): Felix Vallejo
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16818-99-0
Pages: 248
Binding: Hardcover
Format: 14,6 x 21 cm.

This book highlights all the medical aspects that the veterinary practitioner should bear in mind when dealing with a senior feline patient. The key points of each system and disease are addressed in a clear manner so that the practical application of the information provided is the main of the asset of book. From the respiratory system to the endocrine system, from infectious diseases to pain control, no question has been left unanswered regarding the clinical medicine of senior feline patients, always from the perspective of their physiological peculiarities and response to the treatment.


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Felix Vallejo

Félix Vallejo López graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1992. He is certified as a specialist in feline medicine by the Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association (AVEPA) and holds a diploma as a General Practitioner in Feline Medicine from the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS). He also holds a diploma in traumatology and orthopaedics and a diploma in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (Chi Institute of Europe). He is a founding member of the AVEPA Group of Specialists in Feline Medicine (GEMFE), a member of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). At present, he heads the feline area at Happy Animal Veterinary Hospital in Madrid and manages the specialised consulting firm www.medicinafelina.com. He is the author of multiple publications in the field of feline medicine, as well as a speaker at various conferences in recent years.

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Senior care: understanding ageing
	Senior animals in daily clinical practice
	The ageing process
		How to identify this process in a cat
	References
Respiratory diseases in senior cats
	Chronic rhinosinusitis
		Clinical signs
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Bronchial diseases: asthma and chronic bronchitis
		Diagnostic approach
		Treatment
	Pleural effusion
	References
Common heart diseases in senior cats
	Examining a patient with potential heart disease
		Auscultation
		Examination of the eyes and mucosae
		Examination of the jugular pulse and veins
	Keys to thoracic auscultation
		Normal heart sounds 
		Murmurs
		Rhythm and rate
	Other diagnostic methods
	Main types of cardiomyopathy in senior patients
		Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
		Dilated cardiomyopathy
		Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
		Restrictive cardiomyopathy
	Treatment of cardiomyopathy
	Hypertension
		Treatment of hypertension
	References
Dental care in senior cats
	Age-associated changes
		Abrasion
		Periodontal disease
		Tooth resorption or false caries
		Oral neoplasms
	Stomatitis and feline chronic gingivostomatitis 
		Aetiopathogenesis
		Lesions and clinical signs
		Treatment
	Tooth extraction
		Perioperative considerations
		Surgical technique
	References
Gastrointestinal diseases in senior cats
	Vomiting
		Diagnostic approach
		Treatment
	Inflammatory bowel disease
		Clinical picture
		Diagnostic approach
		Treatment
	Intestinal lymphoma
		Diagnostic approach
		Treatment
	Constipation (megacolon)
		Treatment
	References
Liver and pancreas diseases in senior cats
	Feline age-associated hepatic and pancreatic pathophysiology
	Inflammatory liver diseases in the senior cat
	Triaditis
	Hepatic lipidosis
	Hepatic encephalopathy
	Liver neoplasms
	Treatment of hepatobiliary conditions in senior cats
		Antibiotics
		Immunosuppressive drugs
		Supportive treatment
	Acute and chronic pancreatitis
		Treatment of acute pancreatitis
		Treatment of chronic pancreatitis
	Annex
	References
Chronic kidney disease
	The International Renal Interest Society. Kidney disease classification system
	How chronic kidney disease is diagnosed
	Changes in the kidneys
		What to do
	Treatment of chronic kidney disease
		Treatment of hyperphosphataemia
		How to fight anaemia
		How to manage hypertension
	References
Pain management in senior cats
	Feline osteoarthritis
	Adapting clinical examination to cats
	Drugs for pain 
		NSAIDs
		Opiates
		Tricyclic antidepressants
		Anticonvulsants
		NMDA receptor antagonists
		Nutraceuticals
		Gene therapy 
		Alternative therapies
	Annex
	References
Endocrine diseases in senior cats
	Feline hyperthyroidism
		Clinical signs
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Acromegaly
		Clinical signs
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s syndrome)
		Clinical signs
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome)
		Clinical signs
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Diabetes mellitus
		Clinical signs
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	References
Infectious diseases in senior cats
	Toxoplasmosis
		Clinical signs
		Diagnosis 
		Treatment
	Feline haemoplasmosis 
		Pathogenesis
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Calicivirus (FCV)
		Virulent systemic feline calicivirus (VS-FCV)
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Herpesvirus (FHV)
		Pathogenesis
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Feline coronavirus and feline infectious peritonitis: who is who
		Agent that causes feline infectious peritonitis?
		Diagnosis
		Treatment
	Retroviruses
		Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV)
		Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
	References

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Key concepts in senior cat care

Key concepts in senior cat care

LANGUAGE ENGLISH

Author(s): Felix Vallejo
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16818-99-0
Pages: 248
Binding: Hardcover
Format: 14,6 x 21 cm.

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Key concepts in senior cat care

Key concepts in senior cat care

LANGUAGE ENGLISH

Author(s): Felix Vallejo
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16818-99-0
Pages: 248
Binding: Hardcover
Format: 14,6 x 21 cm.

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