Key concepts in senior cat care
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Key concepts in senior cat care

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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.

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 He is the author of multiple publications in the field of feline medicine, as well as a speaker at various conferences in recent years.


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
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Félix Vallejo López
  • Año de edición 2017
  • Nº Páginas 248
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 14'6 X 21

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