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Title Treatment and care of the geriatric veterinary patient / edited by Mary Gardner, Dani McVety.
Imprint Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2017.
Edition First edition.

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Subject Veterinary geriatrics.
Veterinary Medicine -- methods.
Geriatrics -- methods.
Dogs -- physiology.
Cats -- physiology.
Aging -- physiology.
Alt Name Gardner, Mary, 1973-
McVety, Dani, 1981-
Description 1 online resource
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I: They just don't live long enough. Introduction / Mary Gardner -- Maintaining the Human-Animal Bond / Dani McVety -- Geriatrics and Fragility / Mary Gardner -- Part II: The Aging Body Systems. Vision Changes / Kayla Waler and Meredith Voyles -- Hearing Loss / Brad Bates -- Dentition and the Oral Cavity / Heidi B. Lobprise -- The Nose and Smelling / Faith Banks -- Cognitive Dysfunction and Related Sleep Disturbances / Dawnetta Woodruff -- Smelly Old Dog: Addressing the Dermatological Concerns of Our Geriatric Patients / Melanie Cohen -- Central and Peripheral Nervous System / Laura Devlin Bacon -- The Aging Kidney / Shea Cox -- The Hepatic System / Laura Devlin Bacon -- The Respiratory System / Cheryl A. Braswell -- Mobility Issues / Tammy Perkins Johnson -- Age-Related Gastrointestinal Conditions and Considerations for Nutrition / Shea Cox -- Urinary and Fecal Incontinence / Faith Banks -- Thermoregulation / Brad Bates -- Managing Pain in Geriatric Patients / Michael Petty and Sheilah Robertson -- Exotic Animal Geriatrics / Amanda Grant -- Part III: What Matters Most in the End. Understanding the Behavior of Geriatric Patients to Enhance their Welfare / Carlo Siracusa -- Environmental Enrichment and Senior Pets: The Next Best Thing to the Fountain of Youth / Steve Dale -- Where Are all the Grey Muzzles?: Marketing and Caring for Geriatric Pets in your Practice / Mary Gardner -- Veterinary Hospice in Your Practice / Mary Gardner and Dani McVety -- Quality of Life Assessment and End of Life Decisions / Mary Gardner -- Anticipatory Grief and Preparation for Pet Loss / Shea Cox -- The Look / Faith Banks -- Convenience and Aggressive Pet Euthanasia / Dani McVety -- Letting Go -- Handling Euthanasia in Your Practice / Mary Gardner and Dani McVety -- The Final Chapter / Mary Gardner.
Summary "Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient offers veterinarians a complete guide to treating and managing geriatric canine and feline patients. Offers practical guidance on managing all aspects of veterinary care in geriatric pets. Takes a holistic approach to managing the geriatric patient, from common diseases and quality of life to hospice, euthanasia, client communications, and business management. Focuses on dogs and cats, with a chapter covering common exotic animals. Provides clinically oriented advice for ensuring quality of life for older pets. Includes access to a companion website with client education handouts"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781119187226 (epub)
1119187222 (epub)
9781119187233 (pdf)
1119187230 (pdf)
9781119187219 (pbk.)
OCLC # 979994522
Additional Format Print version: Treatment and care of the geriatric veterinary patient. 1st edition. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2017 9781119187219 (DLC) 2017013228 (OCoLC)968642010.

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