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tvpjournal.com Today's Veterinary Practice July/August 2014 2 Today's Veterinary Practice (ISSN 2162-3872 print and ISSN 2162-3929 online) does not, by publication of ads, express endorsement or verify the accuracy and effectiveness of the products and claims contained therein. The publisher, VetMed Communications, Inc (VMC), disclaims any liability for any damages resulting from the use of any product advertised herein and sug- gests that readers fully investigate the products and claims prior to purchasing. The opinions stated in this publication are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of VMC nor its Editorial Advisory Board. VMC does not guarantee nor make any other representation that the material contained in articles herein is valid, reliable, or accurate; nor does VMC assume any responsibility for injury or death arising from any use, or misuse, of same. There is no implication that the material published herein represents the best or only procedure for a particular condition. It is the responsibility of the reader to verify the accuracy and applicability of any information presented and to adapt as new data becomes publicly available. Today's Veterinary Practice is published Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June, Jul/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec (6x per year) by VetMed Communications, Inc, PO Box 390, Glen Mills, PA. 19342. Cover Story 16 DiAgnosis & TreATmenT of KerAToconJuncTiviTis siccA in Dogs Lori J. Best, DVM; Diane V.H. Hendrix, DVM, Diplomate ACVO; and Daniel A. Ward, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVO Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a relatively common condition in dogs, although the diagnosis is often overlooked. This article provides guidance on the pathophysiology, causes, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment for this condition. July/August 2014 • Vol 4, No 4 Contents 24 TherApeuTic upDATes in veTerinAry Toxicology Justine A. Lee, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC & ABT Dr. Lee presents recent updates to therapeutic approaches for treating poisoned pets, including use of correct emetic agents, indications for gastric lavage, monitoring for hypernatremia, and the role of intravenous lipid emulsion. 30 DiAgnosTic & TherApeuTic ApproAch: Dogs infecTeD wiTh Bordetella Bronchiseptica & cAnine influenzA virus (h3n8) Laura A. Nafe, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Severe cases of kennel cough are highly contagious and can result in life-threatening respiratory compromise. Dr. Nafe provides detailed discussion from risk factors for—to treatment of this disease complex, including managing critically ill dogs. 43 new prAcTicAl TechniQues from The nAvc insTiTuTe: feline perineAl ureThrosTomy Clara S.S. Goh, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS, and Howard B. Seim III, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Experience one of the excellent education sessions provided by experts at the NAVC Institute 2014. A step-by-step surgical intervention of the blocked male cat: tools, surgical insights, postoperative management, complications, and prognosis. A Peer-Reviewed Journal FeATuRes tvpjournal.com facebook.com/todaysveterinarypractice