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. Tracking quality of life for dogs with cancer I want to congratulate Giuffrida et al 1 for their development and validation of the Canine Owner-Reported Quality of Life (CORQ) questionnaire, which was designed to measure quality of life (QOL) in dogs

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often come from dogs receiving routine wellness care and preventive medications, or collected from dogs in shelters. 2–4 As the summary highlighted, owner-reported preventive use was associated with lower parasite prevalence in our study. Dog parks

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, polydipsia, and polyphagia. Follow-up diagnostic testing was not performed. The patient was reevaluated multiple times during the initial 6-month treatment period and subsequently on an annual and as-needed basis. Currently, the owner reports that the dog is

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“screaming and crying noises when left alone in a crate during the owner's absence from the home.” Treatment consisted of a combination of behavior modification, clomipramine, and clorazepate dipotassium. After 5 months of treatment, “The owner reported that

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, for instance, Lana et al 2 found that 76% of the owners reported some use of complementary and alternative medical therapies, with nutritional supplements being the most commonly used therapy. Preliminary studies 3,4 on canine cancer cell lines in

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problems in dogs, especially when these treatments are combined with behavior modification. In such studies, the effects of relying on subjective, owner-reported responses to treatment are typically not quantified, and improvements may simply be a result of

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degenerative joint disease (DJD) in cats is approximately 60% to 90%, and the presence of DJD is routinely associated with evidence of pain during a physical examination, owner-reported mobility impairments, or both. 4 Additionally, a recent study 5 of the

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symposium. Questioning assumptions about what facilitates the bond between dogs and humans and what endangers that bond is long overdue. Owners report that dog behaviors they themselves see as problematic don't prompt them to break the bond, and even food

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.045 mg/lb], IM), and most feline patients are sent home with three days of buprenorphine for oral administration. Owner reports of painful cats following surgery are extremely rare. There are a few cautions associated with use of this combination

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only medical treatment. This is especially true when dogs are treated with multiple sequential drug protocols. Even the response to cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors alone can be dramatic, with pet owners reporting marked reductions in stranguria and

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