Osteoarthritis: Tools to educate pet owners

Osteoarthritis: Tools to educate pet owners

Mar 12, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

Each team member can use tools to teach pet owners about the care they can offer their pets with osteoarthritis.

When pet owners visit your practice, receptionists can pass out the handout, "How Wellness Care Saves Money."

Technicians and veterinary assistants can use the "Senior Wellness Report Card" to create a full picture of the pet's health.

Practice managers can share the articles, "Manage Pets' Pain" and "Take the 'Ouch' Out of Osteoarthritis" to show team members how everyone plays a role in pets' care.

Veterinarians can offer the handout, "Adjusting to Arthritis" when they make a diagnosis of osteoarthritis.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.