Nursing the Feline Patient

Nursing the Feline Patient

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Nursing the Feline Patient is a comprehensive and accessible clinical manual addressing the unique nursing needs of cats. Covering all aspects of feline nursing care from the examination room to the surgical suite, the book highlights the special considerations for cat patients throughout. Written specifically for veterinary technicians and nurses, topics range from restraint, preventative care, and laboratory procedures to surgery, dentistry, and specific diseases of concern. Carefully designed for easy reference, chapters are logically organized into sections on patient management, diagnostics, surgery and recovery, and major diseases by body system. Each chapter begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology required for a full understanding of the disease. Nursing the Feline Patient is an essential resource for veterinary technicians working with feline patients.Figure 21-1 Food allergy produces pruritus and results in scratching and hair loss . ... Flea Allergic Dermatitis (FAD) When fleas bite a normal cat little local reaction occurs. ... However, in most cases it is not possible to completely control flea exposure so corticosteroids can be used to stop the reaction and give the cat relief.

Title:Nursing the Feline Patient
Author:Linda E. Schmeltzer, Gary D. Norsworthy
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-07-02


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