Approach to the Allergic Dog: Opportunities for Best Medicine and Best Business
Itch and allergic dermatitis as the #1 reason dogs are presented to veterinarians. Recent advances in our understanding of why and how allergic dermatitis develops, and the impact that it has on dogs and their owners, have helped shaped a new diagnostic and therapeutic approach focused on the immediate needs for relief but also the longer term needs for a specific diagnosis. In addition, it has become obvious that for optimal long-term outcomes, the entire veterinary team (veterinarian, vet tech, receptionist, practice manager, kennel assistants/groomers) need to be aligned to provide the best service to the pet owner.
- 1.Understand the new diagnostic approach to the itchy dog
- 2.Providing immediate relief to the dog while also initiating a diagnostic workup to find long term solutions
- 3.How to get all team members working together to provide outstanding service with team-centered guidelines and communications.