Clinical Chemistry of the Puppy and Kitten

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CHAPTER 30 Clinical Chemistry of the Puppy and Kitten M. Elena Gorman Neonates have decreased functional capacity of many organ systems because of incomplete development of these organs at birth….

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Birth and the First 24 Hours

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CHAPTER 2 Birth and the First 24 Hours Valeria Rickard There are significant physiologic differences between fetuses and neonates. Puppies and kittens are born much less mature than newborns of…

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The Endocrine System

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CHAPTER 45 The Endocrine System Deborah S. Greco* Endocrine and metabolic disorders affecting puppies and kittens from birth until 6 months of age may manifest as clinical problems related to…

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Pain Assessment and Management

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CHAPTER 26 Pain Assessment and Management Turi K. Aarnes, William W. Muir, III Recognition and treatment of pain in neonates is an emerging science and is controversial. To effectively treat…

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Feline Behavioral Development

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CHAPTER 12 Feline Behavioral Development Lisa Radosta Feline behavioral development mirrors the kitten’s neurologic and musculoskeletal development. As the kitten gains the ability to perceive objects visually, investigative behavior increases….

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Emergency and Critical Care Issues

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CHAPTER 10 Emergency and Critical Care Issues Maureen A. McMichael In human medicine, neonatology and pediatrics are distinct specialties because of the unique physiologic systems of neonatal and pediatric patients….

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Bacterial Infections

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CHAPTER 15 Bacterial Infections Joshua Daniels, Erick Spencer Role of Bacteria in Juvenile Small Animal Disease There are relatively few bacterial diseases to which juvenile animals are inherently more predisposed…

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Immunologic Development and Immunization

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CHAPTER 14 Immunologic Development and Immunization James F. Evermann Tamara B. Wills The immune response is essential for survival from the wide array of infectious microorganisms to which the puppy…

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