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For all of its simplicity of appearance, the liver is a very complicated and hard-working organ. Mostly portrayed in medical text or seen in surgery as nothing more than a large reddish-brown mass, but the liver is known to perform over 1,000 different tasks. Most of which are necessary to life and could not be done elsewhere in the body.
Makati City has formally launched its citywide pet microchipping program—the first in Southeast Asia—aimed at animal identification, pet recovery and rabies prevention.
More than 30,000 cats and dogs from 27 barangays and six villages will be implanted with PET iCHIP by representatives of the city’s Veterinary Services Offices (VSO) over the next few months.
Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDs’ role in pain management has increased dramatically recently, moreso in companion animals. Alleviating pain is not only a professional obligation (recall the veterinarians pledge to ‘‘the relief of animal pain and suffering’’) but also a key contributor to successful case outcomes and enhancement of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship. A commitment to pain management identifies a practice as one that is committed to compassionate care; optimum recovery from illness, injury, or surgery; and enhanced quality of life.1