Dechra Veterinary Products has produced a pair of presentations, aimed at pet owners, for vets to use in receptions and at client events. The presentations cover canine Hyperadrenocorticism, commonly referred to as Cushing’s syndrome, and feline Hyperthyroidism.
Matthew Olsen, Product Manager says: “At Dechra, we are committed to delivering a wide range of support materials and tools to enable vets to provide help and information to their customers. We have developed an owners’ booklet on both Cushing’s and Hyperthyroidism and have now backed this up with PowerPoint presentations for vets to use with their clients. Some veterinary practices are using technology to revolutionise waiting room displays and we have responded to their needs by producing a presentation they can use on their waiting room information screens.”
The Dechra Hyperadrenocorticism presentation covers what Cushing’s is, what causes it and what owners need to look for. The presentation also explains the treatment options available. The Hyperthyroidism presentation details what the condition is and gives information on the thyroid gland. It highlights what cat owners need to look out for, including weight loss in spite of a ravenous appetite, increased fluid intake and increased restlessness. The presentation also advises people of what to do should they suspect their cat has hyperthyroidism and what the treatment options are.
Garden Lodge Veterinary Clinic in Holywood, County Down, has used the Hyperthyroidism presentation at both its practices. Partner Tom Fitzsimons says: “We have used the presentation on our reception information screens. The presentation has raised owners’ awareness and shown them it is a manageable condition. It’s led to an increase in the number of cats we are now testing for Hyperthyrodism. We also plan to run the Cushing’s presentation in the future.”
Northdale Veterinary Practice in Worthing has also used the presentation in its reception. Abbie Griffiths, Head Receptionist at the Northdale, says: “The presentation gives owners lots of good, useful information. It definitely does the job, as when people go in to see the vet they are also raising any concerns they may have that their cats could be suffering from Hyperthyroidism. We also use the booklet Dechra has produced so people have more information to take away with them.”
Dechra has extensive experience of these conditions, having developed Felimazole® for treating Hyperthyrodism and Vetoryl®
Copies of the presentation can be obtained by contacting Matthew Olsen at Dechra on 01743 441 632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org