ROYAL CANIN® to host two gastrointestinal webinars

Gastrointestinal disorders are commonly encountered in small animal practice and ROYAL CANIN® is working with vet practices to help vets and vet nurses have a better understanding of this area of small animal medicine. To help practice staff better understand the causes, treatment options and importance of diet in animals with gastrointestinal problems, ROYAL CANIN® is hosting a series of webinars on this topic.

Both webinars will be presented by Alex German, ROYAL CANIN® Reader in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool and lead at the ROYAL CANIN® Weight Management Clinic. The first webinar ‘Managing acute gastroenteritis in cats and dogs’ will be held on Tuesday 25th August at 8.30pm. This webinar will provide an overview of the causes of acute gastroenteritis, guidance on the decision-making process that should be followed and the main treatment options available. In addition to this Alex will give advice on when antibiotics should and should not be used in patients with acute gastroenteritis.

The second webinar ‘Dietary management of cats and dogs with gastrointestinal disorders’ will be held on Tuesday 1st September at 8.30pm. Selecting the correct diet is essential for the dietary management of cats and dogs with gastrointestinal disorders however no single diet is likely to be effective for every patient. This webinar aims to help veterinary staff better understand the types of diet available and their key ingredients, in addition to the impact of nutrition for all of the major gastrointestinal disorders faced in practice.

Ian Williams, Veterinary Support Manager at ROYAL CANIN®, said: “Gastrointestinal disorders are common in small animal practice so we are hosting these webinars to help guide vets and vet nurses through the causes and management options for these patients.”

Practice staff can register for the webinars for free by visiting: www.royalcanin.co.uk/GIwebinars. They are easy to join; all you need is a computer (with speakers) which is connected to the internet. CPD certificates will be made available online to those who attend the live sessions.