To examine with your hands
Symbol for history
vein located in the front leg of the cat or dog.
eating and elimination habits
2 things to ask the owner to evaluate an animal's GastroIntestinal (GI) health.
MM and 2 places you observe them
Mucous membranes are located: in the mouth, eye conjunctiva, nasal passages/ nostrils, anus
A slower than normal heart rate.
Yes or no questions
This type of questioning should be avoided when getting a patient history.
In the cat, what aspect of the leg is approached to access the femoral vein?
Medial aspect between the hip and stifle
3 signs of good health you can observe with your eyes
bright eyes, pink moists mm's, elastic skin with shiny glossy fur with good fly back, normal response for environment etc
Cappilary refill time
main reason the owner has brought the animal in to be seen at the clinic
vessel used to obtain a pulse in the dog or cat
normal temp range of the dog and cat
99F to 102.8F with 101.5F average
Normal pulse and respiration for the dog
Pulse: 70 to 120 bPM
RESP: 10 to 30 brpm
instrument you use to auscultate or auscult a patient
The owner states her dog has been vomiting.
2 other facts you should ask the owner regarding this important observation.
Frequncy, duration (how long), contents of vomit
blood vessel in the neck and used if larger quantities of blood are required in the dog and commonly used in the cat
Of the following, which animal has the highest normal body temperature: cat, horse, ferret, chicken?
What does the stretch test and flyback test each test for?
Stretch test: hydration and skin elasticity
Fly back : coat condition/ hydration
instrument used to examine the ear
instrument used to examine the eye
Patient history documents an animal's past health and should not be confused with basic patient information which also plays a role in the animal's diagnosis and are found on the front of every patient record. List them.
AGE/DOB, SEX, SPAYED/NEUTERED, where animal was acquired, BREED/Species
pulse in the cow or horse
Facial or maxillary artery or also the tail base artery
color of mucous mebranes of an animal that has CYANOSIS
2 locations where you can examine the lymph nodes
neck, arm pits, groin and behind the knees
Lying on its right side
position of a dog that is in right lateral recumbent