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27/Feb/2024

On February 23rd and 24th, the XII Veterinary Ophthalmology Congress was held in Madrid, organized by SEOVET (Spanish Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology).

This year, for the third consecutive time, Dr+Vet is once again sponsoring the largest Spanish congress of veterinary ophthalmology, the SEOVET. More than 140 specialists in this field gathered to share impressions and learn from great specialists.

This year the pre-congress started on Friday with the presentation of Laura Muñoz (Founder and Medical Director of OCULARVET). This was followed by the first lecture on photography in ophthalmology given by Javier Esteban of Anicura Ocaña and then the second lecture on photography given by Raquel Udiz. Both talks provided the attending veterinarians with interesting tips to improve their imaging technique and clinical data collection.

In the afternoon the congress started with a lot of enthusiasm from all participants and attendees. During the SEOVET we could enjoy presentations given by Eva Abarca (HV Canis de Mallorca), Manolo Villagrasa (COV, HV Puchol de Madrid), Màrian Matas (Memvet de Palma), Paco Simó (IVO de Barcelona), Ángel Ortillés (Anicura Valencia Sur de Valencia) and Fernando Sanz (Visionvet de Sevilla).

The SEOVET management knew how to organize a truly dynamic, educational and entertaining conference where all veterinarians could learn the latest developments in their field and at the same time fully enjoy the company and gastronomy.

Dr+Vet had the opportunity to present directly to a specialized audience the improved version of our products GLAUCO+ and OCCULUS+.

Glauco+

One of our presentations was Glauco+, a nutritional supplement designed to address the progression of glaucoma in pets. The improved formula, which includes neuroprotective and vasodilator components in addition to citicoline, has attracted a great deal of interest from ophthalmology veterinarians who had long been asking for this improvement over the Glauco formula.

Occulus+

We also share the improvements in Occulus+. With the addition of key nutritional elements and an improved formulation with alpha lipoic acid, Occulus+ reinforces its antioxidant effect on the crystalline lens.

This year at Dr+Vet we have no plans to put on the brakes, so we are already looking forward to the next big event: Iberzoo+Propet. See you again at IFEMA Madrid from March 13-15!


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16/Jan/2024

When our pets get older, just like us, they start to require some special care and also a more exhaustive veterinary follow-up than during the rest of their lives.

From approximately 8 years of age, we recommend an annual visit where the veterinarian can check the weight, general physical condition, perform analytical or other tests if necessary. In these controls can be diagnosed diseases that do not yet have clinical signs and in which early treatment can slow the progression or development of such disease.

In this article we are going to focus on the most common vision defect in geriatric pets: cataracts. One of the most frequent ocular affections we see in the veterinary practice are cataracts. The origin of these cataracts is usually associated with age and degeneration of the crystalline lens due to the increase of its layers and the oxidative damage it suffers during its life. Other causes of cataracts can be diabetes mellitus, blows or trauma, congenital/hereditary or retinal atrophy.

How does a cataract form?
The crystalline lens is a lens formed by several layers located inside the eye, its function is to concentrate light so that it is properly projected on the retina. With the passage of time and the natural aging process, the lens tends to accumulate additional layers. This gradual process of layer accumulation can cause the lens to become denser and less transparent.

How do we detect that our pet has cataracts?
At home we can suspect the presence of cataracts and it will be the veterinarian who will confirm the diagnosis and will be able to tell us what treatment we can offer to our pet. If detected and treated in time, cataracts should not be a problem. At home we will be able to see a certain whitish or bluish opacity (at the beginning) in the crystalline lens. If the cataract is more advanced, we will clearly see the opacity or that the animal is hitting obstacles it may encounter due to the difficulty of vision.

In early stages (A,B), when it is not yet mature, there are still non-surgical treatment options such as dietary supplementation with vitamins and antioxidants to slow the onset of cataracts. Specialized nutritional supplements such as Occulus+ from Dr+Vet could be used to provide vitamins A, C, E and antioxidant minerals to slow the progression of the disease.

Once the cataract has evolved (C), a specialist veterinarian will indicate the best surgical solution, after an exhaustive review of the pet’s health and vision. Cataracts are an operable disease with a high success rate (around 90%). Post-surgical recovery usually takes a few days with anti-inflammatory eye drops and antibiotics until medical discharge.

Phases of cataract

Figure 1. Phases of cataract in dogs: A. Initial phase B. Immature cataract Immature cataract C. Mature cataract (point of surgery).
As the lens becomes less transparent and light can no longer pass through it clearly. In simple terms, the additional layers in the lens alter its original structure causing irreversible damage that affects its ability to focus light properly on the retina.

The Dr+Vet formula: Occulus+
As mentioned above, Dr+Vet offers the nutritional supplement Occulus+ recently reformulated to increase its antioxidant potential with alpha lipoic acid. This product contains abundant vitamins, minerals and antioxidant components that promote overall eye health and help slow disease progression.


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16/Nov/2023

Last week, the Dr+Vet team participated in the AVEPA SEVC congress, where we exchanged opinions and learned from high-level clinical veterinarians and at the same time we were able to share with them the novelties in our catalog:

Glauco+

One of our presentations was Glauco+, a nutritional supplement designed to address the progression of glaucoma in pets. The improved formula, which includes natural components and, most importantly, citicoline, has aroused great interest among ophthalmology veterinarians who had long been asking for this improvement over the Glauco formula.

Occulus+

In our participation in AVEPA SEVC, we also shared the improvements in Occulus+. With the addition of key nutritional elements and an improved formulation, Occulus+ reinforces its antioxidant effect in crystalline lens.

The response we received from the veterinarians who visited our booth was certainly inspiring. It fills us with gratitude to see how our products are received with enthusiasm and appreciation by professionals committed to animal welfare.

We thank all the veterinarians who came by, shared their perspectives and were part of this enriching experience.

See you at AVEPA-SEVC Madrid 2024!


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07/Nov/2023

Dr+Vet will participate in AVEPA-SEVC 2023, the leading event in the field of general veterinary medicine, which will take place in Barcelona from November 9-11.

During these days we will have the opportunity to connect with professionals from all over the veterinary sector and share our latest innovations in veterinary nutraceuticals.

During this congress we will present our improved formulas in the ophthalmological gamma: Glauco+ and Occulus+. Two products that have been part of Dr+Vet since its inception now receive a plus in composition, adapting to new trends and scientific evidence.

Glauco+: Nutritional Support for Glaucoma
Our Glauco+ product has been enhanced with the addition of citicoline, offering essential nutritional support for pets suffering from glaucoma. By providing nutrients to the retina and optic nerve, Glauco+ aims to aid in neuroprotection in cases of normotensive glaucoma.

Occulus+: Improving Lens Health
Occulus+, with abundant antioxidants in its formula, now features the benefits of alpha lipoic acid, enriching the formula to help animals with cataracts and support overall lens health.

Other product lines
In addition to our ophthalmological line, we will also provide detailed information on our digestive and metabolic gammas, with Glyco, Flavum, Digestum and Colitum products.

AVEPA-SEVC 2023 serves as a platform to interact with professional colleagues and showcase our commitment to innovative veterinary care. Our team will be available to provide detailed information and answer any questions you may have about our products.

Stay tuned for updates and follow us on social media for more details as the event approaches – see you there!
For more information about AVEPA-SEVC 2023, visit the official event website: avepa.org/sevc


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30/Oct/2023

One of our two new Fall releases from Dr+Vet: the new and improved Occulus+.

This new version incorporates alpha lipoic acid and has been designed to achieve greater efficacy in lens nutrition and better protection of the visual health of dogs and cats at risk of developing geriatric, diabetic or hypocalcemia cataracts.

What is alpha lipoic acid?
Alpha lipoic acid, present in Occulus+, is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in the body and is also found in food. It is used to break down carbohydrates and generate energy. Alpha lipoic acid acts as an aldose reductase inhibitor and in combination with its ability to regenerate glutathione, coenzyme Q10 and vitamins C and E to their reduced forms, make it a potent weapon against lipid oxidation.

Its benefits for vision
Studies have shown that topical use of an aldose reductase inhibitor can prevent cataracts in diabetic dogs. Also, oral administration of alpha lipoic acid along with other antioxidants has been shown to delay the onset of cataracts in dogs, and has even shown improvement in cases where cataracts had already developed.

The usual components
We would like to remind you of the ingredients that were already part of the formula, and that continue to be essential to provide eye care:
Lutein and Zeaxanthin: These carotenoids from the Marigold flower, naturally present in the lens, have the ability to filter and absorb potentially harmful short wavelength light, reducing oxidative stress.
Minerals (Zinc and Copper): Zinc, with its antioxidant effect, and its relationship with copper, play an important role in maintaining normal ocular function and reducing oxidative stress.
Mineral (Calcium): As an essential component of aqueous humor, calcium influences ocular health and contributes to the prevention of cataracts due to hypocalcemia.
Vitamins A, C, E, D3 and K: These vitamins can protect the lens against the development and progression of cataracts, thanks to their antioxidant properties. Vitamins K and D3 have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
B vitamins: Vitamins B2, B3, B6 and B12 play a role in the prevention of nuclear and cortical opacities in the lens through their ability to maintain the cellular response to oxidative stress.

New 4-part divisible tablet format
With the new 4-part divisible format, we offer the possibility to adjust the dosage of Occulus+ according to the individual needs of each pet. This new format makes dosing more personalized and precise than with the old format.

Why Occulus+:
With Occulus+, we are redefining eye care for your pets. Administering eye drops directly into the eyes can be a challenge for both owners and pets. Discomfort and resistance to application can create a stressful experience for both. In contrast, with oral administration of vitamins in tablet form, the stress and anxiety associated with the process is significantly reduced. Oral administration is generally more acceptable to pets than the application of eye drops. Tablets, in the case of Occulus+, are generally easier to administer due to their format and palatability ensuring consistency and compliance with treatment.

How to get Occulus+?
To purchase Occulus+, you can obtain it exclusively through veterinary distributors in specialized clinics. This guarantees that you receive the product under the guidance and supervision of animal health professionals.

At Dr+Vet, our commitment is clear: to offer cutting-edge solutions for the well-being of your furry companions.


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