Could My Dog Have Cushing’s Disease?
April 18, 2018
Could my dog have Cushing’s Disease? What is Cushing’s Disease? Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, is caused by excessive secretion of steroids (cortisol) from the adrenal glands due to a mass on one of the adrenal glands or a small benign growth on the pituitary gland. What are the symptoms? The most common symptoms seen at home are increased thirst and urination, panting, increased hunger, and thinning of the hair coat. Additionally, this condition most commonly…
What You Should Know About Lily Toxicity in Cats
March 26, 2018
There are many common household products that can cause kidney failure in dogs or cats. The most common are antifreeze (ethylene glycol) in dogs and cats, grapes and raisins in dogs, and lilies in cats. Lily toxicity is increasingly common during the Easter holiday season, and cat owners should be careful bringing these plants into the home. Some lilies such as the Peace, Peruvian, and Calla will not cause kidney failure, but rather cause local…
5 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe This Spring!
March 20, 2018
Spring is here! Help keep your pet happy and healthy this season with these spring pet safety tips from our Emergency Medicine team at MedVet. Lilies. While many flowers and plants can be dangerous to pets, lilies are especially toxic to cats. If ingested, every part of the lily flower and plant can cause serious health problems, and in some cases, can be fatal. Some other types of spring time plants that can present…