Asthma in Cats: Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment 

  Did you know that asthma can be an issue for cats? Initial signs are often quite mild, with some cats acting more withdrawn than normal, hiding more, breathing faster, or intermittent coughing. Then the signs seem to accelerate quickly and a frightened cat, gasping for air, is being rushed to a veterinarian by an even more terrified owner.   Many of us are familiar with asthma as…

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Pancreatitis in Pets: Understanding Signs and Treatment

  Located by the stomach, the pancreas makes and releases enzymes that aid in digestion. Normally, these enzymes are not active until they reach the small intestine. However, with pancreatitis the enzymes activate too early and irritate the pancreas and surrounding tissue. This leads to pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas.  Pancreatitis is often an acute problem causing gastrointestinal signs of vomiting…

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Dr. Caeley's Corner - Volume 1

“Prevalence and Characterization of Hypoadrenocorticism (HA) in Dogs with Signs of Chronic GI Disease; A Multicenter Study” – Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, June 2020   Key Points: 30% of dogs with hypoadrenocorticism are found atypical (exclusive glucocorticoid deficiency therefore electrolytes are normal). These cases often present with GI signs (anorexia 89%, vomiting 72%, diarrhea 35%). Other signs included abnormal fecal consistency (mucoid stools, tenesmus, hematochezia, melena). GI signs are…

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