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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Thyroid Disorders in Your Pet - Treatment for Dogs and Cats

  Sometimes weight can be like a roller coaster. You gain some. Then you lose some. Then maybe you gain a few more pounds back. It’s true for people, and it can be true for pets. But did you know that weight swings like this in your pet may be a sign of thyroid disorders?     What is the thyroid? The thyroid gland is an organ in the neck…

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