Diagnosis and Treatment of Tracheal Collapse in Dogs

Diagnosis and Treatment of Tracheal Collapse in Dogs Tracheal collapse is most common in middle aged to older small breed dogs with the Yorkshire terrier, Pug, Chihuahua, Poodle, and Maltese being over represented. The condition can be congenital but is often caused by progressive generative changes of the tracheal cartilages (tracheomalacia) leading to a loss of tracheal integrity and a subsequent reduction of tracheal diameter. This loss of tracheal diameter leads to clinical signs including…

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Could My Dog Have Cushing’s Disease?

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…

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What You Should Know About Lily Toxicity in Cats

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…

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