November 2013

The prognosis of a cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is highly variable. Some cats may … more

Kennel cough is an infection of the upper respiratory tract of the dog, and can … more

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is such a strong oxidiser it is highly reactive. Due to its … more

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September 2013

Gallstones are rare in dogs. They consist mostly of calcium bilirubinate and/or cholesterol, and are … more

July 2013

Alanine transferase (ALT) is a specific indicator of hepatocellular injury in dogs and cats. Increases … more

Glipizide is an oral blood glucose lowering drug in the sulphonylurea class. It acts by … more

June 2013

There are three basic causes for diabetes insipidus (DI): a defect in antidiuretic hormone (ADH); … more

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OCD is a cartilage problem that affects young large and giant breed dogs. It is … more

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May 2013

The animal should be prepared for the study by being starved for a minimum of … more

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March 2013

Renal proteinuria is an important complication of chronic renal disease. The presence of proteinuria is … more

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A young cat in good condition with a history of coughing and mixed dyspnoea with … more

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Because the liver may be contained entirely within the rib cage in normal cats and … more

February 2013

Many clients treat their dogs like children. This is fine so long as they’re not … more

In the old days we were always taught to bandage a fracture, preferably with a … more

Endocrine alopecia in cats is extremely rare.

January 2013

Pectus excavatum is a common congenital malformation of the sternum and costochondral cartilages affecting cats, … more

It’s common knowledge that cats cannot thrive on dog food due to inadequate taurine levels … more

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December 2012

When positioning a rabbit for general anaesthesia, place the rabbit on an incline so the … more