February 2014

The gravel sign is seen radiographically as multiple, variously sized mineral fragments in the stomach … more

January 2014

Peripheral neuropathy is the most common chronic complication of diabetes in cats. This degenerative disorder … more

Chinchillas have 20 teeth from birth – 4 incisors and 16 molars. Teeth are open-rooted … more

December 2013

Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI) is associated with dogs that have been walked in wooded areas … more

Thromboembolism is a severe uncommon complicating condition in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats. It can cause … more

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.