Veterinary Medicine : Pets & Animal
Canine inflammatory disease is a general term that includes inflammatory bowel disease, colitis and pancreatitis. Food allergies also can cause inflammation of a dog's gastrointestinal tract. It's important to get a veterinary diagnosis when you notice common symptoms such as diarrhea and excess gas
This interview is part of a continuing series of pet health insurance company interviews. I will be using the same ten questions for each of the veterinary health insurers so that viewers can learn about each company and compare what plans are available. In this interview, Chris Ashton, co-founder &
Glaucoma takes place in dogs when abnormally high pressure develops within the eye, creating substantial damage to the optic nerve. This happens when the drainage system responsible for removing fluids from the eye becomes clogged, allowing great amounts of fluids to accumulate. This excess fluid pr
Liver disease is very complex, with many different causes and symptoms. Treatment includes dietary management, often by feeding Hill's prescription l/d food, along with supplements and medication. Dogs with liver disease may act depressed, be unwilling to eat and have gastrointestinal upset and a sw
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The liver regulates the level of chemicals, produces proteins for blood plasma, converts waste products, produces bile, stores glycogen for later use as energy, and eliminates toxins from the blood stream. Liver disease is one of the leading causes of the death of dogs in the United States.
The life of a vet tech is often demanding; long hours, lots of lifting and lots of cleaning up of smelly substances. Not to mention the chance of getting bit or scratched while assisting the doctor with a variety of pets. Is it worth it? Does the love of animals override the demands? Is the salary a
Prednisolone is often perscribed to reduce the pain associated with surgery.two cats on chair image by MasterAdrian from Fotolia.comPrednisone is an anti-inflammatory drug prescribed to cats and humans alike to reduce inflammation and reduce immune response. The liver converts the drug...
Renal (kidney) failure in dogs is evidenced by lethargy and loss of appetite. It can be confirmed by your veterinarian using lab tests. The kidneys are the filters of the body and help regulate fluid balance and blood pressure. These important organs also allow nutrients to go where they belong and
When you find a lump on your dog, the prognosis is often grim. If a tumor is benign, it may cause your dog pain and discomfort. Surgery is often the only treatment option. If it is malignant, most of the traditional treatments are unappealing. Options include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, all
Canine kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death in dogs more than 10 years old. As the kidneys age, they begin to lose some of their ability to filter out toxins and waste products in the dog's bloodstream and then properly divert these to be eliminated via urine or fecal matter. There a
Dogs are susceptible to several inflammatory diseases, some of them the same as those in humans and some that only attack dogs. Some of those that are found only in dogs can be found in the general canine population while some are only found in specific breeds. Some inflammatory diseases in dogs a
Dogs are prone to a number of different kidney problems such as acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure. Some diseases get progressively worse as time goes on, and some come on suddenly. Either way, the condition prevents dogs from releasing toxic wastes from their bodies and therefore can u