Resources

Addison's Disease
What is Addison's disease? Addison’s disease is the common name for hypoadrenocorticism. Hypoadrenocorticism is a condition where there is diminished or lowered hormone production from the outer part...

Bandage care
ALL SPLINTS, CASTS AND BANDAGES MUST BE KEPT DRY!!! If a splint, etc, becomes wet, it must be changed as soon as possible. Wet bandaging material can cause serious problems...

Bellies, Bladder, and Bowels: Exploring the abdomen and perfecting the "otomies" in your practice
Abdominal surgery is a common procedure in modern veterinary practice. It is important for the practitioner to become familiar with the procedure to develop confidence in performing an...

Canine Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
Canine immune mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP), is an autoimmune disease. The body's immune system is designed to fight foreign substances in the body, like germs and viruses. But in...

Canine Lymphoma
Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma) is a relatively common type of cancer found in dogs and cats which arises from lymphoid tissue. Lymphocytes are present to detect and mount immune responses...

Canine Pyometra
What is pyometra? Pyometra is defined as an infection in the uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb and is where the developing fetus is located. It...

Care Credit
www.carecredit.com How can I apply for CareCredit? You can apply online or download and print the application and take it to your healthcare provider. The application is quick and easy,...

Cauda Equina (Lumbosacral) Syndrome
 What is cauda equina or lumbosacral syndrome? Cauda equina or lumbosacral syndrome is a disease that occurs at the lumbosacral junction in the lower back. The term lumbo refers...

Cervical Vertebral Instability
What is cervical stenosis? Cervical stenosis is also known as cervical vertebral instability, cervical spondylopathy or Wobbler syndrome. It is caused by compression of the spinal cord, usually at...

Chocolate Toxicity
What is chocolate toxicity? Chocolate toxicity (poisoning) is caused by excessive intake of the methylxanthine alkaloids in chocolate, coffee, tea and caffeinated sodas. The active ingredient in chocolate is...

Chylothorax: Medical and Surgical Management
Chylothorax is a collection of chyle in the pleural space.  Chylothorax remains a complicated condition that is poorly understood and difficult to treat.  In most animals, abnormal flow...

Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is the examination of the colon with a fiberoptic endoscope. This procedure is commonly performed if an animal has chronic diarrhea, blood in the stool, painful, or frequent...

Cushing's Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism)
Cushing's disease is a condition in which the adrenal glands overproduce certain hormones. The medical term for this disease is hyperadrenocorticism. The adrenal glands produce several vital substances which...

Dillinger - PU/PD and incontinence
Dillinger 11yo MN Siberian Husky Presenting complaint: PU/PD and urinary incontinence History: 1-year history of slight incontinence. Over the past few months, the owner observed increased thirst and...

Emergency Management of Seizures
The effective emergency management of seizures can be the difference between life and death for some pets and in certain cases can prevent costly and long term hospitalization....

Endoscopy in Dogs and Cats (general description)
An endoscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that is inserted into the area that needs to be examined.  This can be the nose, trachea, bronchi, esophagus, stomach, small...

Gastroduodenoscopy
Gastroduodenoscopy is the examination of the esophagus, stomach and initial part of the small intestine.   Strictures of the esophagus can be caused by trauma from a previous foreign...

Hip Dysplasia
Check out Dr. Kirkby's recent article in Veterinary Surgery regarding non-surgical management of hip dysplasia (Veterinary Surgery 41 (2012) 2-9 2011 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons).

Holiday Toxins: Tips on holiday foods, plants, and decorations that can put your pet at risk
The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about a potentially poisoned pet. Below is a list of holiday- related decorations, plants and food items that the...

Horner's Syndrome
What is Horner’s syndrome? Horner’s syndrome is a common neurological disorder of the eye and facial muscles. The condition usually occurs suddenly. The most common clinical signs of Horner’s...

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