About the Author
Dr. Audrey Cook is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. She completed an internship at NCSU and a residency in internal medicine at UC Davis. She is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and is one of the few internists with additional board certification in Feline Practice. After a decade in private referral practice, Dr. Cook joined the faculty at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently Professor and Chief of the Internal Medicine Service. Her clinical interests include canine and feline endocrinology and gastroenterology.
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Internal MedicineResuscitative and/or replacement fluids should be provided to any patient with hyperkalemia and a fluid deficit.
Internal MedicineHyponatremia is is defined as an excess of water in relation to serum sodium concentrations in the body. A thorough history is important in assessing hyponatremic patients as the details could impact the preferred treatment option.
Hypernatremia reflects the loss of water in excess of sodium or the addition of sodium in excess of water.
This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs and improve quality of life if surgical intervention is not pursued.
GastroenterologyComorbid conditions can complicate the management of cats with DM, and those with concurrent GI dysfunction such as IBD present some unique challenges.
There are several ways to retrieve an esophageal foreign body, including blind removal, endoscopic retrieval, fluoroscopic retrieval, and surgical retrieval.
EndocrinologyPDH is the most common cause of spontaneous Cushing’s syndrome in dogs. Trilostane is widely regarded as the treatment of choice.
EndocrinologyDiagnosis of canine hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) or Cushing's syndrome is difficult in some cases due to factors such as the presence of nonadrenal illness and limitations in the tests.
The mechanisms by which illness suppresses appetite are complex, and we do not yet have a clear picture of them all.
Cardiovascular and renal disease are commonly diagnosed in cats and dogs; incidence increases with patient age.