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The ADR (Ain’t Doing Right) Dog: Endocrine Emergencies

The owner reported that Lucky vomited in the car a week earlier when coming home from the groomer. Over the past week, Lucky’s appetite diminished but she seemed thirstier. Lucky had become progressively more lethargic and anorectic over the past 2 days….

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs Part 2: Diagnostic Approach

Diagnosis of Cushing's disease in dogs requires incorporating information from the history, physical examination, and routine laboratory tests.

A diagnostic approach to addressing Cushing’s disease in dogs, or canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), and information needed for laboratory assessment.

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Diagnosis, Clinical Signs, and Laboratory Findings

Canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), also known as Cushing’s disease, is a common endocrine disorder in older dogs.

Pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism, also known as Cushing’s disease, is a common endocrine disorder in older dogs. This article covers the diagnosis of Cushing’s disease in dogs and more.

Canine Hypoadrenocorticism: Overview, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Maya Lottati DVM, PhD, and David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine) Addison’s disease has an overall low disease prevalence, and when combined with vague clinical signs and nonspecific clinicopathologic abnormalities, diagnosis is challenging. The authors identify the function of the adrenal cortex, forms of the disease, diagnostics, acute therapy, and long-term maintenance. Canine hypoadrenocorticism, …

Focus on Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common endocrinopathy of dogs and cats, and management can be challenging. A great deal of individual variability exists with regard to insulin type and dosing, and there are several potentially life-threatening sequelae of poor management. In this Journal Club column, synopses of several recent publications, with relevant clinical implications regarding …

Canine Hyperadrenocorticism: Challenges Establishing The Diagnosis

Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, & Richard Nelson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM University of California–Davis Canine Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, can be challenging to definitively diagnose. Given the complexity of hyperadrenocorticism, the authors provide an in-depth review of the diagnostic process, including an algorithm and case study, to aid the practitioner. Spontaneously occurring canine hyperadrenocorticism …

Feline Diabetes Mellitus Updates on Diagnosis & Treatment

David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, and Karen Eiler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM Feline diabetes mellitus, one of the most commonly encountered feline endocrine diseases, is comprehensively reviewed, with an emphasis on providing up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment based on current literature and research. The article outlines the insulins available for therapeutic use in cats …

Focus On Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in both dogs and cats, and small animal practitioners need to feel comfortable with the long-term management of these patients. The following 4 abstracts highlight articles that provide useful insight into the management of both feline and canine diabetics. The study by Hafner and colleagues looked at placement sites …