Hepatopathies such as cholangitis can be difficult to identify; diagnostics include imaging, cytology, histopathology, and various lab tests.
GastroenterologyThe diagnosis of acute pancreatitis can be difficult because clinical signs and results of diagnostic testing are often nonspecific. This article addresses the diagnostic approach to patients with signs suggestive of pancreatitis.
EndocrinologyChronic pancreatitis is a common, yet complex, disease in cats, and its management is nonspecific and multifaceted.
Nutritional intervention is the cornerstone for maintaining health and quality of life for cats with chronic kidney disease.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in older cats.
HepatologyA review of the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests.
HepatologyAny nutritional intervention in the treatment of pancreatitis is predicated on the veterinarian distinguishing acute or chronic pancreatitis from other causes of gastrointestinal signs.
GastroenterologyCanine acute pancreatitis is a reversible disease when diagnosed promptly and managed appropriately.
Much is unknown about the etiology and treatment of chronic hepatitis in dogs; here is a review of the current literature on diagnosis and treatment of this disease.