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Hepatology

Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Pancreatitis causes significant illness in dogs and is considered to be the most common disease of the exocrine pancreas. The 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.

Chronic Kidney Disease Screening and Confirmation Testing in Cats

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in older cats. A 1992 study of 2228 cats found 31% of cats older than 10 years to be affected1; a smaller and more recent study of a random cohort of cats found incidence to be 50%.2 New testing options may help you …

Dietary Guidelines for Dogs with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Manipulating a patient’s diet can slow the progression of CKD in dogs, minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life.

Manipulating a patient’s diet can minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life for dogs with CKD, chronic kidney disease.

Liver Enzyme Interpretation and Liver Function Tests

Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats.

Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats in veterinary medicine.

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