Acute pancreatitis results from sudden inflammation of the pancreas and is characterized by activation of pancreatic enzymes that can cause the pancreas to begin digesting itself. The pancreas lies in the upper abdomen alongside the first portion of the small intestine (called the duodenum) and between the stomach, liver and right kidney.
Overview of Enalapril for Canines and Felines Enalapril, also known as Enacard® or Vasotec®, is used for cats and dogs to treat and prevent heart failure, high blood pressure (hypertension) and proteinuria. Enalapril belongs to a general class of drugs known as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-inhibitors).
Clotting, or coagulation, of blood is a protective mechanism that arrests bleeding. Many different proteins are involved in the coagulation process in dogs and other animals. Abnormality at any of the many stages in coagulation cascade will result in prolonged bleeding. Without treatment, bleeding disorders may sometimes lead to death of the dog.
Understanding Canine Heart Murmurs Heart murmurs are auscultatory sounds created by turbulent or disturbed blood flow through the heart or vasculature. They can be heard over any region of the heart and can be associated with a variety of causes. Murmurs can be caused by congenital malformations of the heart, acquired heart disease, or by other diseases that can affect the heart but are not caused by an underlying heart disease.
Overview of Using Alprazolam (Xanax®) for Canines and Felines Alprazolam is more commonly known as Xanax®, and used for dogs and cats as an alleviant of anxiety and as a muscle relaxant. It is commonly used in dogs for storm phobias. Behavioral disorders in dogs and cats are frequently the reason for veterinary visits.
Feline Perinephric Pseudocysts A perinephric pseudocyst is an accumulation of fluid in cyst-like masses between the kidney and its surrounding capsule. This disorder is also known as capsulogenic renal cyst, capsular cyst, pararenal pseudocyst, capsular hydronephrosis, and perirenal pseudocyst. Perinephric pseudocysts are usually seen in older, male cats and are infrequently seen in dogs.