Canine pancreatitis

Canine pancreatitis

Authors: Craig Datz, Melinda A. Wood

Pancreatitis in dogs is a common and debilitating disease that may be acute or chronic in nature; Craig Datz and Melinda Wood review various aspects of the condition, including the etiology, the preferred diagnostic tests, and the options for treatment.

Feline esophagitis

Feline esophagitis

Author: Toshihiro Watari

Inflammation of the feline esophagus is an underdiagnosed condition, yet it can have potentially severe consequences; Toshihiro Watari discusses the predisposing factors, the clinical signs, the imaging modalities required for diagnosis, and the options available to both treat the disease and minimize its recurrence.

Canine protein-losing enteropathies

Canine protein-losing enteropathies

Author: Rance Sellon

There are a variety of disorders that can cause dogs to lose protein through their gastrointestinal tract. Overall, they are classified as “protein-losing enteropathies”, but there are a bewildering number of potential causes; Rance Sellon offers an overview of the condition, including a review of the signs, the diagnostic options and the potential treatments for the most common diseases.

Gastrointestinal endoscopy in dogs

Gastrointestinal endoscopy in dogs

Authors: Olivier Dossin, Franck Jolivet

Endoscopy is now widely available for the investigation of gastrointestinal disease in dogs; Franck Jolivet and Olivier Dossin present a practical, case-based paper that illustrates the versatility of the endoscope, along with some useful tips on how to best use this diagnostic option in practice.

How I approach... The cat with chronic diarrhea

How I approach... The cat with chronic diarrhea

Author: Craig B. Webb

Clinicians will be all-too-familiar with the cat that has recurrent diarrhea; dealing with these patients can be frustrating for both the veterinarian and the owner, but Craig Webb offers his thoughts on how best to approach these cats with a case-based article that illustrates the key pointers for a successful outcome.

A short guide to... Nasal feeding tubes in dogs

A short guide to... Nasal feeding tubes in dogs

Authors: Joris Robben, Chiara Valtolina

Simple to use and remarkably effective, feeding a sick dog via an intra-nasal tube can be an invaluable adjunct in a variety of clinical situations and is often a decisive factor in ensuring a positive outcome in many cases; in this paper Joris Robben and Chiara Valtolina highlight the practicalities involved for optimal results.

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